Gluten Free Ezekiel Bread

Naomi Sarah Mar 5, 2019
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Gluten free Ezekiel bread can now be made in the confines of your kitchen, with easy to attain ingredients that are just as delicious as its gluten counterpart. Find out how to make this bread and what you can do to change its content to make it more agreeable to your diet.
Ezekiel bread gets its name from the prophet Ezekiel who ate this as his only form of sustenance while being in the desert for 390 days. It was specially prepared by him through God's instructions to be able to survive only on this and water.
This kind of bread can be bought from health store Food for Life (who make Ezekiel bread and other organic things), who were the first to be able to combine six kinds of organic legumes and grains which, when sprouted and then mixed, make up the bread.
The sprouting stage allows one to easily digest it, while also creating a protein that is very close in relation to what is present in eggs, whey, and milk. The protein's quality is just as good as normal protein, and comes surprisingly close to it in terms of comparison and nutrition. It also contains amino acids that are obtained from vegetable sources.
The sprouting process, when done, releases a component called maltose, which is a grain sugar that isn't easily absorbed by the body. This in turn brings on a low glycemic response, making it an ideal food choice for weight watchers and diabetic. Ezekiel bread is not gluten free, since the grains have naturally occurring gluten in their content.
Gluten free bread can be made at home, since the ingredients can be replaced with gluten-free ones to make it almost like its original counterpart.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrient and their Content in Ezekiel Bread (Portion= 1 slice, Calories= 80):
  • Fiber - 3 g
  • Fat - 0.5 g
  • Protein - 4 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Potassium - 75 mg
  • Carbohydrates - 14 g
  • Sodium - 80 mg

Original Ingredients (with Gluten)

The original ingredients that make up this bread are those that can be substituted when trying to make breads that are gluten free. The ingredients of this bread are:
  • Organic-sprouted whole oats
  • Sprouted whole barley
  • Organic sprouted whole millet
  • Malted barley
  • Organic sprouted whole kernel corn
  • Organic sprouted whole wheat
  • Fresh yeast
  • Organic sprouted whole rye
  • Organic honey
  • Sprouted whole brown rice
  • Soy lecithin
  • Molasses

Gluten Free Recipe

Celiac disease is a condition that a lot of people suffer from because their system rejects gluten. For those who wish to cancel out this add-on in meals, can try out this great recipe that doesn't contain traces of this ingredient.
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup millet
  • 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ tablespoon of sea salt
  • 2 cups of low-fat milk
  • 1 cup of sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
Preparation:
Preheat the oven to 350°F before you get started for making the bread. 24 hours prior to the day that you make your bread, soak the quinoa, sesame seeds, and millet in lukewarm water until it is ready to be added to the mixture once it has softened the next day.
This part in the process is necessary to make them sprout in a span of 24 hrs to help release their vital nutrients. Strain out the water the next day and make 2 portions of this mix. One at a time, use the first portion and put this into the mixer, blending it with one cup of low-fat milk until a good consistency. Repeat this step again for the second half.
Mix together the rest of your ingredients along with the previous mixture, and knead until smooth (loaf shape). Grease a bread pan before placing the dough in it, and slip this into the oven for about an hour. To check if it is done, you have to insert a knife into the bread and make sure it comes out clean.
You can always put an aluminum foil atop the bread pan to avoid the surface of the bread from browning too soon, leaving the center uncooked in the process. You can then slide your piping hot bread out of the oven, slicing these into medium-sized portions.
Coat these with honey and sprinkle with sesame seeds, before you dig in. You can also have this with peanut butter, jam, or a nice generous layer of cream cheese, turkey slices, and olives.
Gluten free Ezekiel bread would do better as an option in one's diet when keeping health in mind. Being also a little on the expensive side, this would make for a great recipe to cut down on the extra costs when bought from a store.