You may have seen this recipe floating around the internet already, but if you haven’t, you are welcome!
This bread-like creation relies on psyllium seed husks to bind together all these wonderful nuts and seeds. Psyllium seeds are from a plant native to India, and are hydroscopic, which means they absorb water, expand and become gel-like. You can find them in a natural foods store (sometimes in the vitamins section, just ask) or online. They are extremely inexpensive! And a fantastic source of dietary fiber.
1 c. sunflower seeds
½ c. flax seeds
½ c. almonds
1 ½ c. rolled oats
2 T. chia seeds
4 T. psyllium seed husks (3 T. if using psyllium husk powder)
1 tsp. fine grain sea salt
1 T. maple syrup
3 T. melted coconut oil
1 ½ c. water
In a loaf pan combine all dry ingredients. Whisk maple syrup, oil and water together in a measuring cup, add to the dry ingredients and mix well. Smooth the top, and let the “dough” hang out for a few hours.
Preheat the oven to 350, then bake your bread for 20 minutes. Carefully remove the loaf from the pan, and bake it upside down for another 30-40 minutes. It will sound hollow when it’s done.
Let it cool completely before slicing.
I’d highly recommend reading the full article from the My New Roots website. She has a great blog, and a wonderful post about her discovery of this bread and her experiments with it. This was my first attempt, and I will definitely be trying out different varieties…I’m totally satisfied with this result – delicious plain, with peanut butter for breakfast, or hummus/pesto for lunch.