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Almond Meal Bread
Recipes on March 28, 2014 by

Almond Meal Bread

How does one enjoy bread while on a low carb diet? That's a question we have been striving to answer. Our solution? This lovely Almond Meal Bread. It may look like a loaf of banana bread, but I assure you it's definitely not banana bread. It has a lovely whole grain texture and savory flavor, despite being made from almond and coconut flour, perfect for sandwiches, toast or straight-up snacking. Yes, it uses a lot of eggs. That's one of the trade-offs for leaving out the gluten and the starch in this recipe. It's a great recipe for those looking to reduce their carb intake or are following the paleo diet . . .  or just have a bag of almond meal lying around needing to be put to good use. Enjoy!

Almond Meal Bread | Bob's Red Mill

Almond Meal Bread

Contributed by: Sarah House for Bob’s Red Mill Test Kitchen

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 35-45 minutes | Yield: 12 servings | Total Carbs per serving: 8g, Net Carbs: 4g

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F.  Line an 8 x 4-inch or 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and spray lightly with pan spray.

Step 2

Whip eggs in a stand mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, sift together almond meal, coconut flour, baking powder and salt.

Step 3

While the eggs are still whipping, slowly stream in the melted and cooled coconut oil. Fold in the dry ingredients.

Step 4

Scoop batter into the prepared pan and smooth top.

Step 5

Bake until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35-45 minutes.

Step 6

Let cool completely before removing from the baking pan.

20 Comments

  1. Paula
    Love this bread! Always looking for low carb breads as I'm diabetic and this site always has something good. The kitchen smelled wonderful as it was baking. The bread itself was very moist and tasted great with a texture a little like cornbread. Butter actually melted into the bread unlike most other low carb breads, an added plus!
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  2. M
    This recipe is soooo unhealthy with 3/4 cup of coconut oil and 8 eggs!!!! This is full of saturated fat and cholesterol!
    Reply
    1. Cassidy Stockton
      This recipe is designed for a paleo diet, which embraces fats and proteins.
      Reply
    2. Adrienne Rose
      It's only unhealthy if you eat THE WHOLE LOAF. lol
      Reply
    3. jill
      Please read up on nutrition, this is, in fact, very healthy. Your info is dated and not true.
      Reply
  3. drea
    Unrefined coconut oil is a very heart healthy fat. The body doesn't process it the way it does other saturated fats. Look up info on how toxic more popular oils are, ie. Canola, corn, grapseed, etc
    Reply
  4. Michelle Tager
    Can I add things like sundries tomatoes, herbs, onions etc ? Do I have to add more almond meal or?
    Reply
    1. Cassidy Stockton
      You would not need to add more almond meal and I would imagine it would work just fine to add sun dried tomatoes, onions and herbs.
      Reply
  5. Lyn Kimpton
    Can this be baked in a bread maker? If so, what adjustments would be needed?
    Thank you!
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    1. Cassidy Stockton
      Hi Lyn,

      I do not think this would work very well in the bread machine. Fortunately, it's easy enough to make by hand.
      Reply
  6. Kathy
    Hi, I've been using Bob's Red Mill Almond meal for a couple of years now along with coconut oil , so I got a little confused with this recipe for bread. When you melt coconut oil it becomes liquid but if you then cool it, it forms a solid again so how can you pour a stream of it as suggested in this recipe. I want to make this because it sounds delicious but that oil isn't going to stream. Thanks
    Reply
    1. Cassidy Stockton
      Hi Kathy,

      When the recipe asks for you to let the coconut oil cool, it just means that you do not want to pour it into the mix when it's still super hot. Just let it cool a bit, but you do not need it to come back to room temp and solidify.
      Reply
  7. Barbara
    To the person who felt that this recipe was unhealthy...I would have thought so, too, a few months ago, but then I started researching a low carb-high fat diet and was astonished with what I found out. It is slowly being revealed that everything we thought we knew about nutrition is wrong. This diet has actually helped diabetics get off of insulin, heart patients recover and not need cholesterol or blood pressure medicine. The diseases that can be cured are shocking, and it goes against everything I thought I knew. A good site to start with would be dietdoctor.com or just look up the LCHF diet. I have been doing it for less than a month and have lost 22 pounds, feel full and can eat as much as I want, and I am no longer on blood pressure medicine. It is the (surprisingly) healthiest diet out there!
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  8. John M
    I just lost 12 lbs in two weeks, stopped bloating and pooping all day, don't feel hungry, and am more chill just by not eating wheat. I eat mostly single ingredient food. Avoid trans fat, eat a little saturated fat and consume mono and poly unsaturated fat from plants and fish.
    I just bought a bread maker with quick bread option and just threw this recipe in and had a loaf in an hour. It was purple from the psyllium husks. I'm going to try adding lemon to the liquid stage to mix with the baking powder to get more rise...and maybe flour.
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  9. Patricia E CARROLL
    Patricia E CARROLL
    YOU FORGET THE SUGAR. And the vanilla. And the almond extract. So I added them: 1 cup sugar. I tablespoon vanilla. 1 teaspoon almond extract. SUBLIME!
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  10. Sue
    Low carb and HIGH cholesterol! Wow how can I find a sensible recipe for basics like bread and pancakes that don't use excessive sugars, natural or processed, and are also low in cholesterol items like eggs. One or two or even 3 eggs would be okay but 8? My husband is diabetic and we are learning what is not good for him. I don't want him to manage his diabetes and then end up with clogged arteries.
    Reply
    1. Whitney Barnes
      Hi Sue, I would suggest taking a look at our extensive category of bread recipes here: Bob's Red Mill Recipes: Breads and More. If you're having trouble finding a recipe to suit your specific dietary needs please contact our Customer Service department at 1-800-349-2173 or [email protected]
      Reply
  11. Joseph Feldspar
    I wonder what would happen if I add 2 grated peeled cored apples with Honey & Cinnamon to this recipe . Thinking maybe just also 2 handfuls of Cashews would be delicious ! Any suggestions are welcome !
    Reply
  12. Theresa
    Can use butter in this recipe?
    If not can I use a coconut oil that is especially made for baking, high heat and remains a liquid?
    Thank you for the response ahead of time.
    Reply
    1. Whitney Barnes
      Hi Theresa - this recipe calls for coconut oil originally, but you could also substitute with melted butter. Enjoy!
      Reply

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