a new grain-free bread recipe

Howdy friends!

Thank you thank you thank you!!! Seriously you guys know how to make girls feel so special and loved. Thank you so much for the sweet words and I hope that my face update will help some of you that might still be suffering. Again if you have any questions about the OCM method for washing face please let me know! Michelle and I plan on doing a few more follow-up posts to that face update as we have more ideas and thoughts to share.

Yesterday was an overall good day for us. We were both productive in getting things checked off our lists.  That always feels good. There is something about crossing things off your to-do list that makes you feel so good.

And we think we created the ‘new’ best bread recipe. That is grain-free. Really free of all allergens, well besides eggs.  But we are working on egg-free version too. More on that below.



yoga day

Lori: Yesterday was yoga day! Learning to be present every day! Yoga reminds me of that!


Michelle: 30 minutes of yoga…a lot of twisting, which I needed! I felt so tight yesterday morning so yoga was a bit of a challenge. I did practice my headstands and did my push-ups for #whatsbeautiful challenge.  One thing I learned from my yoga practice yesterday was learn to keep calm when things get tough, or tight in my case.  Or even if you fall, like I did many times during it. But I just got back up and got back in it.


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green juice

eggs banana breakfast

A very very green juice (kale, romaine, ginger, mint, cucumber) with eggs cooked up with bananas and coconut oil. Love our runny egg yolks. Sprinkled with cinnamon.

plantain bread

Played in the kitchen more with a few new plantain recipes. Yes we are obsessed. #sorrynotsorry

Just when you find something that you feel your body is really liking it is hard not to eat it.

plantain socca

Also tried making some plantain socca. Yep you heard us right… plantain socca. It almost came out. One last adjustment to it before we share.


People keep asking what kind of plantains we use – well they normally look this. A little green, little yellow and sometimes have brown spots. We have not tried a full green one yet or a black plantain yet. Normally in the middle.

cutting plantain

Cutting and peeling is always fun! haha Can be a bit of a challenge.

Back to our plantain bread like we have mentioned before we love using plantains now as our base in recipes (use them instead of flours), it is a great way for us to cut back on relying on coconut flour or protein powder in recipes. Just adds in more variety in our baking too.

plantain bread paleo

Plantain Bread

We were so excited that our simple plantain breakfast cake recipe made for an amazing grain-free bread!  Gluten-free too!

When we first made our 3 ingredient breakfast cake it already was more bread-like in texture so we had a good feeling that just reducing the eggs would still work!

making the best paleo sandwich

Oh yay!! We enjoyed the ultimate sandwich. Seriously cannot remember the last time we had a sandwich…probably when we enjoyed another amazing sandwich a few years ago.

best grain free bread

best lunch

We devoured this sandwich!  Plantain bread = brilliant!

Our sandwich was stacked with coconut oil, avocado, yellow summer squash slices and some turkey.

carob duck egg cake

Both felt like a little snack before dinner so we whipped up an carob duck egg pancake topped with coconut oil. (Lori mixed some coconut oil with coconut flour for hers, Michelle just did coconut oil). We seem to make these random pancake snacks frequently. What can we say they are quick to make and tasty.

tuna turnips dinner

Lori: Dinner was sautéed kale, turnips, avocado, and tuna. Topped with coconut oil.


Enjoyed a nice simple dinner, just like Lori!

A wonderful day of being productive and being able to enjoy truly amazing food! We feel very blessed.


More #purelyfitlife and #purelytwins community love :)

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Twins question: What is the best sandwich you have ate before? Do you like sandwiches? What is your favorite bread recipe? Have you tried anything new lately?

till next time,





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64 Responses to a new grain-free bread recipe

  1. michelle says:

    Yay for community love! Purelycommunity??:) I just want to let you ladies know how following your journey has been such a blessing for me personally. After “celebrating” my 20th bday with a face of problem skin, it was hard to look past that. However, thanks to you two beauties, I told myself that i WILL get better, and to focus on other things. XOXO

    • purelytwins says:

      awesome Michelle, so happy and honored to hear this!!! luv ya!

