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paleo flatbread

This paleo flatbread is ridiculously easy to make, all three kids love it, and I have to say it’s pretty tasty. Seriously, what’s not to like?

Regular readers will know that my family follow a grain free (or Paleo) diet. For the most part it is absolutely fine, but every now and then I’ll get a request for bread. In the past I’ve used nuts in place of flour, but wanted to try something different over Easter. I’ve given a handful of recipes a whirl over the past year, and this one wins hands down. It’s an adaptation of one I found on a recent Pinterest trawl (love that place) and we ended up making four batches over the holidays.

Arrowroot is a non-grain resistant starch and is said to help lower blood sugar levels, which is a win in my book, and costs a fraction of the price of my beloved cashews. It’s not allowed on the earlier stages of the GAPS Diet, but I figure after a whole year I can add the odd thing here and there as providing I don’t feel any ill effects after eating it (which I don’t, woohoo)! Speaking of GAPS, watch out for an update over on the other blog this week.

Ingredients:
1 cup ground arrowroot
1/3c coconut flour
1/3c fat of choice
1/3c water
1 egg
1 clove garlic, chopped finely or crushed
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp mixed herbs
1/2 tsp sea salt

Method:
– preheat oven to 200C and line a baking tray with parchment paper

– in a small saucepan put the fat (I like using leftover dripping from roast lamb), vinegar, garlic and water. Heat gently until it’s all liquified

– while that is heating, put the arrowroot, salt and herbs into a large bowl and stir

P cracking an egg

– make a well in the centre and crack the egg in it, then pour in the warm fat mixture and give everything a good stir to form a sticky dough

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– add the coconut flour and mix well to form a ball

– then start putting it onto the baking tray, either as one large bread or several small ones if you have little helpers like I do

– cook for 10-15 mins and serve hot or cold

– also makes a fab pizza base

 

 

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. April 22, 2015 / 7:03 pm

    It’s such a tasty bread Denise, I’m sure you’d love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. April 22, 2015 / 7:03 pm

    You get used to it pretty quickly, and I’ve been Paleo for three years now (on GAPS for one) so have become quite adept at knowing what to use as substitutes. I love baking this way, it forces me to innovative which I really enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. April 22, 2015 / 7:01 pm

    It is super delish, but be warned it’s really morish!

  4. Elisa
    April 18, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    Sounds delicious, I love making flatbread..can’t wait to try this.

  5. April 18, 2015 / 11:04 am

    Keep me posted if you do hon, it’s a good one ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. April 16, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    That sounds lovely. Will give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  7. April 14, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    I’m always amazed how creative people can get on a paleo diet. I don’t think I could do it myself but have eaten a friend’s paleo cookings and been most impressed by how she can create foods that are so close to the real thing without using dairy, wheat, sugar etc. This recipe sounds lovely too.

  8. April 14, 2015 / 5:18 pm

    They look nice – lighter than bread. Good to see you have a helper too!

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