Flax and chia seeds whole wheat bread

 

        Oh boy, it took longer to write the title of this post than it took to make the bread! I am open to new title suggestions. What I liked about this bread:
  • heathy way to clinch my carbs cravings
  • the house smelled divinely
  • great combination with some of my other food addictions:  green and kalamata olives, olive oil, goat cheese and sour cream
         You need:
  • 1 1/2 tbs dry yeast  or a cube of fresh yeast
  • 1 cup of warm water ( baby milk bottles temperature otherwise we might kill the yeast)
  • 1/2 tbs sugar  to help activate yeast
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 2-3 tbs olive oil (you can even put more if you like the taste of it)
  • 2-3 cups of whole wheat flour (to be honest I kinda of eyeballed it; the dough must be elastic and non-sticky)
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
          The easiest way to do it is to put it all in a bread machine and let it do all the work. If you don’t have a bread machine don’t panic, this bread (bread in general) is really easy to make using your own two hands (benefits: upper body exercise).
           No bread machine, what to do:
 
             
          Put the water together with the yeast in a large bowl and mix it well with a wisk. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix well. Start incoportating the flour little by little until the dough is smooth and doesn’t stick to the hands. Add the seeds and mix them well into the dough. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rest  in a warm spot for 30 minutes or until it doubles the volume.

 

 

         Shape the dough in whatever style you feel like. I wanted to keep it simple and be able to use the bread for sandwiches, hence the loaf shape.

 

 

        Preheat the oven at 380F and bake it for about 30 minutes or until light brown on top. Stick it with a tooth pick to make sure the bread is well baked inside. If the tooth pick has no dough residue on it, the bread is ready to be taken out the oven.

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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