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Plantain Bread with Ham-Cheese and Eggs (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)

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 Plantain Bread with Ham-Cheese and Eggs (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)

Hey folks, nice to see you again! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I went to my country to see my mom and the rest of the family, I am recharged now, with more good vibes than before, I love my first country, but I need to say that it´s a complete disaster, the streets and houses are broken, the food is expensive and does not appear when you search for it, my country could be a golden cup for all of us, but it´s not.  If I tell you that I never left my house in 15 days, would you believe me? I was born there and I know almost everyone who has been there, so they come to my house to visit us, also my mom is in the wheelchair and I need to stay with her all the time, she turned 90 years old, I miss her every day of my life, she is a strong woman with a big heart, and I will be thankful to have her supports me, so here I am again with you, trying to do new dishes, no more talk, and let´s go straight to the point.

I created this kind of bread, playing with 2 different flours and ripe plantains. It is a rich, soft, dense, and somewhat sweet bread that floods the house with the smell when it comes out of the oven.

I was afraid to do it and to lose everything I had added, I was with my fingers crossed, but fortunately, it turned out well ๐Ÿ˜… and my family liked it a lot, I hope that you also enjoy it. Needless to say, you can ask me anything about my recipes and possible changes, I will always try to be as explicit and helpful as possible.

It is gluten-free, paleo, nut-free, gut-friendly, and free of additives, which helps stay healthy, and provides a mix of proteins, good fats, healthy carbs, resistant starch, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, with all benefits of tapioca and plantain flours, plus the ripe plantains and turmeric also is a good alternative for wheat loaves of bread.

This bread is special for breakfast or brunch because it keeps us full and with energy for more time, but without forgetting to mention, that it can be a great substitute for lunch or dinner, accompanied with a vegetable salad, or anything light that it can be combined.

Would you come with me to see how easy is to make it?

A yummy slice of the Plantain Bread with Ham-Cheese and Eggs (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free).jpg


Plantain Bread with Ham-Cheese and Eggs (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free).jpg

Preparation Time: 15 min
Baking Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1:15 h
The recipe makes 6 thick slices

  1. 2 ripe plantains                         
  2. 1/2 cup of plantain flour
  3. 1/2 cup tapioca or arrowroot flour 
  4. 6 raw pasture-raised eggs (3 medium sizes for the dough, 3 to bake with the bread)
  5. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 tsp apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice
  8. 1 medium onion finely sliced (optional)
  9. 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  10. 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (optional)
  11. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 
  12. 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil, ghee, or avocado oil
  13. 10 oz uncured ham, grass-fed
  14. 10 oz pasture cheese, or vegan cheese
  15.  fresh chopped parsley or dry, salt and pepper to the last 3 eggs (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Grease a 9"x5" bread pan, set aside.

Peel and cut the ripe plantains into slices.

Preparation of Plantain Bread with Ham-Cheese and Eggs (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free).jpgPut a pan over medium heat with the coconut oil, wait until it is hot, but do not let it burn, and fry the plantain slices until they are soft and begin to brown. 
Transfer them on a plate, and mash them with a fork, set aside.

In the same oil, put the onion slices, lower the temperature until they start to caramelize, reserve. This step is optional, but it's worth it.

In a bowl, mix the tapioca and plantain flours with salt, baking powder, black pepper, turmeric, and garlic powder.

Into another bowl beat 3 eggs, then the teaspoon of vinegar, stir well until foamy, then stir with the mashed plantains.

Pour this mix over the flours and stir well until everything is well incorporated. It should be a thick dough.

Divide the dough in half.

Into a pan, put the first half of the dough and distribute it.

Place the slices of ham and cheese on top.

On them the slices of caramelized onions.

Next, on it, the other part of the dough, distribute evenly.

Bake between 55 minutes to 1 hour, depends on your oven. If you see that it is very brown, put a tent of aluminum foil or parchment paper over it and open small holes with a knife, or toothpick, to let the heat goes out.

 If you feel like impressing your family, remove it from the oven when it's done, crack 3 eggs, place them carefully, sprinkle salt and pepper. Bake until the desired cooking point, then spread some fresh or dried chopped parsley leaves.


Notes: This bread can be made:

- As a simple bread without any meat.
- Mashing raw sweet plantains and add 1/3 cup of coconut oil, instead of frying them.
- With any cooked ground meat, shrimps or fish.
- Like a sweet bread, add between 1/4-1/2 cup of honey, coconut sugar, molasses, or 1/2-1 teaspoon of stevia, (depends on how sweet you want it) 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. 

Nutrition Facts of Plantain Bread with Ham-Cheese and Eggs (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free).jpg

Will you make it? what it´s your best bread recipe?

Here others recipes of bread you might want to see:


TARO ROOT-PLANTAIN BREAD (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Sugar-Free) 

SPICED PUMPKIN SEEDS FLOUR BREAD (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free) 


Remember that "Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one". Astrid Alauda.
If you like it, you can share it with your friends. It will be kindly appreciated by me. Thank you! ๐Ÿ’—


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