    • Kaymer says:

      Acne can be a vit b5 deficiency. both my kids cured theirs in just a few weeks (give it 3 to 4 to see results) by taking 1000 to 2000 mg a day of B5 also known as Pantothentic acid. You can probably cut back on the dose after your skin clears. cheap,easy and effective!

  2. ooohhh, the bread looks incredible! I hope I’ll be able to reintroduce bananas soon and try out plantains… I’m looking forward to seeing an egg-free version!
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  3. Candice says:

    Thanks for the shoutout and all you share! Honored to see my IG post on one of my fav blogs! :)

  4. Danielle Capps says:

    I love the idea of plantain bread I can’t wait to try it!

    Do you have any suggestions for a good 30 minute yoga tape?

  5. chris says:

    Please…egg-free!!!! You sure know how to tempt a girl allergic to eggs :)

  6. Delicious!! I love making random muffins or pancakes for a snack!
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  7. Runny yolk lovers unite! You ladies are a huge source of inspiration to me–especially at breakfast. I definitely want to try making your plantain bread, and can imagine it would be wonderful any time of the day, in so many different capacities! Your sandwiches look delicious–that avocado! :) One of the best sandwiches I’ve ever eaten was a pesto-chicken panini at a cafe in California. It was stacked with avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, and gouda, too!

    Sara @ Nourish and Flourish recently posted..WIAW: Eating As an (Almost) EverythingtarianMy Profile

  8. Sasha says:

    This bread looks awesome! What temperature did you go with? 350? 375? Thanks!

  9. kahu says:

    laydees, I see the 3 ingredients has dropped to two, is the oil omitted on purpose?hope so..I got my 2 ingredients bread a baking right now (:

    • purelytwins says:

      we just wanted to play around with no putting oil in the batter and instead cook bread in oil in the pan to see what it would do.

  10. Beth says:

    what kind of round pan do you use? A pizza pan? And how do you make spiral zucchini?

  11. Shel says:

    So the recipe makes 4 slices/2servings,correct?what size pan did u use? This looks really awesome and so easy!!! Now, if only I can find plantains…. How many do u gals buy a week? And any ripening tips?

    • purelytwins says:

      you cut as many slices as you would like – yes serves 2. we cooked in a 10inch pan. they ripen pretty fast we find. we get some that are green, some that are more yellow brown. so we have a variety of plantains.

  12. Beth says:

    so one recipe makes two sandwiches? where do you find duck eggs to buy? When you top your cooked eggs with a runny egg, is the runny egg raw? Is that safe?

    Thanks, ladies.

    • purelytwins says:

      we buy our duck eggs from a local farmer here, sometimes we cook the egg and leave yolk raw, we find it safe to eat it raw when it comes from quality sources.

  13. Alma says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe I absolutely love it and has become a staple in my kitchen. However I added a teaspoon of vanilla extract and it tasted absolutely wonderful. Again thank you girls :)

  14. Caghrey says:

    Hi, I cant seem to find any plantain here in South Africa, in fact this is the first time Im even hearing about it. Is it at all possible to use unripe-ish bananas? (Please say yes?)… thanks xxx
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    • purelytwins says:

      Caghrey honestly have to idea, but always worth a try. We have made it with sweet potatoes and did pretty good.

      • Pirjo says:

        I started writing this & just noticed you have answered my question in the last post, that sweet potato can be substituted for plantain? I have never seen plantain here in Australia, do I just chop sweet potato up raw & put in blender with eggs to make the bread? thanks.. you girls are certainly creative in your recipes :)

  15. Juanita says:

    :)) sooo… Happy to have found this page!! Love all your recipies, but the plantain bread?? just simply amazing
    I don’t eat grains or sugar, so for me to be a le to eat a sandwich… Was amazing :)
    I make plaintain bread every day!! Also make pancakes, French toast. Thank you!!
    Love your blogs!!

