Top 10 Grain-free Bread Recipes

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If you are gluten-free or on a grain-free diet, it’s nice to have a grain-free bread alternative every once in a while. I am grain-free and do enjoy a nice grain-free bread from time to time. With all these great recipes out there I would say that some of these grain-free recipes are even better than their grain-filled counterparts!

For grain-free baking you’ll need some special ingredients. Most grain-free breads will use one or more of the following ingredients:

I give you (in no particular order of importance) the top 10 grain-free bread recipes! Enjoy!

1. Almond Flax Bread– Healy Eats Real (From The Nourished Kitchen Guide to Grain-Free Baking)


This bread stands on it’s own with a wonderfully dynamic, unique and even flavor. The crunchy crust has a hint of sweetness yet the bread works as a savory or sweet treat. You could slather it with butter and jam for the perfect accompaniment to your morning tea or top it with a slice of cheese (where to buy grassfed cheese) for an afternoon snack.

Main ingredients you will need:  

See the full recipe–> Almond Flax Bread

2. Grain-Free Butternut Flatbread– Empowered Sustenance


From Empowered Sustenance: “This healthy bread alternative fits the bill when you crave something–for lack of a better term–bready. Even better, it requires only about 5 minutes of prep!

 If you are on a grain free diet, then you know how comforting it is to have something that can be used for sandwiches. That’s one reason why I’m so excited about this recipe! It works for sweet (think jam or honey) or savory (like guacamole and sliced turkey) sandwich fillings.”

Main ingredients you will need: 

See the full recipe–> Grain-Free Butternut Flatbread

3. Grain-free Bread Rolls– Strands of My Life


From Strands of My Life: “Here is my fabulous grain-free and dairy-free bread. When you are making it, it is all rather foreign feeling because the flours behave quite differently from wheat flour but persist because it will work out. The dough holds together brilliantly but looks more transparent than ordinary dough. It is more gel-like. The rolls take quite a while to cook but brown up nicely.”

Main ingredients you will need: 

See the full recipe–> Grain-free bread rolls

4. Lemon Bread– Primally Inspired


From Primally Inspired: “Some of you may be familiar with the Starbucks lemon loaf: Delightfully lemony and delicious, but full of artificial ingredients, refined sugars and flour. This lemon bread tastes just like it, but this is full of wholesome, real, and good for you ingredients! Score!”

Main ingredients you will need: 

See the full recipe–> Lemon Bread

5. Paleo Flax Tortillas– Real Sustenance


From Real Sustenance: “Tortillas (in my mind) should be nice and soft, easy to bend and wrap. I was never a fan of those dry hard corn ones that broke into a million pieces.  I had a hunch that flax would give me this flexible texture that I was looking for.  I was very pleased with my results.”

Main ingredients you will need: 

See the full recipe–> Paleo Flax Tortillas

6. Grain-free Walnut Shortbread– Grass Fed Girl



Main ingredients you will need: 

See the full recipe–> Grain-free Walnut Shortbread

7. Coconut Flour Banana Bread– Gutsy


From Gutsy: “No too dry but not mushy in the middle. Its JUST right, spongy yet moist! The texture of this coconut flour banana bread reminds me of the kind my mom used to make when I was little.”

Main ingredients you will need: 

See the full recipe–> Coconut Flour Banana Bread

8. Coconut Bread French Toast– Real Food Forager


From Real Food Forager: “Here is a great breakfast comfort food for those lazy mornings over vacation week. The recipe below is a grain-free, dairy-free adaptation of French Toast.”

Main ingredients you will need: 

See the full recipe–> Coconut Bread French Toast

9. Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bread– The Coconut Mama



Main ingredients you will need: 

See the full recipe–> Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bread

10. Coconut Flour Bread– Nourishing Days


From Nourishing Days: “This is a great bread for those who are looking for something gluten free and lower in carbohydrates at the same time. Coconut oil, and coconut products in general, are fantastic for anyone who is looking to lose weight and improve their health. Coconut oil not only increases your metabolism, but it helps keep you feeling full so that you eat less and is an antifungal to boot.”

Main ingredients you will need: 

 See the full recipe–> Coconut Flour Bread

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  1. kalpana dave says

    Is there a way to make bread without: nuts, soy, corn, dairy, olive, wheat,egg
    My kid is allergic to all these ingredients.

    • Angela says

      I also have those allergies. Can your child have gluten free oats? I use these in place of EVERYTHING! Soaked, rinsed and blended to make “milk,” ground as flour, seasoned as bread crumbs. I replace the AP flour in recipies with my oat flour. Just know that the oat flour makes things heavier. You’ll need more liquid. Good luck!

    • Elysia says

      I know this is an old post but wanted to chime in in case it’s helpful… Not sure how to make a real bread without eggs, you might be better off with a quickbread, flatbread or pancake recipe. There are some good gluten-free grain-free nut-free flours. Buckwheat & quinoa are 2 of my faves. I don’t care for bean flours personally. Starches like tapioca & potato help lighten & create structure. If you’re ok with grains, teff & sorghum are great too. I like coconut flour only when it’s blended with other flours, otherwise it’s too dense & fiberous in texture for me.

