My mom picked up a 3lb bag of flax meal several months ago and I finally got around to experimenting with it. The other day I made this grain free recipe and while it was good, I knew I could make it more to my tastes (and increase the recipe to make a full loaf of bread). The original recipe made a flavorful, nutty bread that had a whole-wheat quality but it wasn’t very good for sandwiches (though it made great toast).
I combined the flax meal with oat flour in equal amounts to decrease the strong flavor of the flax. It turned out even better than I expected and now I have an excellent recipe for sandwich bread. In fact, tonight I had a grilled zucchini and grilled Walla Walla Sweet onion sandwich for dinner. It was fabulous!
1 1/2 cups flax meal
1 1/2 cups oat flour
1/4 cup water
3 Tbs olive oil
1 1/2 Tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease the bottom and sides of a large loaf pan and set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine flax meal, oat flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. In a small bowl, beat together eggs, olive oil and water. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Pour bread dough into prepared loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Thanks so much for the link back to my site! Your adaptation of Kiva’s bread with the use of oat flour sounds terrific. 🙂 I’ll give it a try for sure! By the way, I did share my own version of Kiva’s bread that uses much less flax meal, but is still grain free, here: http://glutenfreeeasily.com/pantry-black-bean-corn-and-salsa-soup-with-gluten-free-grain-free-dairy-free-sugar-free-paleo-bread/