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Hmmm…can you smell the homemade bread already?  Our first loaf of bread for this week is Chia Seed Bread!

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Chia Seed Bread-seeds

Chia seeds contain the highest amount of Omega 3 than any other food. Besides omega, these little babies are full of awesome nutrients such as fiber, antioxidants and protein.  In other words, they are terribly good for us!  So this recipe is going to give you a super nutritious loaf of goodness!

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CHIA SEED BREAD

Recipe makes 1 – 1 ½ pound loaf
  • Warm water (110° F/45° C)
  • 3 T organic agave
  • 2 ¼ t or 1 (.25 ounce) package bread machine yeast
  • 1/4 c oil
  • 3 c bread flour
  • 2 T. chia seeds
  • 1 t sea salt

In a one cup measuring cup, add the 3 T. of agave then fill the rest with warm water until it reaches 1 cup of liquid. 

*(I use a thermometer to make sure the temp is at 110°). 

Pour this liquid into the bread machine pan, add the yeast and blend till smooth.  Allow to dissolve and foam, (about 10 minutes).  Once that’s dissolved, add the oil and stir slightly.  In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt and chia seeds, then add to the top of the liquids in the pan. Select Basic or White Bread setting, and press Start.


Chia Seed Bread-ingredients

PRE-MADE bread ingredient bags

As soon as I buy a new bag of flour I mix up portions in freezer bags to use for later.  You could do this while you’re waiting for the bread to bake.  Then all I have to do on baking day is grab a bag from the freezer, allow to warm up to room temp, then I combine the liquids and start the bread machine!

Steps:
  • Measure out the dry ingredients (basically the flour & salt).  But if you’re making wheat, chia seed, etc., you will combine that with the flour. 
  • Pour into quart freezer bag, label and freeze. 
Cost:
I get 3 loaves of bread from (1) five pound sack of flour (with some left over) = to a little over $1 for a loaf of delicious homemade bread!!!  How’s that for a savings?
*It will be slightly higher depending on type of flour you buy.  I always buy “unbleached” flour and I’m currently experimenting with organic coconut and almond flour which are priced higher!
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 The Chia Seed bread is by far my favorite loaf of bread!  It’s moist, the agave adds a natural sweetness, it’s fluffy and light!

It will make great sandwiches and a heck of a piece of toast~

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