Easy Almond Flour Sandwich Bread
This easy almond flour sandwich bread recipe is easy to make at home without a ton of effort. No matter what dietary restrictions you have, this paleo bread is delicious and gluten free.
What Does This Easy Almond Flour Bread Recipe Taste Like?
Most almond flour bread recipes have eggs because without them the bread doesn’t rise. Instead of this recipe tasting like eggs, it actually has a nice balance of almond flavor that you’ll really enjoy with the fluffy texture that you’re looking for.
Can I Use Almond Flour Bread For Sandwich Making?
Finding an easy recipe for grain-free bread is HARD! I want it to be easy to make, so that I can make it over and over again without getting tired of the process. Sure, it would be easy to go buy a grain-free bread from the store, but those cost upwards of $10.00 per loaf, and the loaves are so small.
This almond bread is light, easy to cut, and makes beautiful sandwiches. The slices of bread come out clean and don’t crumble when eating the sandwich.
Almond Flour Bread Ingredients:
- Extra-fine almond flour – The best price on almond flour is definitely at Costco or AzureStandard.com. You will pay high prices when purchased in small quantities, so look for bulk prices where you might buy 5 pounds at a time.
- Eggs – The best price on high quality free-range eggs is definitely from Costco, unless you decide to raise your own chickens and sell some eggs to off-set the cost of chicken feed.
- Almond milk, or any kind of milk will work – Milk in general has various prices, but if you’re in a pinch you can easily throw some almonds or walnuts in a blender with water to make your own milk. Often I will put 1 cup of almonds in the blender with 2 cups of water when I need milk fast for a recipe. You can strain the milk if you’d like, or just add it to the recipe.
- Avocado oil, or any kind of oil will work – The oil in this recipe really helps keep the bread moist. Almond flour can dry out, but this touch of oil helps keep the bread from being super crumbly. Any oil will work, but avocado oil is light in flavor and really is a nice oil to work with. I know I’ve said Costco a lot, but again they have a great price on avocado oil, and occasionally Grocery Outlet does too.
- Apple cider vinegar – This is a necessary ingredient that reacts with the baking soda to create fizz and air pockets in the dough. I purchase raw apple cider vinegar from Sprouts, and now even Walmart sells it for about $4.00 per bottle. I recently made my own apple cider vinegar using apple cores and water. It’s really easy to do, but definitely takes a long time!
- Baking soda – It’s important to make sure you’re using baking soda, not baking powder. We don’t need the added corn starch in the recipe, so be mindful of that.
- Salt – Salt is your best flavor booster, and this recipe needs a touch to really give it great flavor. The salt is optional though, so if you are needing to watch your sodium you can leave it out.
Almond Bread Making Tips:
- Make sure you use extra-fine almond flour. Coarse almond flour will make this recipe very crumbly and have a texture that isn’t too pleasant on your teeth.
- There is no need to over-complicate this recipe, so no need to whip the egg whites, just add all the ingredients to one bowl. The recipe is called EASY for a reason.
- Use parchment paper to line your loaf pans to make baking and clean up 10 times easier. You don’t need to worry that the loaf of bread will stick to the bottom.
- Use extra-long loaf pans to get a true sandwich bread shape. These can be purchased on Amazon.
- Yes, there are a lot of eggs in this recipe. Unfortunately, there is no substitute for the eggs. You really need them to help give you that lift in the bread.
- If you want to use a standard size loaf pan, then just half the recipe, or make 2 small loafs. Enjoy!
Can You Freeze Almond Bread?
Almond bread freezers very well. I love using these long loaf pans (12 X 4.5 inch), so I can freeze slices individually for easy breakfasts or for a quick lunch. The slices hold together very well. There is hardly any crumbs!!! HUGE bonus to grain-free baking! To do this, wait for the bread to completely cool, then carefully slice the bread (even an electric knife works well), then freeze slices individually in sandwich bags or flash freeze them in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Pull out one slice at a time for a quick slice of toast, or pull out 2 to make a quick sandwich.
Almond flour bread is perfect for grilling to make a grilled cheese, but it’s also light an fluffy to enjoy on a cold sandwich. I have taken this bread with me to go tent camping and it holds up so well in warm conditions.
Commonly Asked Almond Flour Questions:
- Why almond flour is bad for you? Almond flour is not bad for you. Many people relate this question to the topic of almonds containing phytic acid. Phytic acid might be a scary word for you if you have a lot of digestive issues. However, phytic acid is a necessary component to many nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes in the growing process. They need this to properly grow. The beauty is once these types of foods are soaked and cooked, the amount of phytic acid left in the food is really a non-issue. Even better, almonds go through a blanching process before becoming flour, so phytic acid at this point isn’t a problem.
- Can I use almond flour instead of all purpose flour to make bread? Many have suggested that almond flour is a great substitute for all purpose flour and can be substituted at a 1:1 ratio, but not in all recipes. The consistency isn’t the same and the way almond flour absorbs liquid to all purpose flour is going to be different. Almond flour does not contain gluten, so it needs a rising agent like eggs to help get the recipe to fluff up. A great article to read about this in more depth can be found here.
- Does almond flour rise with yeast? The answer is no. Yeast is a rising agent used in wheat bread. You can make your own yeast by creating a sourdough starter. Yeast packets do not work with almond flour because of almond flours low carbohydrate levels. It simply doesn’t work, however, because we use baking soda and eggs in this recipe you are going to achieve a beautiful fluffy bread, just perfect for making toast or sandwiches.
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Easy Almond Flour Sandwich Bread
- 4 cups almond flour extra fine
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup almond milk any kind will work
- 4 Tbsp. avocado oil any kind of oil will work
- 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your 12 X 4.5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper, then grease the ends of the loaf pan. Set aside.
- Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, then pour the batter into your loaf pan.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and when a toothpick is inserted, it comes out clean.
- Allow the bread to rest for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Store in the refrigerator for 1 week, or freeze in individual slices for later.