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Life Changing Bread

You have had enough fluffy bread, walnut sourdough, chapati’s, baguette and whole grain healthy staff of life, try this.

An overrated name for a bread but besides that, a very welcome change! When you have had enough fluffy bread, walnut sourdough, chapati’s, baguette and whole grain healthy staff of life, or when you need just that little bit of difference in your daily diet, and you have the luxury of an oven or something alike, try the Life Changing Bread.

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I came to hear about this bread while in Paraguay, staying and working at a farm. Another person working there, who soon after became my husband, told me about the Life Changing Bread. I guess it does make its name come true…

The difference of this bread lies in using whole grains, fibers and nuts and no flour. Even better, there is no yeast in this bread either. It sticks together with coconut oil and water. You do need a few more expensive ingredients for this bread, but then you got the perfect loaf to take along your hikes and bicycle ride.

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It fills well, is delicious and heavy as a brick.

  • 135 gram sunflower seeds and/or pumpkin seeds

  • 90 gram flax-seed

  • 65 gram nuts (such as hazelnuts and walnuts)

  • 145 gram whole oats

  • 2 spoons chia seeds

  • 4 spoons psyllium fibers

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 spoon maple syrup (I take honey and/or date syrup instead)

  • 3 spoons coconut oil

  • 350 ml water

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While mixing all the dry ingredients together, heat the coconut oil, water and maple syrup or honey very slowly on low heat.

Then pour the coconut mixture into the bowl with dry ingredients. Mix well.

Place the dough in any baking mold you have, the inside greased with coconut oil or lined with baking paper.

Have this rest for at least 2 hours, or even overnight.

Heat the oven on 175 degrees, place a rack and leave it in for 20 to 30 minutes (I leave it in for 30 minutes).

Then turn the bread in the baking tin and leave it for another 30 to 40 minutes (I leave it in for 40 minutes).

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I have this recipe from the internet, but I don’t know the source, as I have written the original recipe down in a notebook. I have changed a few things here and there.

Enjoy while preparing and eating this yummy bread. I look forward to your experience when having consumed your own Life Changing Bread : )

By Cindy Servranckx

Years of traveling brought me many different insights, philosophies and places I needed to be. I lived in Pakistan, went over 15 times to India and when I stopped cycling the world, that was after 50.000 kilometer through 45 countries, I met Geo. Together we now explore many facets of life, including those by foot, by truck, by motorbike and by kickbike. Being an artist who's chasing the simple life, I keep embroidering in the abundance nature offers me. The pouches I create are for sale on www.cindyneedleart.wordpress.com

13 replies on “Life Changing Bread”

Good question, I wondered myself about this. I have not tried it, but I did experiment to bake it over a fire (actually a stove in a house kitchen). So I used a round cake form (as on the photo) and baked it on a hob (electric hotplate). It worked. It took much more time though. More energy.

I guess you can do it over a fire too, but then I would rather choose a pot with a lid and place it in hot coals and maintain these hot coals (which is not easy). So: not a fire but glowing red coals.

Please, let me know if you tried and how it went.

Greetings from Spain

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Hi (I don’t want to call you Dingo, and I feel ashamed I can not rememer your name, although you have mentioned it when I asked for it. I think I can not remember your name because it is rather unusual to me),

When you turn the bread, you have to take it out of the form and literally turn it by hands. So the next 40 minutes will be for the bottom indeed. This has to be done a bit careful as the bread is not yet hardened.

Greetings Cindy

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