Paleo Gluten Free Rye Bread Recipe

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What could beat a juicy corned-beef deli sandwich, piled high with sauerkraut and drizzled with Russian dressing, between two slices of fresh rye bread?

Sounds delicious, right?

But if you’re following a gluten free or Paleo lifestyle, or you’re just concerned about your health and waistline, Ruebens (or sandwiches of any kind!) might be a thing of the past.

But what if you could re-create your favorite deli sandwiches – like Reubens, Rachels or even a simple turkey and Swiss on rye – without exposing yourself to inflammatory gluten and grains that cause your blood sugar to soar?

Using our 100% Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free Better Bread Mix, we’ve created an amazing Paleo “Rye” Bread recipe (without the rye)!

But before we show you how you can make this simple, no-knead bread in just 5 minutes flat, I want to share how we reinvented the addictive flavor of rye…

Paleo “Rye” Bread: The Flavor of Rye… Reinvented

If you have ancestral roots in Europe, rye bread may be a comfort food that’s close to your heart.  As a staple in Russian, German, Austrian and Scandinavian cuisines, hearty rye bread plays a starring role in wide a variety of dishes.gluten free rye bread

From Rugbrød in Denmark, enjoyed as a lunch food with fish, meats and cheeses… to Schwarzbrot (black bread) in Germany used to make a wide variety of sandwiches and appetizers with smoked fish and caviar… to the elegant Swedish rye bread served with cured salmon and crème fraische.

But it isn’t really the “rye” that gives rye bread its distinctive flavor, texture and color.

In fact, the flavor that most people associate with rye is actually a combination of spices, sweeteners and other unique ingredients.

Caraway seeds are what provide rye bread with its most noticeable flavor. The rich color and spicy-sweet notes are the result of caramel or molasses added to the dough.

Some signature rye bread recipes also include a “secret” blend of ingredients like fennel, coriander, anise, cardamom, and even dried citrus, coffee and cocoa (and don’t even ask for the recipe – most serious baker’s wouldn’t dream of sharing!).

Any way you slice it, the combination of sweet, savory, rich and spicy flavors that create a moist, chewy and fragrant loaf of rye bread are addictively delicious!

And now you can get all of that goodness… without a gram of grain.

The Amazing “Ryeless” Paleo Gluten-Free Rye Bread Recipe

With just a few simple ingredients you can whip up this satisfying bread in minutes.

Taking cues from traditional rye bread recipes, we’ve used rich, organic cocoa and dark, unsulphured organic molasses to provide a hint of sweetness and a deep brown color.

We’ve also ground in caraway seeds to add texture and infuse the bread with fragrant spice. Instead of coffee, we’ve used brewed chicory to boost the bitter notes.

Best of all, each rich, moist, gluten-free serving provides 5 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and only 5 grams of carbs!

And while we decided to create free-form rye loaves this time, you can easily make a standard bread loaf, buns or dinner rolls instead (Paleo Reuben Sliders, anyone?). And don’t be afraid to experiment with different spices and to make your own “secret” recipe.

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The Amazing "Ryeless" Paleo Gluten-Free Rye Bread Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 package Wellness Bakeries Better Bread Mix
  • 8 egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp. organic apple cider vinegar
  • ⅔ cup boiling brewed organic roasted chicory (or coffee)
  • 1 Tbsp. molasses
  • 2 Tbsp. organic natural cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. caraway seeds, finely ground + additional for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a baking sheet.
  2. Heat brewed chicory to boiling (no exceptions!).
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the egg whites, molasses and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Add Better Bread Mix, cocoa powder and ground caraway seeds and beat on medium low speed to combine.
  5. Pour in boiling chicory and blend again on medium low speed for 30-45 seconds, until the dough thickens and comes together.
  6. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl and form two balls.
  7. Place dough balls onto greased baking sheet and flatten to ¾inch height. Make three scores across the top of the dough, on a bias (this will help bread expand uniformly when baked).
  8. Sprinkle with caraway seeds.
  9. Bake for 55-60 minutes.

