Many breads today are made with harmful ingredients and contain unnecessary added sugars and harmful chemicals. This comforting loaf is vegan, gluten-free and serves a healthy portion of good quality fats, protein and fibre—and pairs perfectly with a warm bowl of stew.
Comfort Loaf – Vegan Recipe
- » 3 cups filtered water
- » 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
- » 1 cup raw almonds
- » 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- » 1/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- » 1/3 cup coconut flour
- » 1/3 cup ground flax seeds
- » 3 Tbsps organic coconut oil, melted
- » 2 Tbsps psyllium husk powder
- » 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- » 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- » 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- » 1 tsp sea salt
In a food processor or high powered blender, place the almonds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and chia seeds and grind them until they have a flour-like consistency. Pour into a large mixing bowl and add the rolled oats, psyllium husk powder and coconut flour. Set aside.
In another mixing bowl, whisk together melted coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, sea salt and water.
Pour the wet ingredients into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. If you find that the mixture is too dry, add a splash of water. Line a bread pan with parchment paper and pour mixture inside.
Bake for 55-60 min at 350° F. Enjoy!
More Recipe Inspiration: This loaf would go great with this hearty sausage stew recipe. Substitute tofu for sausage if you want to keep it vegan.
Nutritional information per serving: Calories 301; Fat 22g; Carbohydrates 18g; Protein 9g
Author: Andrea Saliba is a certified holistic nutritionist, health coach and group fitness instructor in Vancouver, BC. She offers nutrition plans for energy, strength, confidence and understands the power certain foods have on the body. Her approach is to inspire people to make healthier food choices while educating her clients on the importance of the mind and body connection. Andrea does not believe in fad diets, but rather in ways to implement healthy changes into one’s life that encourages balance and lifelong results.www.andreasaliba.ca