The Life Changing Loaf of “Bread”

The Life Changing Loaf of "Bread"

My daughter put me on to this loaf many years ago – it’s a nutritionist’s dream as it is packed with all things good. Fibre plus, nuts, seeds, chia, turmeric, and raw honey (or use sweetner of choice).

There are a few variations on the bread, but the one I make is based on My New Root’s recipe. I have made a couple of alterations over the years and have reproduced it below.

Similar recipes include Overnight Oats, Bondi Overnight Oats, and Sweet Quinoa and Oats Congee.

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The Life Changing Loaf of "Bread"

The Life Changing Loaf of “Bread”

ingredients
1 cup sunflower seeds
0.5 cups flax seeds
0.5 cups hazelnuts or almonds
1.5 cups  rolled oats
2 Tblspn chia seeds
3 Tblspn psyllium powder
2 Tblspn fine grated coconut
1 tspn turmeric powder
0.25 tspn of black pepper
0.5 tspn sea salt
1 Tblspn raw honey
3 Tblspn melted ghee
1 tspn flax seed oil
1.5 cups warm water

method
In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients, and mix well.

Whisk maple syrup, ghee, flax oil and warm 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.

Place the mixture in a lined loaf pan or a silicone loaf pan.  Smooth out the top with the back of a spoon. Let sit out on the counter for at least 2 hours, all day or overnight. To ensure the dough is ready, check that it retains its shape even when you pull the sides of the loaf pan away from it it.

Preheat the oven to 175°C.

Place the loaf pan in the oven on the middle rack, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan, place it upside down directly on the oven rack and bake for another 30-40 minutes.

The bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool completely before slicing or it will fall apart.

Store the bread in a tightly sealed container for up to five days. It also freezes well – slice it before freezing is a good way to make quick and easy toast in the mornings.

recipe notes and additions
You can add small amounts of other ingredients – dried fruits, cranberries, goji berries, sesame seeds, cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, and coriander powder. Each one works well if you keep the overall balance of the key ingredients.

Read the comments at the original source for variations that people have tried, including making it with quinoa flakes rather than oats.

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