Everything Bagel Paleo Bread
We’ve all been on the baking train lately. And by we I mean me. But the other day I was ready to experiment with something a bit different.
With a savory quick bread, to be exact. One that reminded me of a bagel, and one I could use specifically for things like toast. More specifically for things like avocado toast.
I am a millennial after all.
In the culinary world there are quick breads and there are yeast breads. The difference is the leavening agent. Yeast breads, of course, use yeast and require more time. Quick breads, like banana bread, cake, muffins, brownies, use baking powder and/or baking soda, and are probably what most of us are most familiar with baking at home. Quick breads are typically sweet and fall into the dessert or breakfast category.
But I wanted a savory bread that I could use like you would regular sandwich bread. Em, why not just buy bread?
Because then I wouldn’t be me.
I have a baking book that I flip through regularly. It’s the Sweet Laurel Cookbook and it’s entirely gluten and grain free. Right up my alley, right? In February (right before the world was ending), I was lucky enough to literally stumble across the Sweet Laurel bakery in California. This recipe I’m sharing here is inspired entirely by their everything bagel bread within.
I tweaked a few things to make it my own and was extremely excited about the finished product.
The base is almond flour and tahini, making a nutty and delicious texture, and the entire thing is topped with Everything but the Bagel seasoning. The batter itself is like a blank slate. The nutty almond flour and tahini make it great to customize or leave as is, so my next move will be incorporating more dry herbs into the mix to make an herby bread rather than the bagel bread. If you don’t have or can’t find tahini, you can use cashew butter as well.
But wow this bagel bread is lovely.
My favorite way to eat it? Double bake. Meaning bake the bread as usual. Let it cool completely, then slice off a couple pieces to bake on their own to crisp up and really give you that toast-like experience.
This can also be done with, ya know, a toaster..
Which I do not own. I never said I was normal, gang.
So pretty much every day, I’ve been slicing up a couple slices, popping them in the oven for ten minutes or so to dry out and crisp up and then topping them with avocado, peanut or almond butter, cheese, or regular old butter. Why is buttered bread so good?
If you’ve been riding the baking train during lockdown and want to shake things up a bit, give this bread a whirl. Simple, nutty, bagel-y, and good for you.
Everything Bagel Paleo Bread
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbs flaxeed meal*
- 1 cup tahini or cashew butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbs maple syrup*
- 2 tbs Everything Bagel Seasoning I have Trader Joes
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x5inch loaf pan. Line it with parchment paper and let it hang over the sides to make sure you can lift the loaf out.
- In a bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients - almond flour, baking soda, salt, and the extra tablespoon of flaxseed meal. If you don't have flaxseed meal, you can add in 1 more tbs of almond flour or coconut flour, whatever you have!
- Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat together the tahini, eggs, and egg whites. I beat this for a solid minute or so to get some fluffiness to those eggs!
- Add in the apple cider vinegar and 1 tbs of maple syrup. You can also sub 1 tbs of water instead of the maple syrup! I added it in to balance out all the savory bagel spice.
- Mix it all together until well combined.
- Slowly add in the dry ingredients until fully incorporated.
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Top with a couple tablespoons of the Everything Bagel spice!
- Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean, and it's nice and golden brown around the edges. Let it cool in the pan and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
- Slice it up and enjoy as is! Or get crazy and toast it up and top with all your favorite things.