Paleo Bread - What is it?
Bake like a "stone age man"
The number of people who have discovered Paleo as a form of nutrition has increased in recent years - maybe you are one of them. And accordingly, the demand for special products such as Paleo flour or Paleo bread has increased. But what is Paleo anyway? Paleo stands for Paleolithic and means the Old Stone Age. Representatives of this form of nutrition try to eat as people probably did in the Stone Age, which is why the nutritional concept is also referred to as "Stone Age nutrition" . The reason for this decision is the assumption that human beings have not really changed in terms of their genes since the Stone Age and one can therefore assume that the form of nutrition prevailing at that time must still be good today.
If you live paleo , it means that certain foods are no longer on your menu. These include dairy products, sugar, legumes and grains. Instead, you eat fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and nuts . Just everything that was once available to our ancestors many years ago. You can find more detailed information here . Especially at the beginning, this form of nutrition poses a major challenge for most people, because the "no-go foods" are usually firmly integrated into everyday life. For example, deliciously fragrant Sunday rolls, fresh bread, delicious favorite cakes and much more are suddenly gone. Or maybe not? It really isn't that bad! There are many foods that you can also combine with your Paleo diet. Flour alternatives such as cassava flour are suitable for baking Paleo-compliant bread, rolls or cakes. And if you don't like to bake yourself, you can also find ready-made foods or baking mixes that use alternative products.
Bake your own Paleo bread
Baking Paleo bread - that may sound more complicated to you than it actually is. Because it differs only a little from baking a "classic" bread. The main difference: the ingredients used – especially the flour required. Instead of using cereal flours made from wheat, rye, etc., you can use alternatives made from nuts, roots, and much more when baking Paleo bread. So there is guaranteed to be something for every taste and every type of bread. Here we take a closer look at the flour alternatives. A practical side effect of these flours: the majority of them are gluten-free and therefore also suitable for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
In order for your Paleo bread to be a success, it is advisable that you stick to a recipe in which the ingredients and quantities are listed in detail. Because many flour alternatives have different properties than the classic counterparts made from grain and must therefore be used specifically. The reason for this is as follows: Wheat flour, for example, contains a comparatively large amount of starch and protein, but less fat. In contrast, many flour alternatives (e.g. nut flours) are rich in fats and proteins but low in starch. In order to get an effect similar to that of wheat flour, you should choose a product that comes as close as possible to the gluten-containing alternative in terms of its ingredients. With the Paleo diet, however, the choice (of starchy flours) is quite limited. However, a good alternative is cassava flour . It is currently the gluten-free flour that most closely resembles wheat flour. Therefore, you can substitute it 1:1 in some recipes without the need for additional starch or binders. However, since this is not always the case, we recommend looking for recipes that are labeled gluten-free from the start, for example, as these often fit the Paleo diet requirements as well. Alternatively, you can also use a ready-made baking mix to save work and time.
So it can be said: Paleo nutrition does not automatically mean that you have to do without delicious-tasting bread and fragrant rolls . Thanks to the wide range of alternative products, with a little patience and practice, you can make almost all of the delicacies yourself. You can not only bake the Paleo bread in its “basic form”, but also refine it with all sorts of ingredients. These include fresh nuts, fruit (e.g. bananas), olives and much more. But there are also some recipes for Paleo crispbread. This is how you bring some variety into your diet.
Bake paleo bread easily at home with Ruut
With the help of our products, you can easily prepare a Paleo bread or bun yourself. Just try our recipe for a paleo country bread . For this and for other paleo baked goods, our range includes our all-round talent, cassava flour, as well as ready-made baking mixes. The latter is not only available for bread and rolls , but also for waffles and pancakes . Regardless of whether intolerances or a voluntary decision are behind the diet, with Ruut you can look forward to delicious and, above all, fresh baked goods!