The best grain-free bread recipe. Gluten=free. Paleo.

by purelytwins

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.

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.

Paleo plantain bread recipe. Made from just a few ingredients.


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.

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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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We are so grateful to touch so many of your lives! We love being able to help motivate and inspire others to try something new and reach their goals! We love you all! Thank you for the continued love and support!!! HUGS

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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michelle May 29, 2013 - 12:42 pm

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 May 29, 2013 - 3:25 pm

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

Kaymer March 25, 2014 - 10:19 pm

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!

Christa @ Edible Balance May 29, 2013 - 12:45 pm

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!

purelytwins May 29, 2013 - 3:25 pm

we hope your body likes bananas and plantains!! xoxo

Candice May 29, 2013 - 1:29 pm

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

purelytwins May 29, 2013 - 3:25 pm

we love seeing you in action 😉 keep it up!

Danielle Capps May 29, 2013 - 3:29 pm

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?

purelytwins May 29, 2013 - 3:32 pm

we love Tara Stiles Dvd’s and Travis Eliot yoga for a good 30 minute session!

chris May 29, 2013 - 4:18 pm

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

Brittany @ Delights and Delectables May 29, 2013 - 8:36 pm

Delicious!! I love making random muffins or pancakes for a snack!

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish May 29, 2013 - 9:43 pm

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!


purelytwins May 29, 2013 - 9:57 pm

oh wow Sara that sounds yummy!!

Sasha May 30, 2013 - 8:51 am

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

purelytwins May 30, 2013 - 10:36 am

baked at 375 degrees.

Meagan September 15, 2013 - 12:37 am

You may want to change this in the recipe!

kahu May 30, 2013 - 11:51 pm

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 May 31, 2013 - 9:12 am

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.

Beth May 31, 2013 - 3:47 pm

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

Shel June 3, 2013 - 2:17 am

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 June 3, 2013 - 8:13 am

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.

Beth July 1, 2013 - 12:59 am

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 July 1, 2013 - 8:17 am

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.

Alma July 3, 2013 - 6:03 pm

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 🙂

purelytwins July 3, 2013 - 7:06 pm

so happy to hear it 🙂 HUGS

Caghrey July 4, 2013 - 3:49 am

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

purelytwins July 4, 2013 - 8:30 am

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

Pirjo July 4, 2013 - 11:30 am

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 🙂

purelytwins July 4, 2013 - 1:10 pm

yes just blend it raw with eggs and then cook 😉 thanks

Juanita July 17, 2013 - 2:51 am

:)) 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!!

purelytwins July 17, 2013 - 9:47 am

awesome!!! so happy to hear it 🙂

Christina July 26, 2013 - 1:11 pm

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!

purelytwins July 26, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Christina glad you liked the recipe!

Helene July 31, 2013 - 3:04 pm

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

Helene July 31, 2013 - 3:06 pm

oups i meant to comment on today’s post ahaha

jasmine hanly August 2, 2013 - 9:56 pm

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 🙂

purelytwins August 2, 2013 - 10:11 pm

Jasmine yes plantains have no banana flavor 😉

J'Marinde Shephard August 22, 2013 - 3:41 am

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 August 22, 2013 - 10:31 am

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.

J'Marinde Shephard August 22, 2013 - 3:43 pm

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 .

purelytwins August 22, 2013 - 6:57 pm

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.

Lauren Y. August 23, 2013 - 4:55 pm

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!!!

Yedah @ Delissin August 27, 2013 - 12:48 pm

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 😉


purelytwins August 27, 2013 - 2:48 pm

Yedah we do more green yellow plantains so more starchy than sweet.

Yedah @ Delissin August 28, 2013 - 12:34 pm

Thanks girls!

I will try that next time and also will comment it to my readers. They really liked your recipe!

Marisa August 27, 2013 - 9:00 pm

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 August 28, 2013 - 10:43 am

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

Katie September 10, 2013 - 10:50 am

What temperature is best to cook the bread at? 🙂

purelytwins September 10, 2013 - 11:27 am

Katie 350 is fine.

janine September 26, 2013 - 7:20 pm

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

purelytwins September 26, 2013 - 8:15 pm

Janine so happy you enjoyed the bread 🙂 yay!!! xoxo

Iva October 1, 2013 - 4:53 am

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

purelytwins October 1, 2013 - 8:42 am
Mark January 6, 2014 - 10:08 pm

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

purelytwins January 6, 2014 - 10:15 pm

Mark let us know how you like it!!

Jessica January 19, 2014 - 8:45 pm

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.

purelytwins January 20, 2014 - 7:40 am

you can try using just egg whites to see how it does.

Kelly Little May 6, 2014 - 2:56 pm

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!!

purelytwins May 6, 2014 - 8:03 pm

so happy to hear it Kelly!! enjoy 🙂

Juliana October 11, 2014 - 8:24 pm

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.

purelytwins October 12, 2014 - 10:11 am

so glad you enjoy the recipe 😉

Nancy May 13, 2015 - 4:25 pm

I was skeptical, but now I’m a believer! This plantain bread is awesome! Thank you!

purelytwins May 13, 2015 - 6:43 pm

🙂 yay!!

Kim June 23, 2015 - 8:41 am

Have you posted an egg free recipe for AIP?

Allison July 22, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Any suggestions for replacing the eggs ?

purelytwins July 22, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Check out this post of ours where we share some egg-free options

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