 

The Perfect Paleo Reuben: Homemade Paleo Russian Dressing

Bottled Russian salad dressings are notoriously loaded with preservatives, unhealthy fats and additives. But with a few wholesome ingredients, you can whip up a delicious, healthy Russian dressing in minutes. Serve with Bubbies Sauerkraut and grass-fed slow cooker corned beef for the ULTIMATE Reuben sandwich.

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Homemade Paleo Russian Dressing
 
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  • 1 cup Muir Glen Organic Whole Tomatoes (canned)
  • ½ cup organic extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh horseradish, drained
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Store in the refrigerator.

 

Comments

  1. Trevor Chin says

    Not sure why you call yourself a wellness bakery when you promote animal products in your recipes. Even though your Bread Mix is Vegan and Gluten-free, I am NOT inclined to spend $31 on a loaf of bread.

    • Kelley says

      Hello Trevor,
      Oh no. We are definitely NOT a vegan bakery. Being a vegan bakery would mean that our products, in their prepared form, would not provide vital nutrients – like CLA, zinc and cholesterol that are so vital for health and wellness.

      And speaking of cholesterol, have you read Dr. David Perlmutter’s brilliant new book – Grain Brain? As a neurologist, he sheds some wonderful light on the importance of cholesterol – found exclusively in animal products – for the brain and long term health.

      Regarding $31 per loaf, that is the price for 3 large loaves or 6 medium loaves. It comes out to about $0.65 per serving.

      Be Well!
      Kelley Herring

      • tigerred says

        Thank you, Kelley, for your non-vegan stand. I have never seen a healthy-looking vegan nor vegetarian. People who promote the idea to others who are sincerely wanting to improve their health or to fight disease are doing a huge disservice or are intentionally of a dubious agenda.

        • Kelley says

          Hi Tigerred!
          I am in complete agreement with you.

          My non-vegan stance comes from nearly 15 years of research on the topic… but I didn’t start out that way. In fact, I was vegetarian for a few years in my early twenties and shunned meat. At almost 38, I am fitter and healthier than I was at 23.

          I guess as they say, the proof is in the pudding :-).

          Stay Well!
          Kelley

  2. Sue Staggs says

    Let me start by saying that I have learned so very much from you over the last few years. Please keep up the good work. I downloaded the PDF file for some of your recipes and found that many of the recipes required using your mixes and I could not find recipes for the required mixes such “Miracle Mix”, “bread mix” etc. I am a scratch cook and do not like to buy mixes that I do not make myself. Therefore most of the recipes are useless to me. If I could somehow get the recipes for the required mixes I sure would appreciate it. Thank you and you are helping me get healthy after 68 years of poor habits.

    • Kelley says

      Hello Sue!
      Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to post. I’m so glad to hear that you have made healthy eating a priority and that we may have helped in some small way.

      Our new book posted here – Better Baking – is created specifically to help our Wellness Bakeries customers create unique desserts, breads, breakfasts and treats. The recipes are made using our products, so we don’t have substitutes.

      You may want to check out my book series Guilt Free Desserts – a program on creating healthy desserts and breads from scratch. https://www.guiltfreedesserts.net

      Be Well,
      Kelley

  3. Ana Shackelford says

    Kelly,
    I signed in to your website a few weeks ago and you sent me 2 free ebooks. I accidently sent that email to the trash bend before I saved them. Could you please send them to me again?

    Thank You,

    Ana Shackelford

    • Kelley says

      Hi Ana,
      Thanks for commenting. Please check your email. For future reference, you can also add your name to the newsletter fields again and you will get the download page.

      Be Well!
      Kelley

  4. Pamela says

    Interesting. Still think bread should be a low part of the diet. Good to know that if I embrace this Paleo diet gradually, I can still have small amounts of low glycemic “bread”.

