Spicy Cheesy Paleo Bread

January 14, 2012

I am loving this Paleo bread. Since the first time I made it, I’ve added tons of variations of it. The base of the recipe is such that you can literally make it any type of bread you’d like. Sweet, savory, salty, cheesy, spicy, subdued, whatever.

And in my humble opinion, biscuit shape is best. That way you can slice it down the middle and dress it in flare.

In this version, I decided to create a spicy and cheesy bread- loaded with added vitamins and minerals, a little extra protein, and NO dairy. Yep, cheese without the dairy.

It’s possible with a little nutritional yeast.

Nutritional yeast, similar to brewer’s yeast, is a great source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins, and is a complete protein. It’s also naturally low in fat and sodium and is free of sugar, dairy, and gluten. Nutritional yeast has a  nutty, cheesy flavor, making it a great substitute for cheese. A lot of vegans and vegetarians use it regularly because it is so versatile and adds a lot of high quality protein.

I used the basic Paleo bread recipe and added just a few key ingredients to manipulate the overall outcome. But isn’t that what we do with any recipe? Change, adapt, manipulate to create something we can call our own. Isn’t that what we do with boyfriends, too? Just saying…

But wait! No Paleo bread is complete without filling! For this sandwich, to compliment my cheesy creation, and to clean out my refrigerator, I chose the following:

I caramelized white onions in a touch of olive oil, added some Brussel sprouts, sea salt, pepper, and a splash of paprika and garlic powder.

Then I made a thick “sauce” to juice it up a bit.

Juicy pomegranate seeds, crumbled goat cheese, a dollop of Dijon mustard, salt, and freshly ground pepper were mixed together, creating the perfect spread for this cheesy sandwich.

Slather it all together, photograph as needed, and devour!

That’s it! Delicious.

Update: I have had a few people make the Paleo Cinnamon Roll I posted a few weeks ago, and they’ve had some unluck with the measurements of ingredients. I retested this recipe and I accidentally posted 1 tbsp of coconut flour when the measurements should read 2-3 tbsp coconut flour! Sorry about that! The recipe is now updated correctly so go check it out and make your own!

Every time you use coconut flour just be aware that it’s a completely different animal than any other flour. It is very fibrous so it soaks up a lot of water. Adjusting your recipes to the liquid measurements may happen.

Happy Saturday!

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Gayle May 12, 2012 at 5:24 AM

I wonder if you could use quinoa flour or some other gluten free flour? I don’t have any coconut flour in the house and would like to make these….


Lori May 13, 2012 at 7:30 AM

I’m not sure how much flour you would need but I do know that it will be more than the coconut flour. I would mix everything together using your flour of choice- then slowly add in more flour, as needed for a thicket consistency.

Coconut flour is tricky, as it soaks up a lot of liquid in recipes. So definitely use either more flour or less liquid.


Erin B March 11, 2012 at 9:55 PM

I just tried this recipe tonight and I LOVE it! I’ve bpnever had paleobread before and this is my first attempt at making any sort of GF bread. I was amazed at how easy it is! I am going to make a larger batch, instead of one, of them tomorrow when I get home from class so I can use them this week for sandwiches.

I am just so incredibly pleased with the texture, the moisture and the flavor! The chili pepper flakes were just right.

Thanks for posting this! I’ve passed it on to my Celiacs, gluten-sensitive, wheat allergy and food -loving/nutrition geek friends. I look forward to hearing how they like the recipe.


Meagan January 16, 2012 at 6:27 AM

Lori – Think this would work in a ramekin for shape?


Lori January 16, 2012 at 9:17 AM

I’m sure it would. But I’d make sure to grease the ramekin well just so it comes out easily. 🙂


teabagginit January 15, 2012 at 3:17 PM

those individual buns look so good! i’m not a huge cheese fan but the bf loves it and i’m sure he’ll adore these!


teabagginit January 15, 2012 at 3:17 PM

those individual buns look so good! i’m not a huge cheese fan but the bf loves it and i’m sure he’ll adore these!


Katie January 14, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Hey Lori! I am loving all of your paleo foods that you post. 🙂 Can’t wait to try out this bread when a bread craving hits! I am switching over to a paleo/primal-ish lifestyle to help cure my digestive issues. I am loving it thus far, but I am curious to what others who follow this lifestyle eat on a daily basis. Would you mind posting a day of eats? I am having troubles getting used to a savory breakfast of eggs, bacon, etc. I used to eat oats every morning, and don’t have time to make paleo pancakes every morning…so I guess I need some quick sweet breakfast ideas. Smoothies are great, but it’s winter, and I want something warm! =P Also, I get stumped on snacks sometimes. Thanks in advance! Love your blog…keep posting delicious food! 🙂


Ann W. November 11, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Hi there, Katie! As we’re going into another winter – I thought I’d share what I eat for breakfast.

I actually created a couple of “noatmeal” recipes. I have a banana nut “noatmeal” and an apple cinnamon “noatmeal” so far. If you like my Facebook page, you can follow as I post new recipes.

Are you still following Paleo/Primal?


Ann W. November 11, 2012 at 8:21 AM

My facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/thepaleonetworkltd. Thanks!


Pure2raw twins January 14, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Lori this sandwich looks beyond amazing!!! seriously I want to fly out to CA and have you make this for me 🙂

hope you have a great weekend girl!


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