Ingredients Used to Make Ezekiel Bread

Mayuri Kulkarni Nov 8, 2018
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Ingredients used in Ezekiel bread vary from those used in regular bread. Here is a list of ingredients you can use to make this bread, along with a recipe and its nutritional content.
Ezekiel is a priest mentioned in the Bible, who preached for almost 22 years sometime in the 6th century B.C. Ezekiel bread, also referred as "Bible bread", is a typical bread that was consumed by Ezekiel during his wilderness.
This bread is mentioned in Ezekiel 4: 9, of the Bible, which goes like this, "Take also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt, and put them in one vessel, and make bread of it". It is said that, because of the typical ingredients of this bread, Ezekiel could survive in the wilderness.
Wheat, barley, lentils, and different types of beans are some of the main ingredients of Ezekiel bread. Before taking a look at the recipe, let us know what are the ingredients used to make this bread.
  • Sprouted wheat
  • Filtered water
  • Sprouted barley
  • Sprouted millet
  • Malted barley
  • Sprouted lentils
  • Sprouted soybeans
  • Sprouted spelt
  • Fresh yeast
  • Wheat gluten
  • Sea salt

Ezekiel Bread Recipe

  • Active dry yeast, 2 packages (¼ oz.)
  • Barley, ½ cup
  • Dry green lentils, ¼ cup
  • Dry great Northern beans, 2 tbsp.
  • Dry kidney beans, 2 tbsp.
  • Dried Pinto beans, 2 tbsp.
  • Millet, ½ cup
  • Honey, 1 cup
  • Olive oil, ½ cup
  • Warm water, 4 cups
  • Spelt flour, 1½ cups
  • Wheat berries, 2½ cups
  • Salt, 2 tbsp.
Take a large mixing bowl and combine yeast, water, olive oil, and honey in it. Leave the mixture for about 5 minutes. Then, combine all the beans and grains and mix them together. Grind this mixture with help of a flour mill. Add this freshly ground flour into the mixture of yeast and other ingredients.
Mix them together for about 10 minutes to attain a texture of bread batter. Now, take two, 9×5 inch, loaf pans and grease them with cooking spray. Pour the dough into these greased pans and keep them in a warm place for about an hour. Then preheat the oven to 350°F and bake for about 50 minutes.

Nutritional Information

This bread is considered as a very healthy bread. It is said that the combination of all the ingredients provides proteins that are present in milk and eggs.
It is observed that the proteins obtained from the plant sources contain almost the double amount of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, than obtained from the protein from meat and other animal products. The calories in one slice of Ezekiel bread are very less and hence this bread can be consumed by weight watchers.
Researches state that one slice of Ezekiel bread contains 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of proteins. Since the bread is not made from refined flour, it contains very less amount of carbohydrates.
Moreover, it does not contain cholesterol, sugar, and saturated fats. It has very low glycemic index and hence, people suffering from diabetes can enjoy eating this bread with worrying about its health risks.
Though there are not many brands that manufacture Ezekiel bread, Ezekiel bread 4:9, is very popular among bread lovers. The reviews of this brand, state that this bread is a very good quality bread and is packed with several health benefits.
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