    • Kelley says

      Hi Pamela,
      Thanks for your comment, and good to hear you are moving towards a healthy Paleo-style diet.

      It was certainly a gradual process for me, but one that got easier over time.

      The interesting thing about this bread is that it really has nothing in common with regular bread… except for the flavor, texture and culinary uses.

      Nutritionally, as prepared, it is a healthy fat and protein source – providing 4 grams of healthy fat (mostly monounsaturated fat from almonds and saturated fat from coconut), with 5 grams of protein per serving coming from the eggs (required to prepare it).

      From a nutritional standpoint, our gluten free bread is really just nuts and eggs – two foods our ancestors could easily hunt or gather – and contains minimal carbohydrates (only 5 grams per serving). This vastly differs from the macronutrient ratio of grain-based breads, which are almost all carbohydrate (30 grams per serving), and have a very different impact on our metabolism.

      Wishing you the best of health on your Paleo journey!
      Kelley Herring

    • Kelley says

      Hi Alex!
      Thanks for your post and for your interest in our products.

      We love our friends down under and are always happy to ship to you. However, shipping costs are pretty outrageous – about $40-$60 per box.

      If you are still interested, please send us an email to info AT wellnessbakeries DOT com with what you’d like. We’ll send you information on the shipping costs.

      Be Well!
      Kelley

  5. nancy says

    Hi, thank you so much for the recipe! I too am a scratch cook, but your mixes are wonderful and I trust your ingredients list. As for the cost comment earlier, I am from a big family of farmers. Most of my ancestors were farmers. I know first hand that the cost of growing food, including the big wonderful vegetable gardens that my mom & aunts grew every summer, is costly in both dollars and labor. GOOD food costs even more. The corporate “food” manufacturers have sold customers on the idea that food should be cheap. Mega discount stores have continued the push, and now most “food” in a store (price determined by the cost per square foot) isn’t even food at all but is a manufactured resemblance that has little of no food value. Food is not supposed to be the cheapest thing that we buy, it is not possible. Fuel, labor, equipment, and water at the producer/farm level is very expensive—transportation, sorting, packaging, meat cutting facilities, refrigeration—do some research and get over the notion that food is cheap. It is not, but it is vital for health and life. Be thankful that we have plenty of GOOD food! If I have to cut the TV bill to eat well, then fine!

    • Kelley says

      Hi Nancy,
      You speak the truth!

      There is a wonderful quote by Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms (I’m certain you know of him via Michael Pollan). He says “If you think organic food is expensive, have you priced cancer lately?”.

      All of the cheap calories – from sugar and grain – have gotten us in so much trouble. Not only has our health suffered, as a population, but you’re right – we’ve developed this “dollar value menu” mindset that food should be cheap.

      The kind of food we eat is the most important predictor of our long term health and our risk for chronic disease. What is that worth?

      Thanks for sharing and for your work in spreading the word about real, healthy food!

      Be Well!
      Kelley

  6. says

    Hello,

    Can I buy Better Bread Mix from you and can you deliver to Malaysia?
    Or any place close to Kuala Lumpur that are selling your ingredients?

    Tropical greetings.
    Gong Ci Fa Cai = Happy Chinese New Year.
    Bo

    • Kelley says

      Hi Bo!
      Gong Ci Fa Cai to you as well.

      Thanks for your post and for your interest in our products.

      I want to visit Malaysia – can I hand deliver it to you? :-). Unfortunately, shipping costs are pretty outrageous – about $40-$60 per box.

      If you are still interested, please send us an email to info AT wellnessbakeries DOT com with what you’d like. We’ll send you information on the shipping costs.

      Be Well!
      Kelley

  7. Louise says

    Hi Kelley,
    I have learned a lot from you and consider your recipes an absolute godsend. BUT I live in South Africa and as far as I know it would be impossible to order your mixes as it would be enormously expensive – that is if they are allowed in. So your lovely rye bread and chocolate cakes will never be tasted. Such a shame!
    Louise

  8. Kim Jones says

    Just tried my first loaf of your bread. It tasted wonderful, however it didn’t seem to rise at all. I double checked the ingredients and directions and everything was right. Did I do something wrong?

