This seed loaf packs a real punch and is just that, a seed loaf. No eggs, wheat/gluten, dairy or other funnies hiding in this healthy home- made bread option. It’s full of fibre, calcium, protein, antioxidants, and omegas to name a few.
Best part is, not only is it healthy, but also so incredibly simple to make, theres no prooving or kneading of a dough involved. Its quick, simple, delicious and nutritious.
Its a great healthy alternative for your morning slice of toast. If you’re a nut butter fan like me, then toast yourself a slice and cover it with the tasty goodness of a nut butter. It can be stored in a sealed container for up to 6 days and freezes well too. My favourite is to toast it for a bit of crunch and texture.
Get creative with what you throw in, cranberries, raisins, different nuts, whatever your belly desires.
Makes 1 Loaf
1cup sunflower seeds
½ cup flax seeds
½ cup hazelnuts or almonds
1 ½ cups rolled oats (gluten free oats if you want a gluten free loaf of bread)
3 Tbsp. psyllium husk powder
1 tsp. fine grain sea salt
1 Tbsp. honey (for sugar free diets, use a pinch of stevia)
3 Tbsp. melted coconut oil
1 ½ cups of water
Preheat the oven to 175C
In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients, stirring well.
Whisk honey, coconut oil and water together in a measuring cup, add this to the dry ingredients. Mix in very well until everything is completely soaked and the dough becomes nice and thick.
Quickly move it into a flexible, silicon loaf pan and press it down, smoothing over the top with the back of your spoon. Leave it to sit for 10-15 minutes or until the bread holds its shape in the pan. ( you should be able to pull away the sides of the loaf pan and the bread should keep its shape)
Place in the oven on the middle rack and bake for about 20 minutes.
Remove the bread from the loaf pan and place it upside down onto the rack and bake for a further 30 minutes.
Turn out the bread from the loaf pan and allow it to cool before slicing yourself a piece.
Note: as tasty as it may be, refrrain from eating too many slices in one go, the fiber content could be a little overwhelming.