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Knead Bread?

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This bread is amazing. It is quick and easy to make – can be mixed right in the baking pan and no kneading is required. There are no rising agents and you can use your favourite nuts. And finally, it’s healthy AND tastes great, especially toasted with some nut butter.

Highlights:
gluten and dairy free, vegan
contains whole grains, nuts, and seeds
high in healthy fats
high in fiber
source of plant based protein

Ingredients:

1 cup sunflower, pumpkin, or hemp seeds (or combination)
1/2 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup hazelnuts or almonds
1 1/2 cups rolled oats or spelt
2 tablespoons chia seeds
4 tablespoons psyllium seed husks
1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 1/2 cups water

Method:

Line a standard loaf pan with parchment. Combine all dry ingredients, stirring well. Want less crunch? Pulse ingredients in a food processor first.
Whisk maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and water together in a measuring cup.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix very well until everything is completely soaked and dough becomes very thick (if the dough is too thick to stir, add one or two teaspoons of water until the dough is manageable).
Smooth out the top with the back of a spoon.
Let sit out on the counter for at least 2 hours, or overnight. Soaking the nuts and seeds helps to remove phytic acid, neutralize enzyme inhibitors and improve nutrient absorption
To ensure the dough is ready, it should retain its shape even when you lift the parchment.
Preheat over to 350 degrees and bake in loaf pan for 20 minutes.
Remove from the loaf pan, place upside down directly on oven rack and continue to bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before slicing.
Store in tightly sealed container for up to 5 days or freeze.
Makes a great snack.

Recipe inspired from My New Roots (mynewroots.org)  

Trail Mix

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This trail mix is filled with super foods and makes a great energizing snack.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 3/4 cup goji berries
  • 1/2 cup dried mulberries
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs

Method:

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt coconut oil.  Stir in coconut sugar and cinnamon.  In a large bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients.  Pour oil mixture over top and mix well.  Enjoy a handful for an energizing snack.

Makes 4 cups.

Source: Joyous Health: Eat and Live Well Without Dieting by Joy McCarthy

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