You know that really easy no-knead bread that was all the craze last spring?
Well, this isn't it. It's even easier! As there is no yeast, there is no need to wait for the dough to rise. Just mix your favourite seeds into the dough and bake for 30 mins. Easy, right? This bread is similar to Irish soda bread. Dense but not heavy, with a crumbly crust, it's delicious for lunch with a yummy soup or for breakfast buttered with jam. You can even use it on a charcuterie board with your favourite local cheeses. One of the best additions to this is the seeds. Of course, our first addition is hemp hearts. Manitoba Hemp Hearts! Without going into the major health benefits, their nutty flavour is just one perk. Chia, sunflower seeds, and flax add even more benefits to this loaf. People are going to come into your kitchen and wonder what the amazing smell is- even before having a bite.
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp hemp hearts
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp flax seeds
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 375° and grease a 5x9" loaf tin.
Mix the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
Mix together the hemp hearts and all the seeds in a small bowl and save 1 tbsp of the mixture. Add the seed mixture to the flour and mix well.
Pour in the buttermilk and incorporate it into the flour mixture. It is going to be very sticky so mix as best as possible and then use your hands to finish the dough without overworking it.
Spread the dough as evenly as possible into the greased loaf tin and sprinkle with the remaining seed mixture.
Bake for 30 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool in tin for 10 mins and then turn out onto a wire rack.
This bread is delicious served warm but can be kept for a week well wrapped.