Sunday, April 14, 2013

Paleo Breadsticks

I really love breadsticks and my husband especially loves garlic bread, so we have been on a quest for awhile now to find some kind of Paleo version that is actually good.  Well, I came across this recipe on Pinterest, and I think I may have actually found a winner!  These breadsticks were flavorful and actually tasted like real, non-Paleo ones.  They took a little time to make, and rolling out the dough can be a little tedious, but in the end it was worth it!  Here is what I did:

Paleo Breadsticks
(makes 4)
  • 1 1/2 c almond flour
  • 2 t pizza seasoning, divided
  • 1/2 t garlic powder, divided
  • 1 t sea salt, divided
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 2 T coconut flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.  In a large bowl combine almond flour, 1 1/2 t pizza seasoning, 1/4 t garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and olive oil.  In a small bowl, whisk 2 eggs together.  Add egg mixture to the almond flour mix and stir until combined.  It will become wet and dough-like.  Add 1 T coconut flour and stir to combine.  Allow the mixture to sit for a minute (it will thicken and get drier) and then add the rest of coconut flour and stir to combine.  The batter should be slightly sticky and able to roll into a ball.

Make a ball of dough (about 1/4 the dough) and on a large clean surface (I used a baking mat) roll dough using finger tips to make a long rope about 1/2 inch thick in diameter.  Carefully fold the long rope in half so you have two pieces in equal size.  Carefully pinch the two tops together and start twisting the two pieces of dough together to make a twist.  If the dough starts to crack, do your best to smooth out the cracks.  Repeat this with the rest of the dough (should have 4 total).  Place the breadsticks onto prepared baking sheet and place in preheated oven. Bake for 10 minutes.  Mine looked like this:

In a small bowl whisk 1 egg with 1 teaspoon water.  In another small bowl add 1/2 t pizza seasoning, 1/4 t garlic powder, and 1/2 t sea salt and mix to combine.  Remove the sticks from the oven and carefully turn them over.  The bottoms should be golden.  Then brush the tops of the sticks (which were the bottoms) with the egg wash and then sprinkle with the seasoning mix.  Mine looked like this:

Increase the heat of oven to 375 degrees.  Place the pizza sticks back in the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes.  Remove and allow the sticks to cool slightly before serving.  They will be golden and delicious when they are done:

I served these the other day with my Paleo "Baked Potato" Cauliflower Soup and they were a great addition to that meal. You could also serve them with Homemade Pizza Sauce and make it a fun appetizer or side.  Regardless, you have to try these Paleo breadsticks- they will make your day!!!


  1. These look so good! I'm going to try them when I have more time. Is there anything I can sub for almond flour? Would more coconut flour work, or no? Also, pizza seasoning = Italian seasoning? Thanks!

  2. Could these be used for a Christmas gift that's shipped?