Savoury Paleo Bread (No Baking Tin)

This is an easy recipe for savoury paleo bread that can be made without using a baking loaf tin. Perfect for lunchboxes and breakfasts, and it freezes really well so you don’t have to eat it all at once.


Savoury Paleo Bread Loaf

I love making this bread recipe from time to time because its texture is very similar to real bread, especially the darker German and Austrian types of bread. In fact, I first made this recipe while travelling through Austria. We rented an Airbnb with an oven and I wanted to make a few things that we could bring on hikes with us.

I didn’t have a baking tin but decided to shape the bread loaf by hand and simply bake it on a flat oven sheet with some parchment paper underneath. It worked out perfectly and everyone enjoyed a slice or two with avocado and ham.

I wanted to add some savoury flavours to the bread so I used some onion and garlic powders, and some dried herbs. Therefore, this bread is best paired with non-sweet foods and toppings. You could easily make this same bread without those seasonings if you want to use it for toppings like nut butter and honey, but I prefer to avoid the sweet stuff, so I deliberately make it that way.

Once the loaf is baked, I allow it cool completely, then slice a few slices for the freezer (in Ziplock bag) and enjoy the rest over the next few days. I hope you like this recipe and if you’re looking for something much lower in carbohydrates, check out my low-carb hemp seed flour bread recipe here.

 

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PALEO BREAD INGREDIENTS

You can find most of the ingredients in health food stores and online these days. Almond meal can be replaced with other nut meals, linseed meal with flaxseed meal, and cassava flour with tapioca flour (although I think cassava flour has a slightly better, denser texture compared to the more fine, starch-like tapioca or arrowroot). Buckwheat or quinoa flour can be used in place of cassava if you tolerate those non-wheat flours.

HOW TO MAKE THIS PALEO BREAD LOAF

Here are some step-by-step pics for how to make the bread, followed by the full recipe and ingredients below.

Step-by-step photos for how to make paleo bread mixture

Shaping and baking paleo bread without a baking tin

 

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Savoury Paleo Bread Loaf

Savoury Paleo Bread Recipe (No Baking Tin)

  • Author: Irena Macri
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 10-12 slices 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: European

Description

This super easy savoury paleo bread loaf can be baked with no tin. It lasts well and freezes beauifully so you don’t have to eat it all at once.


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Ingredients

Dry ingredient mix

Wet mix

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / 340 F.
  2. Combine the dry mix ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk the wet ingredient in another bowl. Combine the two together and mix really well with a fork so that all the ingredients are well integrated.
  3. Place a piece of parchment paper on a flat baking tray and grease it lightly with olive oil or coconut oil. Scoop out the bread mixture in one big lump and place in the middle. Wet your hands slightly and shape the lump into an oval loaf. Flatten it slightly or keep it taller if you want a taller loaf of bread.
  4. Make sure the mixture is nice and tight. Place in the oven and bake for 35 minutes. I put a few knife slits across but you don’t really need to. I found the bread cracked at the sides slightly at the start as the loaf started to grow but it stopped and baked nicely after that.
  5. The loaf will rise a bit but will be denser than regular bread or yeast-based loaves due to the flours used. But, the texture is very pleasant and the loaf has a lovely, savoury flavour. It’s a great substitute.
  6. Remove from the oven and let it cool down on a rack.
  7. You can slice it and freeze a few pieces for later. Otherwise, keep under a towel or in the fridge.

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Comments

14 Comments
  1. Great recipe! My mix was a little too wet, so it was too hard to shape and made for a flatter loaf…I used large eggs, so maybe could have done with 3? But the flavours are beautiful, thank you!

  2. I never thought I would find a decent paleo bread, after so many failures and wasted ingredients. My first attempt has just become cool enough to slice and it’s stunning. I didn’t add the powders or herbs as I may use a sweet topping, and I’ve run out of cassava so I used arrowroot. It’s lovely, so light and a nice flavour.

  3. This looks wonderful! I’m going to try it asap. I’ve been meaning to look for a grain free “bread”.

  4. This looks wonderful – but do you have any idea as to whether I could substitute the almond flour for Tigernut flour?

    1. I don’t have much experience with tiger nut flour but I think you should be able to use the same amount. Tiger flour might be a little drier than almond meal, so maybe add just a little more fat or liquid (if you like).

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