February 18, 2011

Quinoa Seed Bread


I can't believe it's Friday again! On the other hand the weeks can't go fast enough, but on the other hand the weekends come around so fast. Have you noticed this too? I'm really looking forward to a couple of days off though!

I made this quinoa seed bread earlier this week and I was quite excited about how it turned out. I always have a variety of seeds in my pantry and I love sprinkling them on salads, breakfast porridge and other dishes. I also love seedy breads and I was desperately craving one the other day so decided to make my own version of it. This is such a simple loaf to make and if you haven't tried quinoa flour yet then now is the time! It's high in protein and adds a lovely nutty flavour to breads and cakes. I've used kinako (soy bean flour) to add to the nuttiness and it also gives this loaf a beautiful scent. Satisfaction guaranteed! :-)


Quinoa Seed Bread

1 cup organic quinoa flour
1 cup organic white, unbleached spelt flour
2 tbsp kinako (soy bean flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp white sesame seeds
1 tbsp black sesame seeds
4 large free-range eggs
1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven to 180C and prepare a medium size loaf tin. Mix the dry ingredients together, then in a separate bowl, whisk the eggs with the milk. Add the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and fold well to combine. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for about 30 minutes or until a tester inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

 
Have a beautiful day!

26 comments:

  1. Mmm,herkullisen näköinen leipä.En ole itse tehnyt,mutta ystävän luona olen maistanut quinoa-leipää,ja hyvää oli.Quinoajauhoja olen kyllä käyttänyt kakuissa,jossa se toimii kivasti.

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  2. Very healthy and so delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. It's a multi-seed wholesome bread!

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  4. I love the looks and the sound of this bread! It is loaded with nutritious ingredients!

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  5. This looks amazing, I have been starting to try diferent grains and have a few types in my cupboard at the moment. I have not seen quinoa flour yet although I love quinoa!

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  6. I have never made a bread with quinoa. This looks fabulous and I can see the specks of seeds peeking out!

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  7. Looks good once again :)
    Hyvää ja rentouttavaa viikonloppua sinulle!

    -Katarina

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  8. love your food photos and food styling, gorgeous!

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  9. Ooooh I love the idea of this- how do you think it would work with out the eggs? maybe it would be like a scone? What egg replacer would you suggest if any? Some of them don't work that well for adding volume to recipes like this. Hope you are well:)

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  10. I felt the same way. Suddenly it was Friday and I had no idea-I could have sworn it was Thursday. But that's just a bonus. Lovely looking bread Maria! :)

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  11. So sorry I missed so many of your posts... my mother was ill and I got inundated with work, and life... trying to finish the new site.. almost done.. YAY..

    Now I can catch up with your wonderful site.

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  12. This sounds amazing! And what a beautiful photo!

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  13. That is quite a healthy bread, Maria! And looks so beautiful, too!

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  14. What a interesting and healthy bread. And gorgeous shots, that top one is just perfect!

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  15. Hay Maria! This bread sounds and looks so wonderful and healthful. For some reason, i can't eat quinoa lately though-it makes me a bit ill. Someone told me I might not be rinsing the saponins off of it, but I always rinse. Either way, I wish I could make this-yum!
    p.s. Your site looks awesome:)!

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  16. Thank you all for your comments, I really appreciate it!

    Julie: I have never tried egg replacers, but I'm sure there are many natural alternatives available :-)

    Stella: I've used quinoa flour in this bread, have you tried if that makes you ill as well?

    Maria
    x

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  17. I didn't even know there was such a thing as quinoa flour! You're bread looks delicious, and I'm staring at it wishing my bowl of weetbix would turn into a slice.

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  18. Nothing beats home baked bread and that killer smell from the oven. Very healthy indeed but I'm guessing you doused it with alot of butter?! :P

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  19. You are going to get me to buy all these flours and make this! this reminds me of a bread I buy at the store that we love called seedelicious;

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  20. Exquisite recipe and food styling! I enjoy seeds too, I even grow germinated seeds in my kitchen to add fresh vitamins and powerful flavours to my salads.

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  21. With all those seeds in it, this bread is absolutely chock full of nutrition! How delicious.

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  22. Oh my gosh this looks fabulous!! I adore quinoa and my other favorite whole grain is Kamut Wheat - I really would love to use Kamut Wheat flour and all these other awesome ingred's in a loaf for our family. I can't use sunflower seeds though since our son has allergies to them! Thank you for sharing this - love whole grains!!

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  23. Ohhhh! I love this!!! Now, if only I can find spelt flour!

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  24. Quinoa is one of my favorites. I'm sure this Quinoa Seed Bread will taste yummy! I'm so excited to try this quinoa recipe of yours. Thank you very much for sharing! :)

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  25. This looks totally amazing....so healthy and yummy....will have to try this at some point...

    -Shilpa

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