I was hesitant to start cooking with nut flours, but in the end I'm having fun diving into the new adventure. It's actually easier than the "conventional" method of cooking or baking because it's just so simple. I have been eating Paleo-style since 2013 and finally this year decided to bake my own bread. Of course it didn't help that I was healing from Adrenal Fatigue, but that's another story, not for here.
Paleo-style Coconut Bread
6 pastured, organic eggs
1/2 cup grassfed or organic butter (or ghee or coconut oil)
1/4 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup organic coconut flour, sifted
1 tsp organic baking powder
Set eggs and butter on counter to reach room temperature (a few hours).
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium-sized bowl mix eggs, butter, and sea salt until well-blended.
Combine sifted coconut flour and baking powder.
Whisk flour and baking powder mix into the liquid until well blended.
Spoon batter into a small buttered loaf pan.
Bake for 40 minutes. If toothpick comes out clean, the loaf is done.
Remove from pan and cool on rack.
Yield: 1 small loaf
Please note that this is the new normal for us Paleo-style eaters. This bread is gluten-free, grain-free, and yeast-free, so it has a different texture and taste than other "conventional" breads.
This recipe can be doubled. The bread can be frozen if you have a small family. Our family of two doesn't eat much bread, so I cut the loaves in half and freeze whatever I feel wouldn't last in the fridge.
For some different taste sensations, experiment by adding these herbs to your batter:
- Try adding 1 tsp of Rosemary leaves
- Try adding 2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped) along with 1 tsp of fresh chopped parsley leaves.
Anyone else have some other variations to try? If so, feel free to drop me a comment below.