  16. Christina says:

    Just made your plantain bread and I agree…..brilliant!!! I made mine thinner (just had a pizza pan!) but still came out great. It is delish with a taste of sweetness. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  17. Helene says:

    You girls need to do a plantain book recipe! That would be awesome! ;)

  18. jasmine hanly says:

    Yum I do love a good sandwich so I had to give these a go! I used bananas as I couldn’t find any plantains and it came out perfect thanks to your awesome recipe, tasted like banana bread so will in future use it as a dessert sandwich. I was just wondering if plantains taste less bananary :)

  19. I have bee ALL OVER your pages and I have yet to find ANY of these recipes you “discuss,” (Save the Raspberry bread, which is not the one I want). I do not see the plain bread, NOR THE Breakfast cake you mention. How about a working link to ACTUAL recipes for both????? PLEASE! Thank you.

    • purelytwins says:

      the plain plantain bread is in this posts- it is on the picture of the bread — so there is no link there as the recipe is in this posts.
      and for the breakfast cake –it is the link listed in the posts – we say what we did for it in the posts underneath the picture of the breakfast cake.

  20. SORRY, but I DO NOT understand your reply. Please send me a VIABLE link to the recipe and a VIABLE way to respond to you.

    I DO NOT SEE A RECIPE on top of the pictures .
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    • purelytwins says:

      The recipe for the grain-free bread is actually written on the picture of it. And the breakfast cake is written in the post, not really sure what else to say as the recipes are there. Sorry for any confusion.

  21. Lauren Y. says:

    I can’t wait to try this bread for my 2 girls!! I’ve been trying to make them flat breads to avoid buying overpriced and over processed gluten free bread. I have seen plantains for a decent price so this is awesome!! thank you!!!

  22. Hi girls!

    Yesterday I made your Plantain Bread and it was quite sweet. I was expecting to eat a sandwich (which I did) but it was too sweet for that. Still tasty, but maybe better for french toast or similar. My Plantain was quite ripe, but not black.

    Maybe is that? Or yours was sweet also?

    You can have a look at the bread pic on my blog. Of course I gave you two full credit for the recipe ;)

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  23. Marisa says:

    I have tried all kinds of gluten-free, grain free breads in search of just ONE to make me feel like I’m eating real bread that I have been missing so much. THIS IS IT!! I cannot believe that a plantain and eggs can create a bread- like texture! I was so pleasantly surprised! Thank you for a great recipe!

    Also, have you ever tried using plantain flour? I wondered if it would have the same effect in baking. Thanks!

    • purelytwins says:

      Marisa, so happy to hear that you love our plantain bread as much as we do!!
      We have not tried plantain flour yet.

  24. Katie says:

    What temperature is best to cook the bread at? :)

  25. janine says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I baked the mixture for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. It’s fluffy and sweet. Yum!

  26. Iva says:

    In my town doesn’t have plantain. Can I replace plantain with banana or something else?? :)

  27. Mark says:

    What a great idea! I would never have thought to make bread using plantains. I can not wait to give this a try. Thanks.
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  28. Jessica says:

    I made this plantain bread and really loved it but my kids were harder to please. Do you know what I could do to make it less dense and more fluffy? Maybe using egg whites? Thanks so much!! Love your site.

  29. Kelly Little says:

    This was so easy & delish! I also added a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil in the batter…it came out great! Thx for posting the plaintain bread recipe!!

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  32. Juliana says:

    I LOOOOOOVED it! So easy to make, and so delicious! I felt like the cookie monster! Plantain Bread monster! hahahahah brilliant. A silly question: this is also very diet friendly, since it´s only the plantain and the eggs, right? no fat or extra sugar added. This is like an extra bonus!
    Thanks a million and greetings from Argentina.

  33. […] glad I tried it! I was surprised at how quick, easy and tasty it was. I found the recipe from the purelytwins website. I’ve only ever had fried plantains so this was new to me.Plantains are part of the banana […]

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