Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Loaf of Life Changing Bread

I baked another loaf of my magic bread yesterday and had a warm slice for dessert slathered with sundried fig spread, a gift from my friend Stacey. I haven't given you an update lately and I just wanted you to know I'm still eating and enjoying it. I don't eat much of it as sliced bread though. I usually crumble a slice or two into whatever I'm having for lunch and eat it that way, with a fork. I had it yesterday crumbled and stirred into homemade tuna salad. I must buy some romaine so I can have this mixture in a "wrap". I love it crumbled and stirred into a serving of my homemade hummus too. I wrapped this new loaf in freezer paper and then slipped it in a plastic bag for storing in the fridge. I didn't have any old bread wrappers since I haven't had any commercial bread since I started making this "bread" full of oats, seeds, and nuts. I didn't have quite enough hazelnuts after I chopped the ones I had so I finished out the 1/2 cup with sesame seeds. I want to try this bread with raw peanuts next time or walnuts. It's very satisfying and keeps me on track with my new way of eating healthy and keeps me from snacking. See my last post with the recipe and notes. 
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Mama Pea said...

I want to thank you, Rosemary, for passing along this recipe. I've been making it and not eating any other "bread." My husband says it tastes a little sweet to him (more like a dessert bread) so perhaps I should try the next loaf without the maple syrup, although I can't see that the one tablespoon would make that much difference. I've been using almonds because I don't care for the flavor of hazel nuts. Almonds do taste sweeter to me than hazel nuts. Wonder if walnuts would make it less sweet for him? Anyway, I really, really like this bread so thanks again!

Content in a Cottage said...

Mama Pea...It doesn't taste sweet at all to me. I have read about people who put lemon juice instead of the maple syrup and add poppy seeds too. That sounds good. Walnuts would be perfect and easier to slice through than almonds. I will continue to use maple syrup as long as my bottle lasts and then I will switch to something else. I won't use hazel nuts again....I was just using what I had on hand. I've been thinking of using raw peanuts too. One day I might omit the nuts entirely and just add another 1/2 cup of oats and a little more water. I think you can play around with this recipe and make a sweet bread (like fruitcake) or a savory bread.
I'm so glad you like it too. It has really helped me get over my snacking habit.
xo, Rosemary

The Queen Vee said...

You're so good. I find it hard to eat healthy when i have house guests. I've had them non-stop since the beginning of February. For 8 days I have my cottage to myself. I'm eating greens, some protein and hitting the gym. Time for a much needed change. That bread looks delicious and very sustaining.

Anonymous said...

Rosemary, hands down, you must be the healthiest woman on earth with Life Changing Bread in your daily diet and the hula hoop for that hour-glass figure. You are an inspiration for folks like me who go astray.