Gluten-Free Bread Recipe

Sometimes you need a bread that is so dense, so hearty, so jam-packed full of seeds and grains (and devoid of air) that it will sustain you on your mightiest of adventures. That’s what this bread is for. But that’s not all it is for . . . it’s also gluten-free! That will either entice you or turn you off, but either way I really hope that you give it a shot because it is incredible, and it is suuuper healthy.

Total Time

1-2 hours

Servings

Makes 1 loaf


Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 3/4 cup almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1/3 cup psyllium seed husk
  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp sea salt, fine grind
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups water


Directions

  1. Gather your ingredients and tools.
  2. Toast the seeds. Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C. Spread the sunflower and pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet and toast until they start to brown, about 15 minutes, stirring halfway between baking.
  3. Measure ingredients. Dump the rolled oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, flax seeds, psyllium seed husk, chia seeds and sea salt into a big bowl.
  4. Then pour in all the wet stuff [maple syrup, olive oil and water]
  5. Mix it all up, scoop into pan. Oil your loaf pan, and then mush up your “dough” real good with your strong hands or a big spoon. Take pride in your mush-job, this is all of the handling you’re going to do with this “dough.” Once it’s mixed real good, scoop it into your oiled pan and smooth out the top so it looks nice. Then stick that guy in the fridge and leave it alone for at least a few hours, up to a whole day.
  6. Bake it. Put a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 400°F/200°C. Bake for about an hour or so, then take it out and gently remove the loaf from the pan. Let it cool on a cooling rack for at least 2 hours .
  7. Toast and eat. This bread is definitely best sliced nice and thin (around ½ inch/12 mm) and then toasted up and spread with whatever your heart desires.