new bread

This is an amazing recipe given to me by my lovely mother, who got it from a friend who kindly has said I can share it with you lovely people. So here it is.

As well as being super simple to make, its gluten free, dairy free and super nutritious.

new bread

It is honestly so delicious and nutty, with the added bonus that it really does hold together when many gluten free loaves just crumble. Plus, its perfect for both sweet and savoury toppings.

It is, in fact, life changing. Goodbye processed, carbohydrate rich, nutritionally low bread that can make you feel bloated and tired. There are a couple of ingredients that you probably wont find in the supermarket but that are available online and once you have them you can make loaf after loaf. I’ve included links to these products to make it a little easier for you.

Ingredients: (makes 1 loaf)

1 cup mixed seeds

1.5 cups oats

0.5 cups ground flax seed

0.5 cups roughly chopped nuts (your choice – I like cashew and walnut but all work well) 

2 tablespoons chia seeds 

4 tablespoons psyllium husks

1 handful of goji berries or raisins 

3 tablespoons fat (olive oil, or melted coconut oil or butter) 

1 teaspoon sea salt

1.5 cups water

Line a loaf tin 20 x 9 x 6cm with baking paper making sure there is plenty of paper either side – this can then be used to wrap the loaf when its cooked and help it to come easily out of the tin.

loaf tin

Then simply mix all the ingredients together and squash them down into the loaf tin.

Leave to rest for 2 hours.

Pre heat the oven to 180 C and bake for 35 minutes then pull out of the tin and bake for a further 30 mins on the baking paper until golden and crispy on the surface. Stores well wrapped in the paper.

SO whats so great about it? Well… where do I start. Oats are high in the soluble fibre beta-glucan, which helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, promotes healthy gut bacteria and increases feelings of fullness. Nuts and seeds are rich in protein, vitamin E and minerals as well as healthy fats to boost energy and keep you nourished until your next meal.

The psyllium, chia and flaxseeds provide plenty of fibre to aid digestion and keep things moving in the colon.

Also you can put really yummy toppings on to make a meal like this breakfast with pestamole, grilled mushrooms and roasted tomatoes..

life changing bread for breakfast

or a toasted version with apricot chia jam and coconut yogurt – recipe for that coming soon.

apricot bread

I also had a vision of a rather delicious slice of this toasted with homemade nutella, which I will most definitely have to try too one of these days. Hmm off on a day dream now!