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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Flourless Bread with NO Sugar made with Flax, Seeds and Almonds...also known as Good Morning Bread


Flourless Bread with NO Sugar made with Flax, Seeds, Almonds, and Coconut....also known as Good Morning Bread.
When I came upon this recipe, I stopped a bit and thought, "Wow, what a pretty neat bread!" I stared at the recipe wondering, could this actually be a bread that would eventually make it in the bread basket? Ok, so I really meant,... could this be a healthy bread that would actually be tasty too? I looked at the ingredients again and loved everything about it. Loved the flax seeds and all the nuts that went into it...but would the bread be able to hold together without crumbling? I looked at the fabulous picture again...without a doubt I knew I wanted to make it. I decided it was worth trying, just because it would be a great bread to have on hand....if it would taste good:). That afternoon, I decided I could just try one batch and see how the bread would taste... deciding to slightly change the original recipe a bit. Well, the bread far exceeded my expectation....it was wonderful!
Flax is very nutritious ...offering many health benefits. Ideally consuming raw flax seeds is the way to go, but incorporating some of the flax into baked goods will also deliver nutritional value. Flax provides us with vitamins, protein, fiber, lignans, and other nutrients that are wonderful for the body...and I think it also aids in losing weight:).
I am excited to share this recipe with you, as I loved the bread and found it quite delicious. It is a great bread to make especially for those who have wheat allergies... and for those who cannot have sugar in their diet. Even though I do not have a wheat or sugar restriction, I could eat this bread... almost every day( though a slice or two will be plenty:).
Truly amazed with the final product...give it a try and let me know what you think. Now, I don't exactly think the oat bran is crucial...in case you can't find it( but then again, I haven't tried it without). I also think that instead of using all almonds, you can add a mixture... hazelnuts sound great, as do walnuts and pecans. I would love to try it again... maybe decreasing the amount of eggs and adding a bit more water... or changing the amount of butter, or even using different oils. I am not sure how all those changes will affect the taste or texture...however, I do know the version I am posting was just great. I've even had requests for the recipe:)! Feel free to check out the original recipe. Hope you enjoy...

Tip: Let the bread cool completely and use a sharp serrated knife to cut slices...the bread may crumble a tiny bit, but should hold together for the most part.

You will need: adapted from Palachinka...entitled Good Morning Bread

Soak for 5 minutes:
2 TBS oat bran
7 TBS water

1 scant cup raw sunflower seeds
1 scant cup raw almonds
1/2 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 tsp kosher salt (or a bit less, if you like)
1/8 tsp cinnamon( or just a pinch)

Add and thoroughly combine with ground nuts:
4 eggs, lightly beaten
5 TBS butter, softened
2 TBS light olive oil

Stir in batter:
1/3 cup sunflower seeds

Sprinkle with: optional
sesame seeds
poppy seeds
sunflower seeds

1. Preheat oven to 338deg F....or you can lower to 325 deg F, if you like...baking time might change a bit.
2. Soak oat bran in water for 5 minutes. Set aside
3. In a food processor, add sunflower seeds(scant cup) almonds, flax seeds,, coconut, salt and cinnamon. Process until fine crumbs.
4. Remove mixture in a bowl and add the soaked bran, eggs, softened butter, and oil. Mix to thoroughly combine. You should have a thick-ish batter.

5. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper and pour batter in the center. With wet hands form batter in a round "boule" shape....I am sure you can make it oblong if you like:).
6. Bake for 45 minutes...you may see a bit of the butter "oozing" around the edge(it is o.k. it will eventually disappear:).
Cool completely before cutting. Refrigerate for up to 2-3 days or freeze.


Unknown said...

What a cool recipe, pass a piece. I would love it with an egg on top

megi said...

I am definitely trying this bread very soon Ellie, probably tomorrow and will let you know how it turns out. I love using coconut oil, so I'll try that to see how it turns out and will let you know.

M Family said...

So of course looking at the picture, I just want to slather it up with a thick coat of creamy butter right? LOL, yummy Ellie, going to have to try this one, if I can find all the ingredients in town :/

Alina---Explora Cuisine said...

Wow, this looks terrific, I only know how to do plain white bread :)) I have to try some other types of bread, and this one will be among those ones! Just lovely Ellie! Have a great day!

Speranta said...

Da,aceasta paine este foarte buna.
vreau sa o incerc si eu .

Multumesc pentru reteta.

Sa ai o zi buna...

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Wow that looks so good! I love how hearty it is - I can see this with an egg for breakfast. mmm! Thanks for sharing this one Ellie. I will have to try it soon!

