Saturday, 18 January 2014

Seed & Nut Bread

Lately I've been talking to a lot of people about nutrition, and getting lots of requests for healthy versions of the foods that they've always loved.

Irish people love bread. We love toast, scrambled eggs on toast, bacon sandwiches... Guess what? Bread isn't bad for you... not if you make this amazing loaf. It's packed with fantastic natural ingredients... seeds, nuts, flax & eggs. This recipe is inspired by a recipe on Elana's Pantry :) 

  • 150g almond flour
  • 200g ground flax seed
  • 100g mixed seeds (I used pumpkin, sunflower & poppy)
  • 40g walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp raw organic honey
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 4 eggs
  • extra seeds/nuts for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 170d (fan oven).

Start by adding all the dry ingredients to a large bowl. 

Whisk the liquid ingredients until frothy. Add to the dry ingredients. 

Mix until just combined. Don't over mix or you will have a dry dough. 

Spoon mixture into a loaf tin & top with extra seeds/nuts. 

Bake for 25 minutes until firm & golden. 

Remove from the tin and allow to cool on a wire rack. 


  1. Any ideas on what could be used instead of flaxseeds ?

  2. I've always made it with milled flax seed. If you replace with a nut flour, it's going to give a more cake-like texture. Perhaps milled linseed, but I've never tried it.

  3. Thanks Diane. WIll give that a try. Jean

  4. What's the white wine vinegar for? I don't have any and just wondered, seeing as there's only 1 tsp in the recipe, could I do without it?