Did you know that even famous people crave sandwiches once in a while?
I would know. I’m famous.
But this is when a predicament strikes. You see, Paleo eaters don’t really eat sandwiches. At least not in the traditional, white flour sense. Lettuce wraps are great and all, but sometimes you just need something more substantial.
And then Pinterest came into my life to clear things up for me.
Is it sad I talk about food as though it was my past, future, and everything in between?
The only glitch in my plant to take over the sandwich world… no ingredients.
BUT! I had just enough things that I could throw together something worthy enough to satisfy this wich-of-sand (and that just sounds disgusting) that I currently craved.
Onward! In my kitchen: Coconut flour, eggs, almond milk, a can of tuna, Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, and greens.
Yep, that works in the making of a sandwich.
Paleo Sandwich Coconut Bread
Makes one biscuit-like bread. Grain, gluten, dairy free.
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp almond milk
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp raw honey
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine coconut flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Mix well and make a well in the center.
Add the egg, almond milk, oil, and honey. Stir well with a fork, working out any lumps. Let rest for a couple of minutes to allow the coconut flour to absorb the liquid.
Spray the inside of a bundt pan with cooking spray and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment (so bottom opening of bundt pan is covered with parchment). Spoon the batter into the round bundt opening, slightly packing it down.
Bake bundt pan, complete with coconut bread batter, parchment paper, and baking sheet for 10-15 minutes, or until the sides and top of coconut bread is golden browned.
Remove from oven and run a knife around the edges to remove bread.
Slice the bread in half, lengthwise, to create your sandwich platform and fill.
And sandwich platform this is. This bread isn’t your super fluffy white bread you may be used to. This Coconut Paleo bread is dense, thick, and oh-so hearty. I couldn’t even finish one sandwich using it! It’s FILLING.
But, it was good.
If you’re on the search for coconut flour, which some of you are, I’d try the bulk section of your local grocery store. Or Amazon.com. I get a lot of my kitchen items online as they’re usually cheaper. (This is my Amazon Store, if you’re interested in checking out the items I buy on a regular basis.)
Alternately, if coconut flour isn’t your thing, you could use almond flour, rice flour, whatever flour you’d like. But keep in mind that coconut flour soaks up a LOT of liquid so you may have to use less almond milk.
Anyway, back to the sandwich:
I filled my sandwich with a mixture of tuna, Greek yogurt, paprika, and extra Dijon mustard.
Topped it with white onion, lettuce, more Dijon mustard, and homemade pickled green tomatoes.
That is my sandwich.
What would be yours?