One of the first rules of eating healthy, whole foods is to cut out refined and processed foods from our everyday lives as much as possible. This also means that my much beloved bread has to disappear of the breakfast, lunch and dinner table. As many northern-Europeans, I grew up eating bread at most meals and it definitely takes a little rethinking to change that routine.
As I was in the midst of getting my body used to not craving gluten at every meal, I discovered a post from Sarah Britton on her fabulous blog http://www.mynewroots.org/ that claimed the “Life Changing Loaf of Bread”. And I immediately ran to the store to acquire all the necessary ingredients.
While for me I would not go as far as to say it has changed my life, this loaf definitely is a game changer. I love it´s nutty richness, it´s fibrous denseness and the beautiful smell as it is baking in the oven. I love eating this with a salad or with a little home-made jam or pesto as a mid afternoon snack. Yum!
THE GAME CHANGING NUT, SEED AND OAT BREAD
Adapted from http://www.mynewroots.org/
Makes one loaf
140 grams oats
80 grams sunflower seeds
70 grams linseeds
70 grams almonds
60 grams cashews
2 tablespoons chia seeds
4 tablespoons psyllium husks
sprinkle of salt
4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
350 ml water
1. Add the oats, sunflower seeds, linseeds, almonds and cashews to a flexible (silicon) loaf pan and mix well.
2. Stir in the salt, chia seeds and psyllium husks.
3. Add the 350 ml of water and mix very well, to ensure the mixture is completely coated.
4. Add the melted coconut oil evenly over the loaf pan and stir once more.
5. Leave this mixture in the loaf pan to stand overnight at room temperature.
6. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
7. Place the loaf pan in the middle of the oven for 25 minutes. Then tip the loaf out of the pan and bake it upside down for another 30 minutes.
8. Take it out of the oven and let it cool completely.
9. Dig in and enjoy.