Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free
1+1/2 cup buckwheat, soaked for 1 hour & drained well
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup pepitas + extra sprinkling for topping
1 cup sesame seeds
2tbsp chia seeds
4tbsp psyllium husks
1tbsp nutritional yeast *can omit
2tbsp flaxseed meal
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1+ 1/4 cup water
Line a medium size loaf tin with baking paper. *This loaf doesn't rise, so loaf depth and size will determine how high your loaf turns out.
In a mixing bowl, add drained buckwheat and all dry ingredients. Stor together until well mixed.
Add melted coconut oil to your water and whisk together. Pour over dry ingredients and mix together until "dough" begins to stick together and liquid is evenly mixed through.
Scrape "dough" into your loaf tin, even out mixture with the back of a spoon or a spatula and press down firmly to make loaf compact.
Let loaf sit aside for an hour (or overnight if prepared) to ensure mixture has gelled together well.
Once loaf has sat aside for adequate amount of time, pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
Place loaf into oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and remove loaf from tin using the sides of baking paper. Place loaf (with baking paper still underneath) onto a baking tray or wire rack and place into oven for another 40 minutes, until edges are well browned.
If serving straight away:
Turn oven off and let loaf cool completely. Slice into desired sizes. Place into a container and store in refrigerator for longer shelf life.
If freezing, place into a container or zip-lock bag pre-sliced and freeze.
Sweet tooth? Add a slather of nut butter to a toasted slice. Top it with some chia berry jam and a dollop of natural or coconut yoghurt. A delicious snack or healthy little dessert!
Avocado fans? Toast a couple of slices, add some avocado slices and mash on top. Add a few halved cherry tomatoes, a runny poached egg, salt and pepper & you have yourself a winner nutritionists breakfast! *Plain smashed avo is also a winner*
Soup Lover? Toast a few pieces to dip into your wintery soup. Or crumble your slices onto the top of your soup and use it as a delicious crunchy topping!
Enjoy the delicious taste and texture of toasted seeds!!