Life Changing Loaf
This is an idea which has been featuring a lot on social media lately so I thought I’d give it a crack!
I’ve got to say, it’s amazing! Wheat free, packed with fibre and healthy fats…perfect for the lunch box too.
This is my adapted version of the original recipe from ‘my new roots‘ website. Good on you Sarah who developed this recipe, it’s awesome 🙂
1 cup / 135g sunflower seeds
½ cup / 90g flax seeds
½ cup / 65g hazelnuts or almonds
1 ½ cups / 145g rolled oats
2 Tbsp chia seeds
4 Tbsp psyllium seed husks (3 Tbsp. if using psyllium husk powder)
1 tsp fine grain sea salt (add ½ tsp. if using coarse salt)
1 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ cups / 350ml water
How to make:
1) In a flexible, silicone loaf pan combine all dry ingredients, stirring well. Whisk maple syrup, oil and water together in a measuring cup. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix very well until everything is completely soaked and dough becomes very thick (if the dough is too thick to stir, add one or two teaspoons of water until the dough is manageable). Smooth out the top with the back of a spoon. Let sit out on the counter for at least 2 hours, or all day or overnight. To ensure the dough is ready, it should retain its shape even when you pull the sides of the loaf pan away from it it.
2) Preheat oven to 350°F / 175°C.
3) Place loaf pan in the oven on the middle rack, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove bread from loaf pan, place it upside down directly on the rack and bake for another 30-40 minutes. The Bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped. Let it cool completely before slicing (difficult, but important).
4) Store bread in a tightly sealed container for up to five days. Freezes well too – slice before freezing for quick and easy toast!