Chantzy said...

I am glad I found your blog, just by looking at it I know I can learn a lot from it, I love to cook and I'm sure I have lots of questions along the way, thanks a lot...

retete- ina said...

foarte buna,super,ingredientele sant pe gustul meu,sigur voi face,multumesc pentru reteta

Ellie said...

Jennifurla, Oh, an egg on top sounds just right:)!

Megi, Coconut oil sounds like GREAT idea! Would love to hear how you like the bread and any changes you've made...I am sure you'll come up with a winning recipe:)

M Family, Well, a bit of butter on top sounds good:), but I do love eating it some cream cheese or soft goat cheese...or even a vegetable spread, like baba ganoush:)

Explora Cuisine,
Oh, I remember when I couldn't even make white bread:)!...it does help to practice, though this bread is quite easy to make:). Thanks for you visit!

Speranta, Oh, cred ca tiar place mult...si nu este grea de facut. Multumesc pentru vizita!

Andrea, Thanks for stopping by....it's definitely a different type of bread...quite healthy.... and it would sort of balance out the eggs I enjoy eating on the weekend:)

Chantzy, Welcome! I am so glad you like the blog...hopefully you can find a recipe or two that you might like to try:) Thank you for your sweet comment.

Retete-Ina. Oh, sper sa iti placa si tie asa cum ne place si noua:)... un pic mai healthy si usor de facuut.

Chantzy said...

Not just few, there's lots that I printed out already, I'm excited to try them out, thank you so much! More power to your site

Marija said...


Thank you for trying out the recipe :)

Ellie said...

Marija, Thanks for stopping by.... and for the recipe/inspiration:)!

granjan said...

Just got back from a trip to Portland, OR where I had flourless bread. Luckily found your recipe--just had the first piece. It is amazing!! I sprinkled a little Kosher salt on top with the sunflower seeds. Will definitely make this again. Thanks.

Ellie said...

Granjan, Oh, I am thrilled that you liked the bread! Isn't wonderful?! Thank you so much for your feedback...and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it.

Theresa said...

Can I substitute something for the oat bran? Oats do not agree with me.

Ellie said...

Tessera, You can probably just omit the oat bran and use a full cup of the almonds... instead of scant cup. I'm thinking it should still work. Hope you enjoy it...

dandsfamily7 said...

Mi-a placut reteta asta, foarte mult! Sunt o canadianca din alberta, si locuiesc in romania cu familia mea. M-am bucurat când am găsit aceasta reteta si am văzut ca sunteți o românca si o crestina! Si noi suntem crestini.

Ellie said...

Dandsfamily7, Oh, ma bucur mult ca ti-a placut reteta, si mai ales ca santeti crestini! Ce mare binecuvantare ca il avem pe Domnul.

Multumesc pentru comentariul si ca reteta va fost de folos:).... chiar acolo in Romania. Alberta este un pic mai aproape de noi aici in Montana:).

Matt and Christina said...

Does anyone know if this recipe would work if you baked it in a bread pan?

Ellie said...

Matt and Christina, I personally haven't tried it in a loaf pan yet, but it's definitely worth a try. You might not get as much browning... I'd love to hear if it works out for you.

Anonymous said...

I made this bread at the weekend and I thought it was really lovely. It reminded me a little of soda bread but even better. It is really easy to make too.

I'm going to try making it with soya bran instead of oat bran when my brother visits as he is gluten intolerant.

Thanks very much.

Ellie said...

Anon, You are welcome! I am so glad you enjoyed the bread. You know, it does have a slight resemblance to soda bread... that crumbly texture and crust.

Yes, I think you can easily adjust some of the ingredients. It will be wonderful to bake this bread for your brother... so he too can enjoy a slice:).

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. I really appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

I would like to make this bread as I don't eat grains anymore and am always looking for bread recipes without them. I did look at the original recipe and am curious to know why you changed it so much. Trial and error or ...?
Your proportions are quite different.
Thanks for your reply, Rene

Ellie said...

Hi Rene, I suppose I always like to change recipes somewhat... and make it my own:). But in actuality, I really didn't change the recipe much. Yes, I did end up substituting a bit of oil for some of the butter, but the rest is really my conversions from the grams/mls to cups and tablespoons... and the conversions were my own...just how I ended up measuring either using my scale at home or some online conversion. But it works:)...
Hope that helps a bit. Incidentally, I'll be sharing another GF bread in the coming week or so. It's based more on nuts/oats and has no eggs. Stay tuned:)...