Stop everything you are doing and make this bread! First, it’s super easy. Second, it’s fool proof. Third, it’s as tasty as it is nutritious. Fourth, it’s vegan! Thank you Deliciously Ella for sharing such a fantastic recipe for anyone who is gluten and yeast sensitive. I eat nuts and seeds like a bird, so I apologize in advance for anyone who is allergic. This recipe is not for you. Also, if you are hardcore Paleo or in your elimination faze, this is also not for you (sorry!). Read on if you’re a little hungry birdie like me.
There is ample variations when it comes to the nut and seed bread loaf, but I have to say that this one is tried and true. It’s perfect for slicing up and keeping in the freezer for everyday toast. It’s actually even better toasted than when it first comes out of the oven. I love the firm texture.
Ever since I’ve started to trust food as one part of my healing process, I’ve learned to listen to my body in its’ innate reactions. Gluten has never been something I could tolerate. The usual symptoms of my intolenrence include bloating, gas, constipation, and abdominal cramping. Unfortunately, the same goes for when I eat too many nuts. And oh how I love nuts! It was truly a sad moment when I realized that snacking on handfuls of nuts could not be my go-to. However, since eliminating the snacking aspect, I’ve been able to incorporate nuts and seeds into cooking or baking, and this has been an awesome transformation.
For someone who is dairy free, almonds are an excellent choice for getting the extra calcium the body needs. They are also jam-packed of Vitamin E, great for the skin, and flavanoids, great for the heart. The sunflower and pumpkin seeds add some manganese, copper, magnesium, and protein, and the chia not only works as a binder, but hits you with some much needed Omega-3s. Although you can use only psyllium husk in the recipe, I like to do a blend of psyllium and flax. Both are super high in fibre and help with keeping your movements regular. Quick tip: Always make sure your flax is ground, since the seeds will just go straight through your system without doing their job! Side note: Psyllium husk may not be Paleo.
I love the flavour of caraway in bread recipes, but you can experiment with whichever flavour combinations you are drawn to. Other great options would be fennel, rosemary, or even lemon zest.
What’s your favourite bread recipe?
Vegan Nut & Seed Caraway Bread
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp psyllium husk
- 1 tbsp ground flax
- 2 tbsp caraway seeds
- 2 cups water
- Salt and pepper
- Coconut oil (for baking pan)