      I know there’s a good egg replacer a lot of vegans use called EnerG but don’t know if it’s soy & dairy free? You can create the binding effect of eggs with flax & water and add apple cider vinegar to your liquids for more rise.

      You might want to check out Gluten-Free Goddess – she bakes without dairy & eggs.

      Sorry I don’t have any specific recipes for you…
      Good luck! :)

      • Robyn Morin says

        While I can’t currently help with all of that, to replace eggs, use applesauce and a pinch of baking powder.

  2. Gelsey Goldenberg says

    These look awesome and i’m excited to try them out. When I click on the lemon bread recipe and main website that recipe is on, it has a 403 forbidden error message that comes up. Is there a different link for that?

  3. Bria says

    Wow, this is great! But I can’t get to the link for the lemon bread. It keeps asking me to log in. Is that a mistake? Or is there a different link?

  4. Angela says

    Theres a problem with Hopefully they fix it soon. All of Kelly’s recipes are great. Ive made several, and even my non-paleo family love them.

  5. Remko Mooij says

    buckwheat flour can also be used as substitute for grain. Taste is rather dry so some people might not like it, unlike me…

  6. Tracy says

    was excited to check these out, but the 1st one I clicked on (Butternut squash flatbread) called for grass fed gelatin. not vegetarian

  7. Janet says

    I will have to learn to give up bread. I am intolerant to coconut and starches like tapioca or potato. Flax tastes awful. It’s surprising how much one relies on bread and how hard it is to give it up.

  8. says

    I am working my way to gluten free eating. Could you tell me what is the best all-purpose grain free flour? I do not do a lot of baking. I use flour for coating chicken etc. But in case I want to bake I will not need several different types of flour.

    • Amber says

      We use a lot of sorghum and gf oat flour. I also use brown rice. I find it works best in combination with other flours though. 2:1 ratio of gf flour to starch ( like 1 cup of sorghum, 1 cup of oat flour, and 1 cup of tapioca starch in say muffins). Hope this helps.

  9. Amber says

    Wonderful list, thank you for sharing. Sadly we can’t eat any of these. Although they look delightful (maybe I can modify one? ). Any ideas on a good gf ( I like the idea of grain free but bc of my daughter’s extensive intolerances we can’t go grain free) bread/flatbread? She can’t have soy, corn, nuts, eggs, gluten, coconut, yeast, or dairy. I’ve looked through countless recipes (and have become adept at modifying them to suit her diet) but can’t come up with small adequate bread recipe. My goal having children with food intolerances is to cook so they don’t think they’re missing out. Bread is the one thing my kiddos say they really miss (I used to make it before we discovered their intolerances). Thanks for your input!

  10. Elysia says

    I have a question I’m hoping you can help with! All of these recipes call for almond and/or coconut flour. How come none use other grain-free gluten-free flours like buckwheat and quinoa? I personally really like baking with these flours and wondered why they’re being passed by in grain-free lineups.

    • says

      Hi Elysia, Buckwheat is a grain, so it wouldn’t be considered grain-free and while quinoa is technically a seed it is similar to grain and called a pseudo-grain. Grains of any kind can be hard to digest and hard on the gut/digestive system especially if you have any autoimmune disorders or allergies/sensitivities. These grains are also not paleo, and a lot of people are on the paleo diet to fix gut or autoimmune issues. Both almond and coconut flour is paleo so it’s more accessible for people with different allergies and dietary restrictions.

      Not to say that these foods are inherently bad…I myself enjoy quinoa every once in a while, but then again I don’t have any serious autoimmune issues or allergies/sensitivities. Hope that helps! :)

  11. Linda says

    I just learned that ALL grains have gluten. There are different kinds of gluten with different names but they are all gluten. So all grains would include corn, oats and all the grains. Nuts and seeds do NOT have gluten and neither does coco(nut). So if you are using rice, corn, sorghum or ANY of the grains, you are eating gluten of some type and all the gluten types are an irritant to the gut.

    • says

      Not all grains contain gluten. However, grains can trigger antibodies that cross-react with gluten and can cause the same issues that gluten does. As with most health issues, it really depends on your body type and your specific sensitivities. Some people are sensitive to gluten, but not other grains, while others are very sensitive to all grains because of cross-reactive antibodies.


  1. […] My inspiration for this dish came from Bruce Aidells’s porcini and artichoke-stuffed leg of lamb in his outstanding Great Meat Cookbook. This cookbook is not paleo but has some inspired recipes and tons of information for sourcing and using sustainable meats, so I highly recommend it to people who are comfortable making the needed modifications. For example, this recipe called for bread crumbs, for which I used cauliflower instead. If you prefer, you could use crumbs made from homemade grain free bread. […]

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