This life changing bread recipe has been floating around pinterest and other blogs. I had not heard of it until my friend emailed me the original blog post from My New Roots. After reading through the recipe, I knew I had to try it.
My friend came over the following week and we made the bread together. We followed the recipe, and the bread was just good. I was not as excited as I thought I would be- so I made it again to see if I could improve or do something different to make it better! ANNNNNDDDDD I love it so much more. What did I do differently?
1. I bought new sunflower seeds. I feel like my sunflower seeds were a little old.
2. I let the bread rest OVERNIGHT. The recipe says to "Let sit out on the counter for at least 2 hours, or all day or overnight" The first time we only let it rest for 2 hours, I think overnight made a difference.
3. I let it cool off completely. The first time I made it I think I was too excited and cut into the bread too fast. I am not a patient person, but with this recipe you have to be.
So what do I think?
The bread is SO easy to make, with SUCH easy clean up! It is very nutty, but I like that about it. The recipe lets you decide what type of nuts you put in to your bread. If you don't like one nut you can substitute it for another. You can choose any kind of sweetener you want. I went with honey. This is bread vegan, gluten free (if you get gluten free oats) healthy, and pretty freakin' awesome. You need only a small slice or two to be satisfied. Have it in the AM with your Tea or coffee. Toast it a little and top it off with some jam? If you do not think you can eat it within 5 days, slice the bread and put it in the freezer.
There was one ingredient in the recipe that I had never heard of before: psyllium seed husks. This is the magic ingredient that helps holds the bread together. Psyllium seed husks contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. They absorb water and expand to 10X's their size.
Would I make this bread again? Yes, yes! You should try it and let me know what you think. Next time I might add some kind of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg) to give it a little kick. Play around with the recipe and report back!! XOXO
If you make it I suggest you take your time. Let the bread sit over night, and rest before you cut.
My first attempt:
My second attempt:
See! Doesn't the second bread look better? More solid? Let me know how it goes! OH and one more thing my camera man said he thinks the bread looks like....he does have a point.