Paleo Cassava Flour Crusty Bread Recipe (2024)

Posted by Zora Tabin ·

We tested Otto's Cassava Flour's Paleo, gluten-free bread recipe to make wild avocado toast, and it's amazing!

Listen, if you are a paleo or gluten-free person out there, you know that the bread struggle is real. If you’re anything like me, you spend way too long lingering outside of bakeries staring at crusty bread wondering if you will ever get to enjoy that texture and flavor again.

There are so many gluten free flours out there that require xanthan gum (which is crazy expensive) for everything and aren’t grain free. Cassava flour, on the other hand, is a true multi-tasker. It is compliant for people with wheat and gluten allergies as well as people that follow the Paleo diet and the autoimmune protocol (AIP) diet, and it can be a 1:1 replacement for flour in many recipes.

Otto’s specializes specifically in cassava flour. It is made from 100% yucca root, and therefore is sugar-free, grain free, and is high in fiber. Check out those squeaky clean nutrition facts.

Nutrition Facts

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Otto’s Gluten-Free Crunchy French Bread Recipe

Many paleo bread recipes that I have tried have been a huge letdown, as they either didn’t rise and end up being incredibly dense, or they are spongy in the worst way. Not this time. This bread has a crusty exterior, a fluffy interior and even had some rise to it! In a world of disappointing gluten-free paleo recipes, Otto’s has made a GREAT recipe!

Don’t believe me? See photos below. That crust can’t lie.

Recipe Notes

I made some minor tweaks based on what I had available in my kitchen:

  • I used ghee instead of butter. While it is not dairy free, it is lactose-free and that is less risky for the sensitive gut. You could likely use coconut oil if you are looking for a completely safe option.
  • I substitute honey for maple syrup. It’s a flavor preference, and honey contains beneficial amino acids so it’s great to have around any kitchen.
  • If you have an egg allergy, the absolute best solution I have found is the flax egg trick.
  • When I think crusty bread, I think of a big round loaf. Therefore, I doubled the recipe and baked the bread in a round cast iron skillet instead of a traditional bread pan.

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  • Since the baking time was obviously going to be longer than their recipe, after 50 minutes in the oven I would remove the bread every few minutes and tap the bottom. Once the bread has a hard crust and makes a hollow sound, you know it’s ready (thank you great British bake-off). They recommend taking it immediately out of the pan and using a cooling rack to keep the crust nice and firm. Take that seriously, it’s important for the final result!

While this recipe is not AIP (autoimmune protocol) compliant, Otto’s has tons of beautiful AIP recipes. Hello, they have waffles!

Wild Avocado Toast

When you have a picturesque grain free loaf of bread in front of you, what do you do? Make fancy toast of course. These two savory and two sweet toast ideas will make you the bell of any brunch party.
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Southwest Chili Avocado Toast

This avocado toast is for people that don't mind a little kick to start their day!

  1. Slice your bread into 1” thick sections.
  2. Spread a thin layer of ghee over a slick of bread, and place it in a medium-hot skillet until toasted and golden brown on each side.
  3. Slice half of an avocado thinly, and spread across the toasted bread. Salt and pepper to taste (nobody likes an unseasoned avocado).
  4. Add thinly sliced raw red onions and thinly sliced peppers (spicy or miniature bell) to the top.
  5. Cut a Wild Zora Chili Beef Bar into cubes and sprinkle them over the top. If you’re looking for extra fat, drizzle some olive oil over everything.

Breakfast Taco Avocado Toast

If you think eggs and avocado are a match made in heaven (which they are) this is for you:

  1. Slice your bread into 1” thick sections.
  2. Spread a thin layer of ghee over a slick of bread, and place it in a medium-hot skillet until toasted and golden brown on each side.
  3. Slice half of an avocado thinly, and spread across the toasted bread. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cut a medium boiled egg into slices and add over the avocado. We used eggs that we got from Peckish and they truly are perfectly boiled. Plus, we added some of their ranchero crunchies, and I absolutely loved the extra texture they added.
  5. Cut a Wild Zora Taco Pork Bar into cubes and throw those babies on top.
  6. Add cilantro and lime juice for bright, herbaceous notes (been watching a lot of Chopped).

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Honey Strawberry Chia Toast

When the office was testing out all of these toast options, they especially loved this recipe:

  1. Slice your bread into 1” thick sections.
  2. Spread a thin layer of ghee over a slick of bread, and place it in a medium-hot skillet until toasted and golden brown on each side.
  3. Feel free to add a little bit more ghee at this point so that they strawberries have something to stick to. Plus, it makes this sweet toast a little bit more savory.
  4. Slick 4 strawberries into slices and place them on your toast in whichever way you like.
  5. Drizzle a tablespoon of honey over the strawberries and sprinkle chia seeds over it immediately.
  6. Get eating, this bread is amazing and is best eaten when warm!

Almond Butter Banana Toast

  1. Slice your bread into 1” thick sections.
  2. Spread a thin layer of ghee over a slick of bread, and place it in a medium-hot skillet until toasted and golden brown on each side.
  3. Cut a banana into thin slices and get as many on there as possible.
  4. If you don’t have a nut allergy, add a few pecans for a nice crunch.
  5. Drizzle the almond butter over the top. I used a Justin’s individual packet, which I seem to have lying around everywhere. They’re so convenient!
  6. I threw a little bit of sea salt on top, but that is completely optional. It really brings out the sweetness of the bananas (yes, that sounds crazy but it’s true).

Other Things This Bread Would Be Perfect For

This bread has inspired so many new recipe ideas that I can’t wait to try. What would you use it for?


The things I’m considering are:

  • French Toast
  • Bruschetta
  • Dipping in Soup (or as a topper in french onion soup, right?!)
  • Garlic Bread

If you decide to make this bread for a recipe, be sure to tag @wildzorafoods and @ottos_cassava_flour on Instagram! You are all so creative, it would be so fun to see what creations you come up with!

Love,

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Zora Tabin (Founder, Mom & Healthy Snack Enthusiast)

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