Easy Ezekiel Bread (Bread Maker)
By Susan Arruda
YIELD: 14 slices (7 full size slices cut in half)
1 cup water
1/4 cup red kidney beans (canned or cooked and drained)
1/4 cup lentils (canned or cooked and drained)
1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp. honey
3/4 tsp. sea salt
½ cup amaranth flour*
½ cup spelt flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup barley flour
1/4 cup millet flour
2 Tbsp. vital gluten**
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 Tbsp. hemp hearts
2 tsp. yeast
Put all ingredients in bread machine in the order listed and select the basic bread cycle (3:50 hrs.)
This makes a dense, hearty bread and the smaller bread slices are loaded with fiber and nutrition and will serve to fill you up as much, if not more, than most typical whole wheat breads.
Also note that this is not a high-rising bread.
An electric knife, if available, works extremely well for slicing.
*You can use a high powered blender to grind amaranth seeds as they seem to be more common than the flour. Another option is to use ¾ cups of spelt four and ¼ cup of the amaranth seeds.
**Vital gluten can be purchased in health food stores. Vital Wheat Gluten is made from the natural protein found in the endosperm of the wheat berry. When combined with water, it becomes highly elastic. When added to bread dough, it helps retain the gas and steam from baking and gives more volume to the baked bread. It can be especially helpful for baking breads made with coarse, whole grain flours and cereals. – BobsRedMill.com