Finding a decent paleo bread recipe is vital, especially if you’re looking to make the perfect sandwich!
Well, look no further as plantain bread is mega simple, perfect for sandwiches and 100% totally paleo!
Made with just five ingredients and ready in less than thirty minutes, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how good this low-fat bread actually tastes.
If there’s one food many on the paleo diet would say they miss, it’s bread.
Or more specifically, a proper sandwich.
Sure, there are several recipes floating about that look amazingly like normal bread, but more often than not the ingredients invariably include almond flour which results in a rather nutty tasting bread and, unless you’re into that sort of thing (or a squirrel), there are times when it really doesn’t cut it.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m more than partial to the occasional slice of a seedy (or nutty) loaf, toasted and oozing with loads of rich butter, but when it comes to a sandwich, I really don’t care much for the contents being overpowered by the flavour of ground almonds.
Almonds and bacon or almonds and poached egg really don’t work for me.
However, a bacon butty made with simple bread or a lovely poached egg on top of mashed avocado, on top of a simplistic, non-almond tasting bread is much more appealing.
Just like my previous carb free cloud bread recipe, this plantain bread recipe is super easy and results in a great tasting alternative to processed bread.
The advantage of plantain bread is that it is a lot sturdier than cloud bread and so is able to withstand a multitude of toppings and thus, makes it an ideal quick paleo bread to use for sandwiches.
I grew up eating plantain and would have it as part of a staple breakfast every day when I schooled in Nigeria so I know how good it is. However, using it to make paleo bread is taking this already healthy fruit to another level.
Plantain contains decent levels of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C and fibre, meaning that this bread recipe not only tastes great but is also good for you!
If like me, you thought that making bread was a long and tedious process, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how super easy it is to make plantain bread.
You literally just blend the ingredients, pour into a tray, bung in the oven and in less time than it takes to browse through the morning newspaper, you have bread!
Another great thing about plantain bread is that – just as you would with conventional bread – you can adapt the ingredients to suit your taste buds.
Next time I whip up a batch, I intend to add some grated nutmeg or maybe some sun-dried tomatoes and just lightly toast before adding lashings and lashings of butter. (I can just picture the butter melting into the bread now…!)
Anyway, you just have to try out this recipe because if you love sandwiches, then you’ll love plantain bread.
- 2 yellow plantains, peeled
- 3 eggs,
- Pinch of salt,
- Pinch dried mixed herbs,
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- Pre-heat the oven to 180c.
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the ingredients into a baking tray lined with grease proof paper and place in the oven for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown and baked through.
- Remove and allow to cool before serving.
- If you want a thicker loaf (as opposed to the flat-like bread I produced), then use an actual loaf tin and allow more time in the oven to bake thoroughly.