Paleo bread/muffins seems to be a common recipe in Paleo cookbooks, made from nut flour. The flour used seems to be primarily Almond flour, which is high in Omega-6 fatty acids. Are these really better than just using a gluten free flour?
There are definitely issues with the nut flours--including the high Omega-6 content. However, I think they are the flour of choice for paleo because they are still a whole food--not so much with the low-carb flours. And, although nuts have phytates and high Omega-6s, having a nut flour cake once a year on your birthday is not going to cause you any problems.
I understand why the recipes appear in paleo cookbooks, since there are occasions where you might want to have a treat and there is nothing wrong with doing that once in a while. However, I worry that too many people will miss the point and make these foods a regular part of their diet. There seem to be more and more recipes popping up on the popular paleo blogs for replicas of SAD food. The same thing happened in the vegetarian community and now there are lots of junk food vegetarians (did you know Oreos are vegan?). I'd hate to see the same thing happen in the paleo community.
Again, I'm not saying there is anything inherently wrong with these recipes--as an occasional birthday or holiday treat--but I think they are problematic when they are a regular part of the diet.
I like the Whole 30 approach on this one: if your food starts with "paelo-", it's not food. Eat real food, not fake substitutes for your bad neolithic foods. You don't need paleo bread, just have a good hunk of meat cooked in lots of fat and add some veggies. Real Food.
They have different issues.
The nut flour is high in omega 6 like you said which is inflammatory and unstable.
The gluten free flour has gums which create endotoxin in the gut which can lead to all types of health problems.
If you can make a baked recipe with rice flour and no gums that would be your best option.
I'm not big on nut flours and don't use gluten-free mixes or flours because I can't tolerate most of them. I really prefer coconut flour or at least coconut flour mixed in with nut flours. Lots of good recipes here I will make the drop or cheese biscuits when I need a bread fix and it does the trick.
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