flour free delicious ‘bread’!

Recipe by Hummingbird

  • Time needed: 20 minutes
  • Calories per serving: Each roll or slice of the basic mix (cutting circle into 6) is 135 calories.
  • Servings: The basic bread amount makes 6 'bread rolls' or one large circle bread, it would serve 6 people one slice or one roll each.
  • Difficulty: 1
  • Rating: 2.00 based on 2 reviews

a flour free basic bread mix made from eggs and ground almonds.


• 3 large eggs
• 100g ground almonds
• half a tsp baking powder
• pinch of salt (optional)


A friend showed me this recipe years ago, have used variations of it ever since!
1. Heat your oven to 180 degrees, and line a shallow baking or roasting tin with baking paper.
2. Separate the eggs - put the whites in a large metal bowl and keep the yolks.
3. Whisk the egg whites till they form peaks.
4. Whisk the yolks together, and then make a well in the egg white mixture, pour the yolks in and whisk to mix together.
5. using a large metal spoon, fold the 100g ground almonds into your egg mix. Try to fold air in as much as you can. Add the baking powder and salt, if using.
6. Pour/spoon mixture onto baking paper, into a large circle shape. It will need to bake in the oven for around 15-20 minutes, but watch it does not overcook. (you can make 6 evenly sized dollops for 'bread rolls', your cooking time will reduce by about 5 minutes or so)

When ready it will not have browned much other than the edges, but if you press the centre it will be springy to touch.

Before pouring onto the baking paper you can add anything you like to flavour this bread, savoury or sweet. Some ideas:

1. grate a small amount of parmesan and add chopped or dried chives, and/or sprinkle the top with sunflower, chia and pumpkin seeds.

2. treat it like a foccacia bread, add rosemary, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. You can just push them into the surface before you put it in the oven.

3. Add cinnamon, mixed spice and nutmeg, and a handful of raisins for a tea bread.

4. Add sesame seeds on top, cut it in half and put a home-made burger in the middle.

The calorie information is worked out for the basic bread, you will need to add calories for any extras.

I either make one large circle bread and cut it like a cake, or I spoon large dollops as 'bread rolls'. These are great straight from the oven, or can be cooled, cut in half and toasted, or eaten cold. When saving some, keep it refrigerated and it should last 1 or 2 days.

4 reviews for “flour free delicious ‘bread’!”

  • review by:
    Not rated

    I can see the calories per portion but what is the nutritional information for this please?

  • review by:
    Not rated

    Woohoo I made this “bread” and it came out great. I sprinkled a little bit of crushed salted almonds on it before cooking it and I baked it in my conventional oven/toaster oven. Easy peasy. Considering I’m not a baker nor do I cook, if I could make it anyone can. Thank you.

  • review by:

    I made this yesterday but as rolls rather than a loaf. They were very, very light. I’m not sure how they’d hold up if you wanted to split them to put a filling in. They had the consistency or bread but not the density. Conned by brain a bit though into thinking they were like bread rolls.
    My calorie count on myfitnesspal came out at 150 calories per roll/portion.

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    Why can’t yeast be used?

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