With hundreds of gluten-free options on the market now, it is essential to consider if the ingredients are healthy to be taking into your body. How can gluten-free bread be delicious and nutritious? A great way to make gluten-free bread is with lentils. This way, you can use organic, natural ingredients and still provide bread for your toast and sandwiches.
Lentil Bread Recipe
Use these whole ingredients to make your own gluten-free bread at home:
- 1-1/2 c of lentils (soak for 6-24 hours)
- 1/2 c water + 1 Tbs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tbs oil
After soaking the lentils, blend these ingredients, scraping the sides continually and blending until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and add:
- 4 tsp ground flax seeds
- 1/2 c cornstarch
- 2-3/4 tsp baking powder
Mix well and pour into a parchment-lined bread pan. Garnish the top with the best healthy nuts and seeds. You can even chop a gluten-free healthy trail mix and add it on top of your bread. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and cook for 45 minutes, checking it frequently toward the end.
The best part about your lentil bread is how to make it your own. You can add texture by topping it with crushed almonds. Or you can throw on some pumpkin seeds or pistachios for a chewy crunch.
Ways to Eat Lentil Bread
Now that you’ve made your own gluten-free, healthy bread, you can enjoy it in several ways:
- Top with crunchy peanut or almond butter
- Avocado toast with sliced tomatoes and roasted cashews
- Open-face turkey sandwich
- Toast and Fried Egg
You can indulge in healthy foods that taste good. Remember to choose a snack for health promotion, fueling your body and giving it the energy boost it needs. All carb snacks will not last long in your system, so pair carbs with protein to keep your body energized for prolonged amounts of time.
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