A delicious way to get one whole serving of both vegetables and whole grain before 12pm! This savory quick bread tastes too good to be healthy!
Slather it with some hummus, or toast it up and serve it with eggs.
...and you might just decide to have it again at lunch time as a super healthy sandwich bread!
difficulty level: beginner
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 50 minutes
- fine cheese grater
- loaf pan
- food processor (optional)
what you need:
- 1.5 cups gluten free all purpose flour. I like Bob's Red Mills.
- 1 cup teff flour (you can skip this and use any other gluten free grain, oat flour, Buckwheat, millet etc)
- 3 tbsp dry nutritional (inactive) yeast, for a cheesy flavor, if not vegan you can absolutely add 3 tbsp of sharp cheddar or Parmesan cheese .
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp stevia
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- measure 2 cups finely packed kale leaves, then finely chop them up (i used food processor, but a knife will work well too)
- 1 cup packed finely grated summer squash or zucchini
- 2 "vegan eggs": 2 tbsp flax seed meal with 5 tbsp hot water, mix and let stand at least 5 min. *yes you can just use 2 regular eggs if not vegan.
- 1/2 cup full fat canned coconut milk
- 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp avocado oil or melted coconut oil
- optional: 2 tbsp of my skinny caramelized onions (click on the link/blue writing)
what to do:
- preheat oven to 400 degrees
- grease a standard loaf pan
- combine flax seed meal with water and set aside for 5 minutes
- combine all wet ingredients with chia seeds; coconut milk, oils, apple cider vinegar and let sit for 5 minutes. the acidity in the vinegar will turn the coconut milk into " yogurt".
- combine wet ingredients and flax meal and mix well
- add kale and grated squash/zucchini & caramelized onions to wet mixture, mix well and set aside.
- combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl, mix well with a whisk, letting the flours baking powder, salt, nutritional yeast and stevia and spices distribute evenly.
- slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stir with large spatula, keep stirring until a sticky mixture forms with no dry flour visible.
- let the mixture sit 5 minutes to combine then stir one more time.
- if the dough looks too dry, add one tablespoon of water at a time and mix.
- pour dough into loaf pan, sprinkle dough with some extra chia seeds (optional), and i added some grated squash on top too, this is purely a presentation thing :)
- put into oven and bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees
- reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake an additional 40 minutes.
- remove loaf pan from oven, let sit for 5 minutes
- then remove from pan and let cool on cooling rack at least 10 minutes.