I have a bread machine. Someday I’m going to dust it off and restart my breadmaking frenzy of the 1990s. But these days I’m oh so happy to be sampling Sun-Dried Tomato Seed and Nut Bread, which is worth its weight – 2 lbs, 10 oz – in golden goodness.
Don’t be put off by the density. Slice it thinly with a good bread knife or electric knife, and you’ll have about 28 slices to share.
Sun-Dried Tomato Seed and Nut Bread
- 1 c almonds
- 1 c walnuts
- 1 c flax seeds
- 1 c sunflower seeds
- 1 c pumpkin seeds
- 1 c sesame seeds (Black ones used here.)
- 1/2 c chopped sun-dried tomatoes (I used the type that comes soaked in oil.)
- 5 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 t kosher salt
- 1/3 c oil (Oil is optional, according to some testers.)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 10 x 4½ or 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well. Pour mixture into loaf pan and even out the top. Bake for an hour. The cooked loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Cool for about an hour. Make thin slices with an electric knife. Good fresh or toasted. Keep refrigerated. Can be frozen. Serve plain or smeared with goat cheese, hummus or thick yogurt. Serves 12 – 20.
- Replace almonds and walnuts with hazelnuts and pecans.
- Replace sun-dried tomatoes with black olives, dried blueberries, cranberries, raisins or dried cherries.
- Seed and nut bread has been called stone age, paleo and life changing. There’s even a complex dehydrated seed cracker version. You can go nuts mixing and matching ingredients.
- Ever wonder if seeds and nuts are good for you or why walnuts and pecans are outrageously good?
- Four out of 7 super seeds to eat daily are included in Sun-Dried Tomato Seed and Nut Bread.
- Keep your food fresh in reusable, washable Bee’s Wrap, a natural alternative to plastic wrap. I’ve used it to wrap fruits and veggies, to cover bowls, anything but meat. Made from beeswax, cloth, tree resin and jojoba oil, Bee’s Wrap absorbs the heat of your hands and molds into shape. It’s revolutionary and a throwback to pre-plastic times.
(Disclaimer: Bee’s Wrap was sent to JC for review. The opinions expressed are genuine.)