SEED + NUT BREAD
gluten free / vegan / paleo
My love affair with seed and nut bread, aka "adventure bread," began when I discovered the Adventure Bread loaf at The Mill SF. If you don't know, the Mill is a collaboration between Four Barrel Coffee and Josey Baker, arguably the best bread slinger in San Francisco, and maybe the country. It also happens to be one of the cutest, most Instagram worthy coffee shops in San Francisco, with marble countertops and a sitting window.
In my book, Josey is the "king of toast." He's the one who basically turned bread into a trend, charging upwards of $6 for a slice of his delicious toast, topped with your choice of of toppings, such as local almond butter, honey, nutella, avocado, cream cheese, and house made jams. Every single loaf of bread he makes is like best thing you will ever put in your mouth. The perfect amount of crunch on the outside, and the perfect softness on the inside. On a recent trip into the city a few months ago, I stopped by The Mill for a piece of "hipster toast," as I jokingly refer to it, armed and ready to get my gluten on, and then discovered Adventure Bread, Josey's first gluten-free bread, made with seeds and nuts. My gluten-sensitive belly and I will forever be indebted to this man, for creating a gluten free option, and turning me a lover of seed and nut breads.
Naturally, I came home and began testing various copycat recipes I found and started to tweak ingredients, coming up with my own version of seed and nut bread that I do believe is the best thing I've ever tasted. Ok, maybe Josey's is a smidge better, but he's Josey, and I'm just KALEJUNKIE. I shared my recipe with you guys on Instagram a few months back, and it went viral. I might be exaggerating on the viral part, but thousands of you saved the recipe, and so many of you made it, I lost track.
It's time I got a blog post up, so that you can easily find this recipe any time you are looking for a gluten free, paleo, seed + nut bread that will change you forever. Let's get to it!
makes 1 loaf
1 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
1 cup pumpkin seeds (or sunflower seeds)
1/3 cup almonds
1/2 cup hazelnuts
1/3 cup sesame seeds
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp chia seeds
3 tb psyllium husks
1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
2 tb maple syrup
3 tb melted coconut oil (or ghee)
1.5 cups warm water
Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper, making sure to rub some oil to the inside of loaf pan before placing the parchment paper down, so that the parchment paper sticks nicely. In a medium bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients + the nuts. In a small bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together. The batter will seem somewhat liquidy at first, but it will firm up. Pour mixture into the loaf pan, using the back of a spoon to flatten and even out. Cover and let it sit on your counter for at least two hours. You can even leave it overnight.
Preheat oven to 350. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven. Gently lift the bread out from the pan and flip it over, placing it face down directly on the baking rack. Bake for another 30 minutes. Remove from oven, flip it back over, and let cool before slicing. Hope I've just changed your life, because this bread changed mine! Enjoy!