Gluten Free Nut and Seed Bread

Can you believe the year is over? 2018 was one for the books. A Healthy Hint has been live for over 4 months, and we have enjoyed every bit of it. The recipes, the creativity, the jokes, the photos, the eating, the new online friends… Every bit of it has been a challenge and a way to express our ideas in a wonderful way. We are thankful for anyone and everyone who takes the time to read our recipes and posts, test one of them in the kitchen, and engage with us–  we hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have so far. We wish you a wonderful New Years, and thank you for supporting us these last few months! And with that, we bring you our final recipe of 2018: Gluten Free Nut and Seed Bread, a chunky, glorious loaf.

For this recipe, our key ingredient is: Flaxseed 

Here’s why we care about this recipe:

  • Flaxseed is a huge fiber source, along with many other wonderful nutrients. It is a superfood, and it is not only packed with fiber (4 grams for every 2 tablespoons!) but also contains iron, protein, healthy fats, and vitamins and minerals.
  • Flaxseed is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. These are a poly unsaturated fat, which is the good kind of fat, that the body is unable to produce on its own. It supports your heart health, fight diseases, help with inflammation and support the overall function of our bodies.
  • Flaxseed have something called lignans, which reduce plaque build up in the heart by up to 75%, meaning they are a heart healthy food and fight cardiovascular diseases.
  • Protein, hey! This little seed is a good protein source as well, and if you do not eat meat, you can turn to flaxseed as a great plant-based protein source. They contain 1.3 grams of protein per tablespoon.
  • As a helpful tip, look for ground flaxseed, rather than opting for the whole seed. The ground seed will be easier for your body to digest, as our intestines are unable to fully break down the tough outer shell of the seed.

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Gluten Free Nut & Seed Bread

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 eggs
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • 1 cup ground flaxseed
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½  teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds (topping)

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan well or add parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, almond milk, coconut oil, honey and vinegar in bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, flaxseed, hemp seeds, chia seeds, baking powder and salt until well combined. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix until smooth.
  4. Pour into loaf pan then sprinkle with sliced almonds
  5. Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes or until the bread is golden-brown and a metal skewer or knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool before slicing. Store in airtight container for 5 days or freeze for 2 months.

 

NUTRITION INFORMATION Yield: 10 Servings; Serving Size: 1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200, Total Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 82mg, Sodium: 354mg, Total Carbohydrates: 8.4g, Dietary Fiber: 5.6g, Total Sugars: 2.1g, Protein: 7.4g

 

Happy New Year, friends! We wish you a healthy and happy 2019! Cheers to all that is to come!

XO,

Amanda and Christina

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