Yeast Free Ayurvedic Bread Recipe
In Ayurveda , eating bread can be part of a great satisfying meal for some dosha types.
Homemade healthy yeast-free bread can be very nutritious and included in your Ayurvedic diet.
This Ayurvedic recipe is one of my favorites that taste great, especially when eaten just out of the oven.
Spread some ghee and on it and let it melt into your mouth.
The bread is rich and hearty so you don’t need to eat a lot of it to keep your stomach full.
In fact the last thing you want to do is stuff you face and over fill your stomach.
Eat it in moderation, perhaps with some fruit for breakfast or with some dal at lunch.
This particular recipe includes dairy. Dairy such as ghee and whole milk strengthens the Ojas (your vitality), so in moderation it can be healthy and nourishing.
I do have a non-dairy version which I will share with you in the future but for now enjoy this delicious Ayurvedic bread recipe.
If you have some other healthy grains or seeds you would like to add to it, then go for it. Adding sesame seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds or flax seeds can increase this bread’s nutritional value.
You could also try adding some raisins (3/4 of a cup) with a teaspoon of freshly ground cinnamon for some hearty delicious raisin bread.
Prep time: 5 min Active cooking time: 25 – 30 min Total time to make: 30 -35 min
Serves: 2 to 4 people
- 1 cups of rolled oats or grounded steel cut oats
- 1 cup of whole wheat flour or spelt flour
- 2 teaspoons of **baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon rock salt or sea salt
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup/agave syrup (optional)
- 1/2 cup of apple sauce (good egg substitute, alternatively you could use 1 egg)
- 2 tablespoons of ghee
- 1 cup of milk
*Use fresh organic ingredients if possible
** Use aluminum free, corn free organic rice starch baking powder if possible
Preparation and cooking procedure
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Grind (optional) oatmeal or steel-cut oats in a coffee grinder or blender.
3. In a large bowl combine the oatmeal, flour, baking powder and salt.
4. In a separate bowl mix and stir the maple syrup/agave, apple sauce, ghee and milk.
5. Combine the dry and wet mixtures and stir until a soft dough is formed.
6. Kneed and form the dough into a ball and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
7. Bake in a preheated oven for about 25 -30 minutes, or when a tooth pick comes out clean – the bottom of loaf should sound hollow when tapped.
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