Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Food, Healthy Eating, Recipes | Posted on 08-15-2014
Before I read “Wheat Belly” I had many morning breakfasts that consisted of a piece of Ezekiel Sesame Seed Toast with half an avocado mushed on top. It was amazingly delicious and I thought it was healthy. But the more I learned about wheat, the more it started to sound like poison to me, even in its sprouted form like with the Ezekiel bread.
Because of that, lately my healthy breakfasts have mainly consisted of my delicious and filling mug muffins. However, while eating them recently I realized that the consistency was so bread-like that it I could probably create some sort of bread recipe with a few modifications.
With an avocado ripe for the eating, this morning seemed like a good a time as any for a quick experiment. And I have to say, it was a rousing success!
So without further ado, here’s my delicious and healthy grain-free, dairy-free paleo toast recipe:
- Pyrex baking dish (Mine was about 7″ x 5″ which was perfect for this!)
- Microwave oven
- Toaster oven
- 1 TBLS Coconut Oil (or olive oil)
- 1 Egg
- 1 TBLS Ground Flax Seeds
- 1 TBLS Nut Flour (almond, cashew or hazelnut)
- 2/3 TSP Baking Powder
- 1/4 TSP Garlic Powder (optional)
- 1/8 TSP Salt
- 1 TSP Sesame Seeds (optional)
How to Make:
- Place coconut oil in the pyrex baking dish and microwave on high for 20-30 seconds or until melted.
- Beat egg into the oil with a fork.
- Add the rest of the ingredients except for the sesame seeds, and mix well with your fork.
- Spread evenly in the pan.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top.
- Microwave for 2-3 minutes (depending on your microwave wattage–mine’s low so I do 3 minutes).
- Wait about a minute until the bread starts to separate from the edges and then tip over onto a parchment paper lined toaster oven pan.
- Toast one normal toast cycle. (If you don’t have a toaster oven you could certainly use the regular oven or you could quickly fry both sides up in a dry skillet.)
- Place on a plate and slice in half for 2 medium sizes pieces of toast.
I’ve only so far tried this with the avocado on top, but because you can easily pick the slices up without them falling apart, I’m sure it would make great sandwich bread. I’ll be trying that next! Beware, however, it’s very filling in and of itself. I ate the above with half an avocado at about 9 AM and it’s now 12:45 PM and I’m still feeling stuffed.
That said, I am dying to try it with some tuna or turkey or even just as a BLT! I will report back once I do!
What do you think? Good enough substitute for your health goals? Let me know how yours came out or what you ate it with below!