Ezekiel Bread

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This Ezekiel bread 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.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 loaves

This Ezekiel bread, made from sprouted grains and beans, is an easy and healthy recipe to make at home.

What Is Ezekiel Bread?

Ezekiel bread is a type of whole grain bread that gets its name from an ancient bread formula found in the Bible. Made from sprouted grains and beans, Ezekiel bread is chock-full of healthy vitamins and minerals.

Ezekiel Bread Ingredients

These are the wholesome ingredients you'll need to make this homemade Ezekiel bread recipe:

· Water: You'll need warm water to dissolve the yeast.
· Honey and oil: Dissolve the yeast with honey and oil for subtle sweetness and moisture.
· Yeast: Use two packages of active dry yeast for two loaves.
· Wheat berries: Wheat berries are the whole wheat kernels with the bran and germ intact, but the husk removed.
· Spelt flour: Spelt flour is a type of whole wheat flour made from the entire grain.
· Barley: Barley is a chewy cereal grain with a mild taste.
· Millet: Millet is a small, round grain in the grass family.
· Beans: You'll need dry green lentils, dry great Northern beans, dry kidney beans, and dry pinto beans.
· Salt: Salt enhances the overall flavor of the bread.

How to Make Ezekiel Bread at Home

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make your own Ezekiel bread:

1. Activate the yeast with the water, honey, and oil.
2. Stir the grains and beans together, then grind them in a flour mill.
3. Add the flour mixture and salt to the yeast mixture. Stir to form a loose dough.
4. Pour the dough into prepared loaf pans and let rise.
5. Bake in the preheated oven until the loaves are golden brown.

Is Ezekiel Bread Gluten-Free?

No, Ezekiel bread isn't gluten-free. Even though the recipe doesn't contain traditional all-purpose flour, three of the ingredients (wheat berries, spelt flour, and barley) contain gluten.

How to Store Ezekiel Bread

Store Ezekiel bread at room temperature for up to three days. After three days, you'll need to freeze it. The best way to freeze Ezekiel bread is in individual slices so you can thaw them as-needed.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"This bread has become our favorite," says jill stewart. "I grind and bake it every two weeks. I keep the fresh small loaves in the freezer until we finish the previous loaf, and it is absolutely perfect. I don't just like this bread. It is the BEST bread that I have ever eaten."

"This is a very hearty bread," according to Connie Duran. "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."

"This is a great diet meal for the money," says MelWad. "It also makes a great french toast! I ran out of honey last time and substituted a small portion of molasses."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams

Ingredients

  • 4 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 1 cup honey

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • 2 ½ cups wheat berries

  • 1 ½ cups spelt flour

  • ½ cup barley

  • ½ cup millet

  • ¼ cup dry green lentils

  • 2 tablespoons dry great Northern beans

  • 2 tablespoons dry kidney beans

  • 2 tablespoons dried pinto beans

  • 2 tablespoons salt, or to taste

Directions

  1. Mix water, honey, olive oil, and yeast in a large bowl. Let sit for 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, stir together wheat berries, spelt flour, barley, millet, lentils, great northern beans, kidney beans, and pinto beans together until well mixed. Grind in a flour mill.

  3. Add fresh milled flour mixture and salt to yeast mixture; stir until well mixed, about 10 minutes. The dough will be loose.

  4. Pour dough into two greased 9x5-inch loaf pans.

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

  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until loaves are golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

221 Calories
5g Fat
40g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 221
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 585mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 175mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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