Grain-Free Basic Bread (Coconut Flour Flax Bread)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I cannot take the credit for this recipe as I found it at Joyful Abode which is an awesome blog by the way!! I thought I would give it a try and happy to report it's pretty damn awesome grain free bread, high in fat and low in carbs with super ingredients.

You could eat this everyday if you wanted but if you think it might start a craving for "real bread" then maybe keep it as a treat. The taste has way more flavour than plain bread, great with almond butter which is how I had mine, I had two slices with butter then almond butter when it first came out of the oven and wow it was super filling, it's all I ate for the day that's how filling it is. I reckon it would be awesome for french toast, then the obvious just toasted and used under poached eggs or creamy mushrooms or for croutons, it was really fresh the day after and you could easily use it for a sandwich. Here's the recipe and I've done the nutritional breakdown for it also.

Grain-Free Basic Bread (Coconut Flour Flax Bread) Recipe
• 1 cup coconut flour, sifted
• 1 cup flax seeds, ground and sifted (I discarded the hulls that wouldn’t sift through)
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 2 teaspoons baking soda
• 10 eggs (yeah, here’s the high-protein part)
• 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
• 1/3 cup plain full-fat yogurt
• 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (160 degrees celsius).
Mix together flour, flax, salt, and baking soda.
In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut oil, yogurt, and vinegar.
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing after each addition (I did about 3-4 “rounds” of adding dry ingredients).
Pour into a greased loaf pan, and bake 50 minutes. (Probably longer if you are using a smaller loaf pan so your bread is “deeper”) I baked the one above for 70 minutes since it's in a deeper pan which only makes 18pcs not 22.
Cool 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a cutting board. Allow to cool completely before slicing.

If your interested in net carbs it's only 2.12 grams of net carbs per piece

The link to the Joyful abode site is


  1. Great thanks for the recipe, I am looking forward to starting this NEW year RIght...and well slimmer ; ) all these recipes help!


  2. Your welcome, recipes like these help you stay on track :)

  3. This looks amazing! I must make this. I hope that my kids will like it as I would love for them to start eating better food like this (and they could bring it to school since it has no nuts in it, like most grain free breads :) ). Thanks!

  4. Hey Carla, yeah it's a pretty great breade, sure your kids will love it :)

  5. Hi, this looks fab..can you do it in the breadmaker?
    Also, any tips on starting this...I have been reading Marks Daily Apple but feel overloaded and overwhelmed by all the information. I just need to get started. Can you advise?

  6. I have no idea if it would work, it doesn't need time to rise or knead so thinking there would be no point but you could always try it. It can be overwhelming but if you just start with reading I find this is a good place to start, also you proabaly need to read either The Primal Blueprint book or a low carb book like Protein Power, there's a new book called Why we get fat and what to do about it by Gary Taubes, that's a great place to start also.


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