Yes, yes, I know: bread isn’t paleo or primal, and labeling a faux product as “bread” when it really isn’t just perpetuates the notion that being primal or paleo is a diet rather than a lifestyle. I know this already.
But, sometimes you just want something light and fluffy for breakfast. And, if it takes less than 5 minutes from start to finish, it’s an even bigger win.
I heard about this recipe in this thread on Mark’a Daily Apple’s forum. I was immediately curious and gave it a try that very night! I will share the base recipe with you here, but it is a very adaptable recipe, going from sweet to savory really easily, so you can add whatever spices, herbs, and flavors you want to make it your own! Go nuts, people! (Speaking of which, did I mention this is also nut free? Well, the name of it should have given that away!)
The consistency is that of bread. Seriously. It reminds me of cornbread in texture, look and taste. If this appeals to you – which it should! – you need. to. make. this.
TWO-MINUTE COCONUT BREAD
[Inspired by Mark’s Daily Apple’s forum, apparently originating from a Youtube video I have yet to find.]
Makes one very filling serving.
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- dash of salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp oil of your choice (coconut, olive, or melted butter all work great)
Grease a microwave-safe bowl or medium-sized ramekin with oil and set aside. Combine all ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour into the greased bowl and microwave on full power for 2 minutes. Let cool, then remove from the dish. (It should come out easily, but if not, just run a knife around the edge and wiggle-wiggle-wiggle!)
While microwaving, the bread will puff up like a souffle but don’t worry – it’s supposed to happen. Just be sure to use a bowl that can fit twice the amount of batter in it, so there will be enough room for it to swell.
Use a bowl that can easily fit twice the batter the recipe makes. You can see mine looks kind of like a muffin because my 6-oz ramekin was just a bit too small, making it expand over the top of it. I thought it looked cool, but two attempts later it overflowed even more (I went a little nuts with baking powder that time) and was a bitch to clean out of the microwave.
Similarly, keep an eye on it while it’s “cooking”!
In conclusion – get creative! The one in the photo above (which was the first one I made) included some parsley and garlic powder. I didn’t eat it right then and there – I brought it to work the next day and heated up some sausage and kale for a nice hearty brunch!
I made a sweet-ish one with a couple of squeezes of lemon juice, about a tablespoon of lemon zest, and topped with some coconut chips. Paired with some apples cooked in butter and cinnamon, and finished off with a glob of coconut cream… it was an amazing and filling brunch!
Feel free to fake out your taste buds once in a while with this bread. Just brace yourself – it’s incredible… so incredible that I ate this three times in four days…!