Healthy Bread Buckwheat and Chia

I picked up this recipe a couple of years ago off the internet, I unfortunately can’t remember where I got it so I can’t give credit but it’s worth a shout out to the creator šŸ˜€ If you’re out there THANK YOU x I added the flax seeds which gives it a real nutty edge.

I was a little bit intimidated baking with new healthy trending items such as chia and buckwheat and really wasn’t sure what to expect. Unlike flour that bakes rising light and fluffy, seeds tends to produce quite a heavy bread, dense but actually quite delicious once you get used to it.

INGREDIENT

300 g (1 3/4 cups) whole raw buckwheat groats
60G (1/4 cup) whole chia seeds
250 ml (1cup) water 1/2 to soak chia seeds, 1/2 to mix ingredients
2 tbsp flax seeds
60ml (1/4 c ) olive oil
1 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
Good pinch sea salt

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 160Ā°C / 320Ā°F (fan-forced).
  2. Soak buckwheat and cover cold water for 2 hours till softenend.
  3. Soak chia seed in 1/2 cup cold water until gel like ā€“ roughly 30 mins.
  4. Drain and rinse the buckwheat thoroughly
  5. Place the buckwheat into a food processor.
  6. Add chia gel, 1/2 cup of water, olive oil, baking powder and sea salt.
  7. Mix in a food processor for 3 minutes. The dough should resemble a batter consistency with some buckwheat still in tact
  8. Spoon into a fully lined loaf tin and top with whatever takes your fancy šŸ™‚ ie. Pumpkin seeds
  9. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes until firm to touch
  10. Remove from the oven and cool for approx. 30 minutes then place on wire rack to completely cool :/
  11. Carve with a serrated knife and serve ;D
Chia and Buckwheat Bread
Honest to Goodness Organic Buckwheat Hulled, 1kg

NUTRITIONAL FACTS

CHIA SEEDS
Chia seeds are full of important nutrients. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium.

BUCKWHEAT
One cup of cooked groats contains about 6 grams of protein, 1 gram of fat, 33 grams of carbohydrate, and 5 grams of fiber. These groats are packed with manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, niacin, zinc, folate, and vitamin B6.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

I love my buckwheat bread toasted with just about anything as a topping. Here is a breakfast inspiration I put together. Be creative, it’s your kitchen šŸ˜€

Avocado, basil, slow cooked tress tomato, feta with Toscana lemon infused olive oil
Paleo on a Budget: Saving Money, Eating Healthy

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