Almond Flour Bread

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This easy recipe for almond flour bread is moist, tender, and full of flavor. This healthy almond flour bread recipe is also high in protein, low in carbs, is naturally gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free. 

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Almond Flour Bread Recipe

All you need are a few pantry staples to make an almond flour bread that’s tender and delicious. Sweetened with applesauce and honey and made with a blend of almond flour, tapioca flour and flaxseed meal, this bread is both flavorful and healthy.

The recipe is easy-to-follow and requires no special equipment, just two bowls and a loaf pan! Follow the detailed recipe technique notes and tips along with step-by-step photos to guide you to perfect gluten-free almond flour bread.

This almond bread recipe is made differently than our gluten-free bread recipe because it is made with almond flour. Baking with almond flour is different than baking with gluten-free flour blends made with rice or traditional wheat flour. Almond flour bread will have a thicker and denser texture and a mild nutty flavor. 

Ingredients for Almond Flour Bread

  • Blanched Almond Flour: Base that gives structure to the bread.
  • Tapioca Flour: Binds the bread together and gives it a nice chew.
  • Flaxseed Meal: Stabilizes the bread and adds a nutty taste.
  • Baking Soda: Helps the bread to rise.
  • Aluminum-Free Baking Powder: Avoids adding a metallic taste to the bread while also helping it rise.
  • Kosher Salt: Enhances the natural flavors.
  • Eggs: Brings the batter together and adds moisture.
  • Unsweetened Applesauce: Adds moisture and a touch of sweetness.
  • Olive Oil: Adds fat to help keep it moist and tender.
  • Water: For extra moisture.
  • Honey: Adds a touch of sweetness.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Helps to kickstart the leavening in the bread so it doesn’t turn out dense.

How to Make Almond Flour Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8×4-inch loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, tapioca flour, flaxseed meal, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, applesauce, olive oil, water, honey, and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean with a few moist crumbs attached.
  6. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
Steps for making Gluten-Free Almond Flour Bread.

Why Is My Bread Not Rising As Much As Traditional Bread?

Almond flour breads don’t rise as much as wheat flour breads because they lack gluten, which provides elasticity and helps bread rise. This recipe uses eggs and leavening agents to help give it some lift.

overhead view of stacked slices of almond flour bread on a cutting board.

Can I Make This Recipe Egg Free?

Eggs are a key ingredient for binding and providing structure in this recipe. Using egg substitutes like chia or flax eggs will results in a different texture.

Is This Bread Suitable for a Keto Diet?

Almond flour is commonly used in keto diets, but since this recipe includes tapioca flour and honey, it may not be strictly keto-friendly. Please check your dietary guidelines.

Can I Use Something Other Than Applesauce?

Unsweetened pumpkin puree or mashed banana can be used as substitutes for applesauce, but they will slightly alter the flavor.

Can I Add Nuts or Seeds to the Bread?

Yes, you can add 1 cup of chopped nuts, seeds, dried fruits, or a few tablespoons of herbs to the batter before baking for additional flavor and texture.

Is it Necessary to Use Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar helps to activate the baking soda, contributing to the bread’s rise and texture. Lemon juice can be used as a substitute.

How to Store Almond Flour Bread

This bread can be stored at room temperature for up to 4 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week. It can also be sliced and frozen for up to 3 months.

overhead view of a partially cut loaf of almond flour bread with splayed slices on a cutting board.

Easy Gluten-Free Almond Flour Bread

Making gluten-free bread with almond flour is a great and healthy alternative to using a gluten-free flour blend made with rice. Almond flour has more protein and healthy fats, as well as fewer carbohydrates!

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5 from 2 votes

Almond Flour Bread

Servings: 10 slices
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
This easy recipe for almond flour bread is moist, tender, and full of flavor. This healthy almond flour bread recipe is also high in protein, low in carbs, is naturally gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free. 

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • ¾ cup tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs, whisked
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8×4-inch loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, tapioca flour, flaxseed meal, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, applesauce, olive oil, water, honey, and apple cider vinegar.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean with a few moist crumbs attached.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • Unsweetened pumpkin puree or mashed banana can be used as substitutes for applesauce, but they will slightly alter the flavor.
  • You can add 1 cup of chopped nuts, seeds, dried fruits, or a few tablespoons of herbs to the batter before baking for additional flavor and texture.
  • To store: Store almond flour bread tightly wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 4 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • To freeze: Freeze almond flour bread cut into individual slices tightly wrapped in plastic wrap for up to 3 months.
  • Mama says, “Make sure to always check your labels!”

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 7gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 244mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 83IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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About Sabine Venier

Originally from Austria and currently residing in the UK, Sabine Venier infuses her passion for homemade gluten-free cooking into Mama Knows Gluten Free. As the former proprietor of a successful food blog, her culinary expertise spans a broad spectrum. Sabine’s culinary journey was rooted in the cherished family recipes taught by her mother, nurturing a profound appreciation for fresh, homemade ingredients. Sabine has gained recognition as a recipe developer and food photographer, with her work featured in various magazines and online platforms. Her innovative recipes have appeared in prestigious publications such as Forbes, Parade, and Rachael Ray Everyday. As a published cookbook author (The Chocolate Addict’s Baking Book), she is excited to share her practical and easy-to-follow recipes with the Mama Knows Gluten Free community.

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  1. This recipe looks healthy and delicious. I only need to get some apple sauce and I’m baking this almond bread over the weekend. Everything today is with AP flour/white flour, which I don’t use. Thank you for this recipe👍👍.

    1. Hi Beverly! Bob’s Red Mill is a popular brand of tapioca flour. I would try searching to see if any stores near you carry it or if you can order it online.