• Elly McLean

Simple Seedy Loaf

I can confidently say that most people love toast. I can also confidently say that toast (either on its' own or with standard spreads like jam or Vegemite) is one of the poorer breakfast choices one could make.


For the sake of blood sugar control, energy levels, hormone balance, appetite control and long term metabolic health the first meal of the day should be high in fibre, protein and quality fats. Carbohydrates are also a requirement in certain circumstances, such as post exercise.


I created this Simple Seedy Loaf so that it's possible to enjoy "toast" in the morning knowing it's actually supporting breakfast requirements. It's also amazing alongside the Vegan Moussaka and can turn a bowl of soup into a more substantial meal.


I've offered additional serving options below. How would you have it?


I hope you enjoy!


Ingredients (14 slices)

1 cup quinoa flakes

1 cup almond meal

½ cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup sunflower seeds

½ cup golden flaxseeds

½ cup psyllium husks

¼ cup chia seeds

3 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil, melted

1 tsp sea salt

1 tbsp rice malt syrup

1 ½ cups filtered water


To Serve

Topping Suggestion 1:

Layer two thin slices of toast with:

- a handful of chopped spinach

- 2 tbsp tahini

- 1 tbsp olive oil

- pinch of salt


Topping Suggestion 2:

Layer two thin slices of toast with:

- chopped herbs such as parsley and basil

- 1/2 avocado

- lemon juice

- pinch of salt


Topping Suggestion 3:

Layer two thin slices of toast with:

- a portion of this Blueberry "Jam"


Topping Suggestion 4:

If post training, layer two thin slices of toast with:

- 1/2 - 1 smashed banana and a sprinkle of hemp seeds


Method

Preheat oven to 175°C and line a bread tin with baking paper.

In large bowl, combine dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Add wet ingredients to dry mix and stir well until all seeds are coated.

Press down firmly into bread tin and bake for 45 minutes, remove from oven and carefully flip out of the tin. Place on a baking tray or rack and bake for a further 30 minutes.

Let rest before slicing and it’s best served toasted with your favourite toppings.

Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 7 days or freeze for up to 3 months.


Also…

Training specific: If consuming after exercise add a small banana to make this the perfect post exercise recovery meal.

Training specific: If consuming before exercise have a thin slice with 1/2 a banana to make this the perfect pre exercise snack.

Tip: preparing a load ahead of time, slicing and then freezing is a great of ensuring some of this loaf is always on hand.


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