Dairy-free Gluten-free unbread

This recipe has catapulted to the top of our favourites recipes list in our family circle.  It really does have to be made to be believed.
It’s wheat free, dairy free and sugar free!  YIPPEE
A huge thank you to www.mynewroots.org for this amazing recipe – The Life-Changing Loaf of Bread.  Please go to the site and be delighted and inspired by what you find there.

Makes 1 loaf

1 cup / 135g sunflower seeds
½ cup / 90g flax seeds
½ cup / 65g hazelnuts or almonds
1 ½ cups / 145g rolled oats (I replaced this with organic quinoa flakes)
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
4 Tbsp. psyllium seed husks (3 Tbsp. if using psyllium husk powder) (I didn’t have any psyllium so I submitted with chia bran – 4Tbs)
1 tsp. fine grain sea salt (add ½ tsp. if using coarse salt)
1 Tbsp. maple syrup (for sugar-free diets, use a pinch of stevia)
3 Tbsp. melted coconut oil
1 ½ cups / 350ml water

1. In a flexible, silicon loaf pan combine all dry ingredients, stirring well.Whisk maple syrup, oil and water together in a measuring cup.

Add this 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 all day or overnight (in the fridge).
To ensure the dough is ready, it should retain its shape even when you pull the sides of the loaf pan away from it it.  Like this:

2. Preheat oven to 350°F / 175°C.

3. Place loaf pan in the oven on the middle rack, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove bread from loaf pan, place it upside down directly on the rack and bake for another 30-40 minutes. Bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool completely before slicing (difficult, but important).

4. Store bread in a tightly sealed container for up to five days. Freezes well too – slice before freezing for quick and easy toast!

Nicole xo

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