The Ultimate Grain-Free Sandwich Bread

The final step of this recipe, removing the loaf from the pan and baking it directly on the oven rack, might seem unusual, but it’s key to achieving a gorgeous golden crust – a genius method inspired by Wellness Bakeries. Use ground golden flaxseeds for this recipe; they have a more buttery taste than regular flaxseeds and the color blends seamlessly into the bread. Wrap the finished loaf in plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to three days, or refrigerate for up to one week. You can also freeze it sliced and pop it straight into the toaster oven.

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1 Loaf (10 slices)
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
80 min
100 min


  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil + additional for greasing pan
  • 2.5 cups blanched almond flour (NOTE: Not almond meal.)
  • 3/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup ground golden flaxseeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp whole psyllium husk flakes
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 8 large egg whites (or 1 cup liquid eggs whites) + 1 large egg, divided
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp white and/or black sesame seeds


1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Grease an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with oil and line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on 2 opposite sides.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, tapioca, flaxseeds, coconut flour, psyllium husk, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using an electric hand mixer, combine egg whites, vinegar and 2 tbsp oil. Add almond flour mixture and beat on low speed just until incorporated; increase speed to medium-low and beat until well combined. Add 2/3 cup boiling water and beat for
1 minute. Transfer to prepared pan, spreading evenly.

4. In a small bowl, whisk remaining egg with 1 tsp water; brush over surface of batter. Sprinkle with seeds. Bake for 1 hour, 10 minutes, until lightly golden and starting to pull away from edges of pan.

5. Remove from oven. Lifting with edges of parchment, carefully remove loaf from pan; peel off parchment paper. Return loaf to oven, placing directly on oven rack. Bake until loaf forms a golden crust, 10 to 15 minutes more. Let cool completely on a wire rack. 

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 slice
  • Calories 278
  • Carbohydrate Content 17 g
  • Cholesterol Content 19 mg
  • Fat Content 20 g
  • Fiber Content 6 g
  • Protein Content 13 g
  • Sodium Content 251 mg
  • Sugar Content 2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 13 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 5 g