Grain-free paleo bread is a type of gluten-free and grain-free bread that is consumed by people with gluten allergies or people who adhere to Paleolithic or grain-free diets. The Paleolithic diet is a food plan based on the consumption of lean meats, seafood, fruits, vegetables and nuts, whereas the grain-free diet eliminates all grains, including seeds and grasses such as wild rice, quinoa and buckwheat. Several chefs have created paleo bread recipes since the diet's emergence around 2005.
Chefs and bakers who make grain-free bread often substitute other ingredients for wheat and grain, including cashews, coconut flour and almonds. Many recipes strive to recreate classic bread types such as Irish soda bread, rye bread, banana bread or pumpkin bread without the use of any grain-based ingredients.
People with gluten allergies or wheat allergies often develop their allergies or autoimmune deficiencies later in life, so the demand for replacement wheat products is extremely high. Grain-free bread is a necessity for these allergy sufferers, but for many adherents to the Paleolithic diet, a grain-free life is a choice. The Paleolithic diet takes its name from the period of human existence prior to the advent of farming and agriculture, and is based on the consumption of foods that humans from this period might have eaten.