I came across Elana’s Paleo Breakfast Bread recipe a few months ago on Elana’s Pantry and a few weekends ago, my boyfriend and I tried it out.
One sunday morning, we had everything we needed to make this fab breakfast bread. It sounded too good to be true – no flour is involved – bread without flour? How can it be? How will it rise? Will it be dense? It’s possible people, bare with me here.
When I first looked at the recipe, I loved the simplicity of the ingredients and when I noticed that almond butter was the main base, I thought ah ha, Elana’s recipes are mostly almond flour and since it works in her other baking recipes, why wouldn’t almond butter work? If anything the distinction is that the almond butter is roasted and ground into a butter (we are using smooth almond butter by Nuts To You) – tasty to eat right out of the jar, but bake with it? I never thought to do that before.
Aside: I have fond memories of cruising around on Elana’s Pantry. I found hope in her posts when I was doing my elimination diet and worrying about the outcome of it (if I had to kiss goodbye to gluten forever). She made me realize as did Gluten Free Girl that there is life after going gluten-free and delicious meals to be had. I was tempted to buy a whole bunch of gluten-free flours to play with, but my elimination diet was already eating away at my wallet enough (and taking up lots of kitchen cooking time) that buying baked gluten free breads from the farmer’s market was working just fine for me.
We followed Elana’s recipe as written except we left out Stevia (don’t have it) and we didn’t increase the honey to compensate. I used this smooth almond butter and we also mixed by hand (no hand blender).
Elana’s Paleo Breakfast Bread
Ingredients (Posted as per the original recipe by elanaspantry.com)
- ½ cup creamy roasted almond butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon stevia
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
It was tasty! Yum!! The recipe serves 4 but the two of us ate it. We have big appetities. 🙂
Next time, I’d like to spread some almond butter on it.
I especially think those that are paleo will love the texture of this.
Are you an almond butter lover? Have you baked with almond butter before? I don’t bake often but after trying this, I’d like to experiment with almond flour one day.
For those who are paleo, what are your favourite grain free breakfast recipes?