Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Healthy Gluten Free Seed Loaf



While I was searching online for recipes to make a seeded type flourless gluten free bread this one appeared and the title definitely caught my eye! The blogger Sarah from My New Roots labelled it The Life- Changing Loaf, so intrigued by this discovery I read on....loved the mix of ingredients and decided to try it out for myself:)

Now I was under no illusions as to what mine would turn out like as I never really made bread in tins - scones or round fruit bread would have been my usual go to recipes! Anyhow I bought all the ingredients and gave it a bash! 
Well I nearly did a happy dance around the kitchen when it emerged from the tin looking similar to the photo online! The husband didn't share my enthusiasm and decided to stick with his own toasted white bread that morning! Well I love it and my son who is also wheat/gluten intolerant loved it so I thought I'd share the recipe for others to try!

Ingredients:

1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup almond/hazelnuts optional...I had to leave out as son is intolerant to nuts.
11/2 cups rolled oats (gluten free)
2 tbsps chia seeds
4 tbsps psyllium seed husks or 3 if using the powder variety(this is the necessary ingredient to bind the mix together instead of flour and egg) I got it in a local health shop
1 tsp maple syrup
3tbsps coconut oil
11/2 cups water

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl! Whisk the maple syrup, oil and water in a jug and add to dry ingredients! I put mine into a 2lb greased loaf tin or you can use a silicone one which would probably be even better! 
Smooth the back of dough and let it sit for 2 hrs to settle -then place in a heated 175oC oven and bake for 20 mins! Remove and turn out of the tin, place upside down on oven rack and bake again for another 20-30 mins. It is cooked when it sounds hollow on tapping the loaf.

Remove and leave to cool before slicing!




I love mine toasted or spread with pate and tomatoes for lunch! Egg and avocado is another great topping and my son brings it to work to eat with his soup! I am sure everyone has their own favourite toppings to try!


Hope you all enjoyed this recipe and if anyone gives it a go, I would love to know and get some feedback!

Take Care:)
Anne xx