I am a member of a Be Well Club where I found this recipe. I have to say the fact that the ingredients list is made up of primarily .. well… nuts, intrigued me. I just had to try it, and I am glad I did.
I have to say I was not expecting the delicious filling product that I got at the end of this so very easy collection of ingredients. A heavier style bread that will hold a topping if you choose.
To begin with I went to the local bulk food store and purchased just the amounts needed of each ingredient, so the measuring was already done. Something I had never done before when baking or trying a new recipe, but I figured why not give it a go. I went armed with my reusable silicone bags, but most bulk stores have bags available for you.
Once baked and cooled on a rack I had to try it. Made a cup of my favorite tea and sliced fresh avocado with a sprinkle of lemon juice, salt and pepper on top. It was wonderful! The bread takes some chewing, similar to a granola or protein bar, but oh so good. This recipe has been added to my favorites.
I sliced some of the loaf and froze the slices individually wrapped in parchment and stored in a silicone envelope. I have since defrosted a slice and freezing did not alter the taste or consistency.
The equipment you need is minimal:
A loaf pan, mixing bowl and a spoon or spatula, that’s it. (parchment paper, optional)
The ingredient list:
140 grams of sunflower seeds
150 grams of sesame or hemp seeds
115 grams hazelnuts
100 grams walnuts
130 grams pumpkin seeds
150 grams flax seeds
80 ml coconut oil (melted)
Salt and Pepper to taste.
Pre heat oven to 325F, line loaf pan with parchment or grease lightly and set aside.
Combine all nuts in a mixing bowl and stir well
Beat eggs and pour into mixing bowl with nuts
Add salt and pepper, mix well
Press nut mixture into loaf pan.
Bake for approximately 1 hour until knife comes out clean. (I tested a couple of times along the way)
Sometimes, life hands us a twist that changes of way of being forever. Finding a new way can be a challenge, but, I prefer to look at it as a new journey or adventure.
For me, keeping a positive attitude (or at least trying to) has been my saving grace. I recognize that some of you may be thinking that this mindset is harder to achieve than said. At times, I would agree it absolutely is. Those are the moments and situations that I fight harder to stay away from as they have consumed me all too easily in the past.
The most recent twist.. a heart attack.. literally and physically set me down. My new journey is completely focused on maintaining wellness which includes a healthy dose of laughter.
I am a 62 year old mother of two grown girls who have been my rocks the reason for positive attitude. They were the strength behind me even when I questioned if I could handle any more.
I have been blessed with three grandchildren who make me laugh and give the best hugs. Laughter should not be ignored or avoided... it truly is the best medicine.
The reason behind my focus is to be here on earth, healthy, happy and fit. I want to outlive my parents short 77 years and far beyond. It is all about giggling and aging gracefully, all the way.
I will be sharing information I find along the way that includes tricks and tips to gain and maintain a positive attitude. But more importantly this will be documentation of my life whenever I can journey. Sometimes it will be the sharing of laughing at myself, but mostly about Eema having laughs with Jack, Halen, Jordan..
But now… step one of this journey… first learn the ins and outs of writing and posting for the joy of sharing with others because everyone should learn to be the best version of themselves... even if you do not know what that is....I am still a work in progress.… LATW (laughing all the way- my ode to everything Santa)… it’s going to be great!!
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