Seed and nut bread with dates

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 loaf

No kneading needed! No yeast required! For this bread, all you need is big bowl and a variety of grains and nuts! This highly nutritious bread also freezes easily, so you can always have a fresh slice on hand - just slice it and keep it in a freezer bag.

What's psyllium and why do we need it for this recipe? Psyllium is the seed of the plant that bears the Latin name Plantago ovata, also known as ispaghula. Psyllium is absolutely full of fibre. In fact, it's so bursting with fibre that it has an extremely high capacity for absorption (almost 10 times it's volume). Nutritionally, psyllium is widely lauded for it's cholesterol-fighting properties, as well it's ability to regulate blood sugar. It also has an excellent affect on intestinal health, helping to ensure regularity and eliminate impurities from the body. Psyllium is affordable and you can easily buy large quantities of it at health stores or online. It really can't be substituted by anything else in this recipe, since it binds the ingredients together thanks to it's high mucilage content - these colorless gelling agents expand and create a viscous liquid on contact with water.

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How it's made

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a large bowl, including water. Mix well with a spatula.
  2. Let sit for an hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  4. Grease a rectangular baking pan or line it with parchment paper. Transfer the bread dough to the pan and bake for 50 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely before removing from pan and slicing.

Note: If the bread is still a bit moist in the centre when you slice it, that's normal. Let it cool and dry completely before serving.

Emilie Gaillet
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Emilie Gaillet

Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.

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