    • Kelley says

      Hi Kim!
      Glad to hear the taste was good – but absolutely – it should have risen.

      Three questions.

      1 – Did it rise and then fall, or not rise at all? If it fell, then you did not bake it long enough or your oven temperature was not right. You need to fully bake the bread to drive off the moisture or else it will fall.

      2 – Was the water HOT? Has to be hot (we specify boiling on the package)

      3 – Did you use whole eggs (with the yolks), or just the whites. If you use yolks, the bread will not work. It must be whites ONLY.

      We have only had one report of the bread not rising, and that was due to including the yolks.

      Please let us know how your second one goes!

      Be Well,
      Kelley

  9. Kim Jones says

    I will let you know how the next one goes, but, It never did rise; the water was boiling; & used egg whites only, so don’t know what was wrong. Wondered about the egg whites; they were cold. It didn’t say anything about them being cold in the directions.

    • Kelley says

      Please do, KIm. I use my egg whites straight out of the fridge, and it has never been a problem. I was thinking of all possible reasons you had a no-riser :-(. You may wish to check your oven temperature to ensure it is heating properly. Many people’s ovens are not properly calibrated (even new ovens).

    • Kelley says

      Hi Aimee!
      I have used the real egg whites in a carton with great results. Of course, I real egg whites are better in terms of health since they have not been processed, but in terms of the recipe “working”, the carton variety works perfectly.

      Be Well!
      Kelley

  10. says

    Can I use the miracle mix for pancakes with Ener-G egg replacement or flax? I am vegan for many good reasons, but do like the paleo approach to grains.
    Thanks!

    • janie says

      Hi Kim,
      We have not yet found a good egg substitute to use with Miracle Mix, but we are working on this for our customers with egg allergies and intolerances.

      The Wellness Bakeries Team

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  1. […] Wellness Bakeries Paleo Rye Recipe: (dairy free) If you’ve not dabbled in baking bread often, taking on a rye bread recipe with its seeds and various flours is intimidating, even before adapting to a Paleo recipe!Luckily at Wellness Bakeries, they have the bread blend under control with their foolproof Better Bread Mix. With a balance of almond and coconut flour, this mix maintains the fullness of bread without falling flat or spiking your blood sugar. Plus, it’s a cinch to make and extremely adaptable to various recipes, such as this Paleo-friendly “rye” blend.They took on the challenge of finding just the right harmony between bitter and sweet, and succeeded beyond expectation. The result is a minimal mix of chicory, cocoa, and molasses on one side of the spectrum, and caraway to round it out and rye it up!  Each portion will boost your sandwich by 5 grams of protein but only cost you 5 grams of carbohydrates. Check out their Paleo thousand island dressing and you’ll be Rachel or Reuben-ing in no time! […]

  2. […] Wellness Bakeries Paleo Rye Recipe: (dairy free) If you’ve not dabbled in baking bread often, taking on a rye bread recipe with its seeds and various flours is intimidating, even before adapting to a Paleo recipe!Luckily at Wellness Bakeries, they have the bread blend under control with their foolproof Better Bread Mix. With a balance of almond and coconut flour, this mix maintains the fullness of bread without falling flat or spiking your blood sugar. Plus, it’s a cinch to make and extremely adaptable to various recipes, such as this Paleo-friendly “rye” blend.They took on the challenge of finding just the right harmony between bitter and sweet, and succeeded beyond expectation. The result is a minimal mix of chicory, cocoa, and molasses on one side of the spectrum, and caraway to round it out and rye it up!  Each portion will boost your sandwich by 5 grams of protein but only cost you 5 grams of carbohydrates. Check out their Paleo thousand island dressing and you’ll be Rachel or Reuben-ing in no time! […]

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