This is the bread that Ezekiel lived off of while he was in the desert for two years. It is supposed to be nutritionally complete. The recipe calls for grinding your own flour from a variety of grains and dried beans.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Measure the water, honey, olive oil, and yeast into a large bowl. Let sit for 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Stir all of the grains and beans together until well mixed. Grind in a flour mill. Add fresh milled flour and salt to the yeast mixture; stir until well mixed, about 10 minutes. The dough will be like that of a batter bread. Pour dough into two greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.

  • Let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until dough has reached the top of the pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes, or until loaves are golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

221 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 40g; fat 5.4g; sodium 584.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2004
Very good! It was easy to make and went fast! It is a little crumbly though, just don't try to slice it until it is cool. Don't be intimidated by the whole 'grinding your own flour' thing, you can easily do it in a blender, just use small amounts. Everything you need can be found in a health food store. Have fun! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2010
This bread is easy and fun to make and is very healthy but i took off two stars because the recipe is has mistake in the ingredients. It should say 2 tsp. of salt not 2 Tablespoons. The first time we made it it was very salty so we researched it and all the other ezekiel recipes online call for 2 tsp of salt. Read More
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55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2010
This bread is easy and fun to make and is very healthy but i took off two stars because the recipe is has mistake in the ingredients. It should say 2 tsp. of salt not 2 Tablespoons. The first time we made it it was very salty so we researched it and all the other ezekiel recipes online call for 2 tsp of salt. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2004
Very good! It was easy to make and went fast! It is a little crumbly though, just don't try to slice it until it is cool. Don't be intimidated by the whole 'grinding your own flour' thing, you can easily do it in a blender, just use small amounts. Everything you need can be found in a health food store. Have fun! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2008
the recipe is just like what I pay $4.89 loaf int eh health store I figure-by the time I buy all the ingredients-electricity for the oven my time--I will keep buying the already made loaf Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2010
Very good bread.I soak the wheat berries first,cover with water,(2 days),change water once a day,then drain,and grind.Barley and beans I soak overnight then drain and grind.Millet and lentils I leave dry.Sometimes I decrease the water amount by half cup just depends on how the dough feels.I use chickpeas instead of beans too.You can even let the beans and wheat sprout then grind.I find you get the same benefits but no gas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Yes this bread is nutritionally complete. If you are interested in making things like this you probably would like to read the book "What Would Jesus Eat?" by Dr. Don Colbert. You can get it at Christian bookstores. Also you can buy this bread already made from health food stores. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2007
This bread is filling! I keep it wrapped and refrigerated. I have one slice for breakfast every morning and it lasts about 2 weeks. This is a great diet meal for the money. It also makes a great french toast! I ran out of honey last time and substituted a small portion of molasses. It gave a robust flavor, but didn't rise as much as I thought it should. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2008
This is very hearty bread. Must be treated like a sweet bread in that it holds together better if put in a plastic wrap and then used the next day. Very filling. Pleasant texture. I keep mine in the frig. Warms nicely in a toaster oven. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2003
Very yummy bread but also very gas producing due to the bean content. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
I used only 2 tsp of salt and this bread came out wonderful. My husband and I own a store where we have all the ingredients at hand - and homemade is so much better than store bought. My children enjoyed helping put the ingredients together too. The bread was crumbly when very warm but even better the next day -- all 8 of my children asked to have it for breakfast. Read More
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