One of the things that people find hardest to give up when starting out on a Paleo lifestyle is bread. Often this is due to the fact that it is just so convenient. Until you start to remove it from your diet you might not notice just how often you include bread products in your daily food intake and it can feel like you will never be able to replace it.
If you are just starting out then I can assure you that in a few weeks time you will be so busy enjoying nutritious and delicious Paleo recipes that you wont miss having bread in your diet. In fact, you will most likely realise just how bloated and sluggish it made you feel. There will however still be times when you do fancy a piece of bread or come across a recipe or a favourite dish that you might want to replicate every now and then. For these purposes having a good Paleo bread recipe up your sleeve can be invaluable. Made with nutritious and whole ingredients, this recipe will make you realise just how stodgy and tasteless the mass produced bread you used to consume actually is.
In this recipe I have used chestnut flour for its sweet flavour and gentle softness. The bread does contain eggs, but not the huge amount of nuts that so many Paleo breads seem to feature. Here, flax meal (also known as linseed in the UK) and a handful of assorted seeds are added to the flour (albeit chestnut flour so not nut free). Bicarbonate of soda is kept to a minimum so there is none of the bitter flavour that can come with soda bread, Beautifully dark in colour, a pinch of caraway would make this the perfect Paleo alternative to rye bread.