Nut-Free Paleo Bread

February 17, 2012 in Categories: , by

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My mother-in-law will be visiting this spring and she is allergic to nuts.  It’s got me working on nut-free versions of many of my recipes (because I don’t want gluten-containing anything in my house, even for company, if I can get away with it).  I’m also interested in more nut-free portable foods for lunches etc. (See all my nut-free baking recipes, also all AIP(Auto Immune Protcol) recipes are nut-free.)

This bread is lovely and light and has a great flavor.  I think it would also work really well as a roll if you baked it in well-greased muffin cups (if you try it, leave a comment and let me know how it works).


1.    Preheat oven to 350F.  Line a 7.5″x3.5″ Loaf Pan with wax paper.  Grease the wax paper with coconut oil (if you have a good non-stick pan, you should be able to get away with just greasing it really well).
2.    Melt the butter (or coconut oil if using) in the microwave and let cool slightly.
3.    Beat eggs in a blender or food processor until frothy, about 30 seconds.  Add the remaining ingredients and process again until smooth.  Let the batter sit for a minute to thicken.
4.    Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.  Spread it out so that the surface is even.  Bake for 35 minutes.  Enjoy!

Do you need help finding any ingredients?  Check out  Important Pantry Items for the Paleo Baker.


I am interested in trying this bread, but I’m allergic to eggs. Since there are 4 eggs in the recipe, I’m not sure I can use a substitute. What do you think? I know baking is rather precise.

Hi, any ideas why my bread is turning green? I used once a non-stick pan, and then I thought it was just a reaction with the metal, so I returned the pan. Today I used a silicone pan and the effect was just the same… Help!

Hi Sarah,

Just wanted to let you know that I used a silicone muffin tray when making the nut-free paleo bread recipe and they turned out great. For a tray of 6 I made 2 with raisins, 2 with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top (thankfully we can tolerate parmesan), and 2 plain. I found that 25 minutes was sufficient cooking time in my oven. Yum!

- Tina

Hi – Is it okay to double this recipe? Also, do you happen to know how long it lasts or have storage recommendations. I need a sandwich bread. We homeschool and I frequently need to throw together lunches so it’d be great if I could make this once or twice a week and have it for a few days. I looked at the bread machine recipes but couldn’t find one that was both nut free and flax free. If there’s one I missed, please let me know! It would be great to take the machine out of the attic :D

Sarah recommends making her recipes exactly as written for the best results. Her baked goods do freeze well, so you could make multiple loaves and freeze some for later. – Christina, Sarah’s assistant

I have followed this recipe to a “T” twice, the second time making sure I sifted the flour and my bread will not rise even half of what your picture shows. What’s going wrong?

What would happen if you added more baking soda and acv? Would the reaction make it rise more? I’m not very experienced in baking, so I wouldn’t know.

The problem with gluten-free baking isn’t making air, but holding it. This is the reason for beating the eggs and is the reason why a finely ground coconut flour works better than a coarser one. You could try, but I think it would probably be better to play with the coconut flour (one less teaspoon, one more teaspoon, etc.)

I would also consider reducing the amount of coconut oil/butter/shortening. A lot of my baking fails lately seem to be too heavy on the coconut oil, and if I’m right, that has caused the baked goods to fall about halfway through baking.

I’d like to convert this recipe into a yeast based recipe (to avoid so much nut flour in your other recipes and to avoid using flax). Do you think it will work? I don’t have a bread machine either. I’m going to use your other yeast bread recipes as a guide.

There is no yeast and no baking powder in this recipe; did you forget to list it? Amy has already made it twice and it does not rise (???)

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