Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Seed Bread in a Mug - Paleo / Reboot

For most of my soup days, I often think about a nice, soft bread that I could use to mop up the little bits that is usually hard to get with a spoon.  You know? Especially when the soup is really, really good? Not a drop should remain in the bowl :-) 

However being on an eating plan that is Paleo, the word "Bread" causes a major upheaval. Luckily, our friends who are Banting, have these great ideas and I happened to glean and make clean :-)

I was inspired by a recipe from Daleen's Banting Kitchen and tweaked it a bit to suit the eating plan I am on, also I don't have Flax seeds in my grocery cupboard at the moment, but what I do have, is a seed mix called Miracles Plus Plus, by Natures Source, which I substituted for flax seeds. 

Miracle Plus Plus contains Flax seeds, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds.  

It turned out beautifully - almost a nutty texture.

Here is what I did:

  • 1 extra-large egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons freshly ground mixed seeds (Miracles Plus Plus) (Grind the seeds in a coffee grinder)
  • 2 tablespoons fine or medium desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

  1. Add the egg and water to a bowl and mix well
  2. Add the ground mixed seeds, coconut, bicarb and cream of tartar and salt to a small bowl. Mix the dry ingredients well.
  3. Place the coconut oil in a mug, preferably with straight sides. 
  4. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave oven on High (100% power) – for 40 − 45 seconds. 
  5. Swirl the melted coconut oil to grease the inside of the mug and pour the coconut oil into the wet ingredients. Mix well with the fork.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well
  7. Immediately pour the batter into the greased mug. 
  8. Microwave on High (100% power) for 1:30 minutes. 
  9. Turn the bread out onto a plate. Leave to cool for a minute or two
  10. Use a serrated knife to slice the bread. Serve warm with topping of your choice. 
  11. Store any leftover bread in an airtight container in the fridge. 
  12. My left over seed bread, turned green in the fridge, due to the sunflower seeds, but it was perfectly good to eat, still soft and moist for lunch the next day.

Fresh out of the microwave - Mixed seed bread

Mixed seed bread as an accompaniment to my Chicken chili soup

Tonight's dinner: Boiled egg open sandwich - made with Mixed Seed bread
and Sweet Potato crisps

Enjoy :-)

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