Almond And Flax Bread (Gluten free, Grain Free, Paleo)

Grain free baking: Almond Flax Bread


I came across this recipe on Pinterest (luckily I did not get sucked into the vortex that is Pinterest for hours on end!), and decided to give it a try. You can find the original recipe on Healy Eats Real

I’m always a bit nervous with alternative bread recipes because we’ve been so conditioned with what ‘bread’ tastes like that I’m sometimes left disappointed. This recipe also calls for a cup and a half of almond flour (which is so expensive that that in itself would be enough to stop me in my tracks!) so I was a bit reluctant but decided to try anyway. I’m glad I did actually, because it turned out great. The texture is as expected, but with flax seeds added as well as flax meal, there’s a slight crunch and an added deeper flavour that works really well. 

(I made this very early in the morning so it was dark – the pics may not be that great!!)

Recipe for Almond Flax Bread

Yield: 1 loaf

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 35-45 minutes

What you need

1 1/2 cups almond flour

1/4 cup flaxmeal

1 tbsp whole flax seeds

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

4 eggs beaten

2 tsp honey, optional

1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

What you need to do

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Grease your pan. 

2. Mix dry ingredients together. 

3. Beat eggs in a separate bowl, then add to the dry ingredients, add honey if using, and the apple cider vinegar. Mix until thoroughly combined.  


4. Pour mixture into a greased loaf pan.  

5. Bake at 190°C (fan assisted oven) for approximately 35-45 minutes, or until cooked through.


6. Allow to cool, slice and serve! You can also put some slices, wrapped thoroughly, into the freezer for later use. 

Thanks again to Healy Eats Real for this fab recipe! 



4 thoughts on “Almond And Flax Bread (Gluten free, Grain Free, Paleo)

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  2. I’ve just put an almond and flax bread in the oven that was made to a similar recipe to this. I found this site while looking for what temperature to cook it at in a fan oven as my recipe only gave farenheit. This seems hot compared to other recipes and instructions I’ve seen. So difficult to decide what to do when you see different temperatures. I’ll see how it turns out and might have to make it again using this recipe.


    • It’s tough with oven temperatures – the original recipe that this is based on calls for 300°F (150°C). When I tried that, it took forever in my oven and still sunk in the middle! I upped the temp and it then worked for me. Plus, I have a small loaf pan. I think it is sometimes trial and error with these – especially since ovens can be temperamental too (mine’s quite old…). Good luck – hope it works out for you!!


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