A Zura Health Staple: Nut and Seed Loaf
We are absolutely crazy about this gf bread at Zura Health. It has instantly become our favorite gluten-free option to satisfy all of our avocado toast desires. Loaded with added nutrition it is sure to become a staple in your home. This recipe has been adapted from Green Kitchen Stories and The Bojon Gourmet.
- 1 cup raw walnut halves
- 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 2 1/4 cups gf rolled oats
- 1/4 cup flax seed, ground lightly
- 1/3 cup psyllium husk
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
- 1 tsp Ceylon Cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup, optional
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 3/4 cups filtered water
- add ins: 1 apple, shredded against a box grater
- other options; dried fruit, cacao nibs, etc.
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350ºF.
Mix the psyllium husks powder and water very well together in a bowl and set aside for 5 minutes until it forms a thick gel-like texture.
Meanwhile, place all the nuts, seeds, oats, in a large bowl, add the salt, cinnamon, coconut oil, maple syrup and stir. Add the psyllium gel and give it a good stir with your hands – it is important to combine it well or you will end up with gel-like lumps in your bread. Gently fold in your shredded apple. Set aside and cover with plastic wrap for 2-8 hours hours (this step is optional but the end result will be way better). Pour into a greased or parchment lined loaf pan (8x4” or 9”x5”) and bake for 80–120 minutes. When it is done it will be deeply bronzed on top and firm to touch. Let cool completely, for at least 2 hours. Enjoyed best when sliced thin and toasted + desired toppings. Store in fridge in air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
Tip: Egg-eaters, you can create a non-vegan version you can replace the psyllium husk powder and water with five eggs. Simply mix into the bread, tip into the tins and bake – there is no need to set aside for an hour. Also, if you have a nut allergy, you can replace nuts with equal part seeds.
Note: Psyllium husk is sometimes used to relieve constipation and can be hard on ones stomach. Test with 1 slice and see how you do.
Chef’s Tip: You can use 1 can of pumpkin puree and 1 cup of water if you want to make it with fall flavors. Also, feel free to substitute with any desired nuts and seeds.
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