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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Delicious, healthy, vegan, gluten free bread

Self-care is still quite a priority for me.

I have to watch it, because I am such an all-or-nothing person. Which is pretty good when I am in healthy
living mode, but can deteriorate and turn into all things sweet, fatty, salty and alcoholic very quickly.

After living with this pattern for many years, I finally had a little 'aha' moment. How about finding food that tastes
like it is bad for you (that delicious, yummy, want-lots-more taste!), but at the same time actually supports and
nourishes your body.

One favorite such recipe is still the healthy sweets.
I also discovered a brilliant, quick, raw chocolate mousse (recipe coming soon).

And now I have found a bread that is really, really good for you :-). AND it tastes divine!

And as an added bonus, it is very easy to make.

Here is what you need (recipe from My New Roots):

145 g (1.5 cups) rolled oats
135 g (1 cup) sunflower seeds
90 g (0.5 cups) flax seeds
65 g  (0.5 cups) whole hazelnuts or almonds
4 Tbsp psyllium seed husks (if you are using psyllium husk powder, use only 3 tbsp)
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp sea salt
350 ml (1.5. cups) of water
3 Tbsp melted coconut oil or ghee
1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey, or a pinch of stevia

If you have, use a silicon loaf pan. I didn't have one and the bread turned out just fine using my glass pie dish.
Mix all the dry ingredients together in your pan.
Then put your water into a measuring cup, add the oil and syrup, and whisk.
Add the wet mix to the dry mix and mix very well, until everything is soaked. Smooth the top.
Let stand for at least two hours (or over night). This gives time for the seeds to soak.

Preheat the oven to 175 ° C (350 ° F)
Place the pan on the middle rack and bake for 20 minutes. Then take the bread out of your pan, and put it
upside-down directly onto your rack. Bake for a further 50 minutes (the original recipe says 30 to 40 minutes,
but mine wasn't ready yet). Your bread is done when it sounds hollow when you tap it.

Let cool completely before slicing and enjoy!

I ate mine with some self-made hummus. Just put a can of chickpeas into your blender, add lemon juice, salt (and
1 glove of crushed garlic if you like that) 2 Tbsp tahini and a bit of olive oil, and blend until smooth.

Enjoy a wonderful day of caring well for yourself!

Lots of love,


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  1. I'm definitely gonna try this one. It looks delicious and the pictures are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

    1. mine is gone already, will have to make another one. it is quick and easy and very yummy :-) xxxx

  2. Yum, I am hungry after yoga this morning, maybe I'll come over for some gad-good brunch :-)


    1. oh no, only read that now. bread is gone already (my brother is here :-) ). but will make another one and then you come!

  3. Looks so delicious! My kids just can't eat oats, I might try this using rolled rice instead.

  4. Wow, looks so yummy! Enjoy! And take care of yourself, my dear. Sending you love and comfort and a big hug! xxx

    1. dankeschöne liebe imke :-). biiiiiiiig hug back xxxx

  5. Oh wow..this looks really good and you know I'm not as health concious as I should be! Do you think you could toast this bread in a toaster?

  6. Es sieht sehr gehaltvoll aus und mit Humus ausgesprochen lecker. Bin auch schon sehr auf das Schokomouse-Rezept gespannt.
    Gruß von Sabine

    1. Vielen Dank für's dran erinnern, hatte ich total vergessen :-). Werde es bald posten. Inzwischen habe ich schon das dritte Brot gebacken (und gegessen). Alles Liebe Dir, hoffe, dass es der Frühling bald schafft bei Euch

  7. ah healthy and delish too I am sure. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  8. That looks so good!

    I've just posted a recipe using hazelnuts at my Say G'day Party but it's not as healthy as your recipe! Please stop by and say g'day if you have a moment!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    1. Thanks Natasha, on my way over to you now :-)

  9. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you this Sunday at:

  10. wow, delicious, where do I buy all this healthy ingredients? Have a lovely we weekend.

    1. The psyllium husks at the International pharmacy, the rest at Superspar :-)

  11. This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

  12. I think I'm going to give this one a try! Thank you for linking up at Fluster's Creative Muster. Hope to see you next week!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  13. What an amazing bread; a great way to start the day! This is our Spotlight of the Week...thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  14. I am with you on trying to find the healthy sweets. I have recently starting milling my own flour and using sucanat for cooking. so far, its been a hit with the whole family. Thanks for sharing, Jutta!

    1. Thanks Jocie, I am sure your family will like the bread too!

  15. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!


  16. I made it! While it fell apart a bit when I was trying to turn it over in the over, it still is wonderful. I shall try again turning it more carefully this time.

  17. It looks delish! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  18. This bread looks DELISH!!! Thank you for sharing them with us in our Crafty Showcase. We love seeing what you link up each week!

    New linky:

    Have a super week! Susie @Bowdabra and SusieQTpies Cafe

  19. Great recipe for us SF/GF families! Thanks for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Hope to see you again tomorrow!

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