Best Health Bread Recipe - Hands Down!


Ok Folks - this one is a game changer.  My very good friend forwarded me this recipe recently and to say that I am OBSESSED with it is an understatement!

We have all been told that eating bread is a big no-no (except Oprah ;0)...not anymore!  This bread is delicious and GUILT FREE!  Its moist, dense and chewy.  Super tasty and good for you!

The secret ingredient that holds all the nuts, seeds and oats together is the Psyllium Seed Husks.  Psyllium Seed husks contain both insoluble and soluble fiber.  It helps get things "moving" so to speak as well as reduce cholesterol levels and aid in digestion and weight loss.  Its the Psyllium Seed husks that bind all these amazing ingredients together without the need for flour.  Psyllium is available in health food stores and most pharmacies.  You can get it powdered or in raw husks.  I use the powdered form in this recipe, but either type works fine.  

There is absolutely zero mess when making this super EASY recipe.  All you need is a spoon and a measuring cup.  Thats it!

Most bread uses flour which in most cases has been stripped of much of its nutrients (fiber, bran, healthy fats etc), and is high in carbohydrates and low in protein and healthy fats.  Not this bread!  This bread contains whole grains, nuts and seeds.  Its high in protein and fiber and its vegan and gluten free!  

I eat if for breakfast with my eggs, or a dinner dipped in some olive oil.  I love it toasted w avocado or nut butters!  The possibilities are endless!  

Best Health Bread Recipe - Hands Down!
Makes 1 loaf
1 cup  sunflower seeds
½ cup  flax seeds
½ cup  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 (for sugar-free diets, use a pinch of stevia)
3 Tbsp. melted coconut oil or ghee
1 ½ cups / 350ml water
1. In a flexible, silicon 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. Bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped. Let 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!

I hope you enjoy my new favorite bread as much as I do.  This is a win-win when it comes to bread.  Its delicious and healthy!

Bon Appetit!