There’s a recipe floating out there for a coconut flax bread, which I believe originated from Tropical Traditions. It is indeed delicious, but my tummy? Cannot handle that much flax seed. I feel uncomfortably full for most of the day afterwards, & that’s just not a fun state to be in. But, it being a rather delicious bread made with 100% Real Food ingredients, I really wanted to turn this into a bread I could enjoy.
Enter: the Chia seed.
Chia seeds are, believe it or not, the same thing from the “Chi-chi-chi-CHIA!” commercials! They’re completely edible & rather interesting – they form a sort of gel & are chock full of protein, fiber, & good fats.
What you need:
- 1 cup coconut flour, sifted
- 1/2 cup flax meal
- 1/4 cup chia seed + 1/4 cup water, set aside to gel
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
How to do it:
- Preheat oven to 325°
- Mix together dry ingredients, adding chia gel.
- Add wet ingredients, mixing well.
- Grease a baking pan (I use a standard bread pan; it’s what I have!) with a bit more butter & gently place batter inside. It’s a very dense, heavy batter than doesn’t rise all that much, so be sure to not squish it firmly into the pan.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean!
- Serve warm smothered in butter, or after it’s cooled, with peanut butter & jelly. Enjoy!