Julia Child once famously admonished North American bread, equating it to Kleenex. While that might not be true, it can certainly be said for many of the Paleo and low-carb bread options available in most grocery stores. Unfortunately, many of these gluten- and grain-free breads just don’t hold a candle to the breads available to those who aren’t limited by their Paleo, ketogenic or gluten-free lifestyles.
Many people on the Paleo plan have simply given up on the idea of having bread in their diets. Frankly, it’s hard to think of anything more depressing. Bread is a delicious staple, a hearty cornerstone to any meal. If the breads available to you at the grocery store aren’t up to par, then the solution is simple: Make your own!
You’ve probably always imagined bread-making to be a complex, arduous ordeal. This is true of traditional breads, many of which require rising time and special bread-making devices. However, Paleo breads are actually some of the easiest recipes on the planet. Even if you aren’t a natural in the kitchen, most of these recipes are difficult, if not impossible, to botch.
It’s time to bring bread back into your life. Here are 50 Paleo breads that are simple to make, low-carb, nutritious and, most importantly, absolutely delicious to eat.
Miss Bread? Here Are 50 Paleo Solutions
1. Multigrain Sans The Grain
There’s no better way to start the day than with a hearty slice of multigrain toast. On a Paleo Diet, however, many multigrain breads are off-limits. Solve that problem by preparing this incredibly healthy bread yourself. Thanks to the inclusion of whole flaxseeds, this bread is chocked full of fiber and heart-healthy omega-3s. This bread is served perfectly as breakfast toast, giving you an energizing and healthy start to the day ahead.
2. Bring Back The Rolls
If there’s anything people find themselves missing on a Paleo plan, it’s a fluffy, buttery roll served with their dinner. Forget what you’ve heard about having to give up indulgences like these. This totally Paleo roll recipe will let you bring this staple back to your dinner table. The recipe is surprisingly simple and employs tapioca flour to give these rolls a light and fluffy finish. Add a small pat of grass-fed butter for a delectable dinnertime treat.
3. The Perfect Paleo Curry Sidekick
There’s nothing better than a spicy and hearty curry dish. However, Indian food lovers on the Paleo plan might miss using a tasty piece of naan to scoop up their sauce. Thankfully, this naan recipe allows those on the Paleo Diet to enjoy this staple of Indian cuisine. The best part? This recipe only requires three simple ingredients. It can also be served with fruit or jelly as a sweet morning treat.
4. The Return Of Tacos
Life’s not worth living without the occasional taco night. Don’t think that your Paleo Diet prevents you from enjoying tacos any longer. This tortilla recipe is both grain- and gluten-free, making it a perfect choice for a wide array of food allergies and sensitivities. Coconut flour ensures that these tortillas are light, pliable and easy to roll into burritos. Fill with your favorite protein and fresh salsa and guacamole for a taco that is not only Paleo-friendly, but delectable to boot.
5. A Paleo Version Of A Southern Staple
There’s nothing more classic than a plate of flaky biscuits, served with fried eggs or a sausage gravy. While most biscuit mixes you’ll find at the grocery store are jam-packed with unhealthy ingredients, this recipe for Paleo biscuits allows you to enjoy this classic breakfast food whenever you wish. Almond flour gives them a flavor that is rich but not overpowering. Serve with grass-fed butter or use them to scoop up your favorite Paleo sauces.
6. The Perfect English Muffin
English muffins are ideal for a quick and simple breakfast food. However, most aren’t ideal for a Paleo plan. These English Muffins aren’t just Paleo-friendly, but vegan as well. Shockingly, these English Muffins don’t even require an oven to bake, as the recipe is entirely microwavable. Keep a few in the fridge for a perfect breakfast on those mornings when you’re rushing to get to school or work. Or, use them to make a Paleo version of the classic Eggs Benedict on those lazy Sunday mornings.
7. To-Die-For Zucchini Bread
Zucchini bread is a delightful, rustic dish that pairs perfectly with pasta dishes. This Paleo version eliminates white flour in favor of almond flour. Banana, cinnamon and nutmeg give it a sweet tang. Serve alongside a corn pasta in a red sauce for an incredibly hearty dinner. It’s also delicious on its own with a pat of grass-fed butter.
8. A Bread That Packs A Protein Punch
If you’re trying to build muscle, you know that protein is essential for meeting your fitness goals. While most of us turn to meat or shakes to get our protein fix, there are unique ways to pack in the protein if you’re creative. This high-protein bread is one of those ways. Thanks to an abundance of seeds and flaxseed, this bread is a perfect way to boost the protein in your lunchtime sandwich.
9. 9. A Hearty Bread Chocked Full Of Seeds
Seeds should be an essential part of any Paleo diet. They’re one of nature’s most perfect foods. They provide your body with healthy fats, omega-3s and the nutrients you need to perform at your absolute best. This bread contains pumpkin, chia and sunflower seeds. The finished product has a nutty and robust flavor. It’s perfect for a lunchtime sandwich or served alongside dinner.
10. The Best Buns For Your BBQ
If you’ve been eating your burgers and hot dogs naked for fear of gluten and grain, the time has finally come for you to bring buns back to your barbecues. These buns are low-carb, making them idea for both Paleo and ketogenic diets. They are light and fluffy, thanks to the inclusion of protein-packed egg whites in the recipe. These buns can easily be made in both burger- and hot dog-sizes.