>Whole wheat bread with amaranth and chia seed

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400 g whole wheat flour
100 g white bread flour
75 g each of amaranth and chia seed
1 Tb dry yeast
1 Tb honey
1 Tb olive oil
1/2 Tb salt
350 ml water

I put all the ingredients in a bread maker on the pizza function so it mixes, kneads and goes through one rise. Then I knead the dough into a loaf and let rise for 30 min in a warmed oven at 80 C (I turn the oven off once I put the dough in). Bake for 30 min in a pre-heated oven at 200 C.

The amaranth and chia seeds add a nice ‘bite’ to the bread, not to mention a high amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids for one’s health! The bread will be great toasted with some home-made apple and vanilla jelly (photos and recipe to come)…

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. JT says:

    >This sounds great! I'm not much of a baker, but this tempts me. Interestingly enough, chia seeds (Salba) are used in an organic babyfood I sometimes buy for Lila. I try to make most of her food, but she eats more (and sleeps better) when I give her store-bought mush for dinner.

  2. Jacob Hollis says:

    >When we first started cooking for our first (Madeleine), we used to make it more bland than our own food. We soon figured out that she preferred the spices (minus the chile pepper), especially garlic! So we would just serve Madeleine the same as we did, but would cook it a bit longer (to soften it up) and mash/puree if necessary. Madeleine used to love broccoli, carrot, garlic and ground coriander seed mash.Supposedly chia seeds have more healthy fatty acids (including the alpha-linolenic acids) and other nutrients than many food sources.As for better sleeping with the store-bought mush, the manufactured stuff has a lot of extra starch I noticed…it's probably filling up Lila's stomach well for the night!

  3. JT says:

    >I'm slowly finding the same, that she wants my food. Makes sense. I don't have much of a sweet tooth either, and most of the mushes I've made have had apple or pear and whatever else. Tonight she ate little bites of my hamburger lol. But after 6 or so bites, the texture starts to make her gag… is she ever going to grow out of this? See, now I want a parenting blog. I think the chia seeds may have more protein too. I also give the little Gumball ground flax seeds in her breakfast.

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