Bible Bread--Healthful, Whole Grain Food
Bread, the Staff of Life
I've always been somewhat fascinated reading about unleavened bread and have often wondered what people did before yeast.
As we all know, bread has been a staple food for centuries. In biblical times, people ate unleavened bread. In modern times, we are seeing more and more varieties of breads that do not use yeast as a leavening agent, which has raised awareness as to the delightful variety of yeast-free bread.
This recipe for Bible bread, does not use milk or eggs. Include the grain of your choosing and you can also add in nuts and fruit if you desire.
You can make Bible bread with or without leavening. This is a yeast-free recipe but for those who want a lighter bread I've included the addition of baking powder.
I absolutely love this bread. It's wholesome, filling and satisfying and making and serving it is a good way to help your family to eat nutritionally superior food.
If you like good basic recipes and lean more towards simplicity, you'll enjoy this bread.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour, or any flour of your choosing
- 3/4 cup bran flakes
- 2 cups quick oats
- 2 heaping tsp. baking powder, (optional)
- Good shake cinnamon
- To preference olive oil, Use as much or as little as you want
- To taste brown sugar
- water, for mixing
- Mix ingredients with wooden spoon or whisk.
- Add water and stir.
- Continue adding water until mixture is moist and mixes well. Do not make too watery.
- Start adding flour, as needed, and work Vegan bread, kneading until you have a ball.
- Cut off palm-sized portions and shape each into a ball. Flatten with palm until Bible bread is about 1/2'-1" thick.
Bible Bread Ready for the Oven
Cooking Bible Bread
- Place rounds on greased pan and bake in oven at 350 degrees, reducing heat as cooking progresses to avoid over-browning. Finish cooking in a slow oven, anywhere from 300-250 degrees depending on your oven.
- Test after 20 minutes by removing one round and cutting in half, testing center for doneness. Cooking times will naturally vary, depending on how big you make your rounds.
- Do not overcook your vegan bread because it will become hard and dry.
- Bread should be dense but reasonably light when cooked.
Here's to Hearty Eating
- To bump up the nutrition of your Bible bread, you can also use part or all almond milk or almond cream.
- Put peaches through a blender with water to make a peach juice to flavor your Vegan bread.
I'm all for good-for-you foods so I like to add ingredients into my Bible bread, depending on what I have on hand. The sky is the limit really. Get creative and even your kids will want to nibble!
- Sunflower Seeds
- Soft Cranberries
- Chopped Peaches
Adding fruit and nuts is a good idea both from a nutritional standpoint and for adding to the taste of your bread. We all should be eating more nuts and seeds as these offer protection and health enhancement for the human body. Adding fruit and nuts also makes for interesting texture.
Cut your Bible bread in half and spread with a nutritious nut butter.
- Fresh peanut nut butter
- Seed butter
- Top nut butter with banana circles
- Top nut butter with sliced strawberries
- Drizzle syrup over nut butter
© 2012 Athlyn Green
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