By Marina Schulik of Namastree.com
(You may also be interested in a previous post at Global Love on The Benefits of a Gluten Free Diet).
Gluten free bread – yes or no?
Everywhere we go, read, look, there is something gluten-free. Bread, pasta, pizza, hamburger, cookies…
Do we really need gluten-free things?
Here are some facts, why we should have a few homemade(!) gluten free things in our life
Gluten is the protein found in wheat.
So that means everything what is made out of wheat is also full of gluten: Pasta, bread, cake, any baked things made with flour. But also sauces, salad dressings, soups and other processed food, since these can contain small amounts of gluten, depending on how they are made…
Some people are sensitive to gluten and know it already, some just feel bloated after eating gluten in any kind and others can eat it without problems.
So if you want to eat gluten, its your own choice. But I know from experience, eating to much of it, can give you problems really soon.
A shaman Alberto Villoldo said in his book “one spirit medicine”, that wheat is like a natural poison. So it’s fine to eat a little bit, but our body gets “poisoned” as soon as we eat it to often.
We can get problems with our digestion or even a leaky gut…
I would suggests to eat it once in a while, but not on a regular daily basis.
There are many more options to eat without those “empty” carbs and feel satisfied after eating! But homemade is important!
The bread from back in the days may have been nutritious and healthy, but our modern “industrial bread” makes us tired, fat and sick. The wheat and other cereals have changed dramatically and are no longer as healthy as claimed. The nutrient content is low and the gluten is a real problem for our organism.
Plus, in the production of bread artificial enzymes (Monsanto & Co.) and additives are added…. If you want to pay attention to your health, just make one yourself.
Then you know, what is inside and it doesn’t take as long, as you think!
Thats why today I want to share the most yummy recipe for a gluten-free bread with you
Here you go:
Prep-time: 15-20 min
Baking time 60 min
150 g gluten-free flakes (as buckwheat, millet, gluten-free oats, etc.)
65 g nuts (any you like: hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts,)
3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
135 g sunflower seeds
90g shredded flaxseed
4 tablespoons psyllium husk
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
350ml of water
1,5 tsp Himalayan salt (or sea salt, etc.)
1 tbsp sweet (for example xylitol, maple syrup, honey, etc. – you can also just leave it)
- Put all dry ingredients in a bowl
- Melt the coconut oil in warm water and pour into the bowl
- Knead well with your hands or use a stirring bar
- Then place it in a baking pan
- Leave at least (!) for 2 hours. It may also be several hours, so grains and seeds can swell beautifully. Or do it in the evening and leave it over night under a towel (then you have oven fresh bread in the morning).
- In the morning sprinkle the bread with a bit of water
- Preheat the oven to 180 ° C and bake the bread for 60 minutes. After 30 minutes, sprinkle the bread again with a little water.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
You can be creative with this bread! Adding bread spices such as cumin, anise, fennel, etc. You can also use some pumpkin seeds!
If you have any ideas about what else we could add, let me know I’m happy to try your creation ❤