If you have PCOS you should eliminate wheat (and gluten) from your diet. I wrote about the negative impact of wheat on our body in another post which you can read here. I have also shared there my spelt flour bread recipe – also highly recommended! If you are a bread-lover (as I am) then you have two options to manage your PCOS symptoms properly.
The first one is to find a bakery that sells wheat (and gluten) free bread in your area. The problem is, however, that even when bread is labelled as ‘rye bread’ or ‘wholegrain bread’ it usually also contains wheat. Wheat is added almost everywhere as it is cheap. In fact it is not easy to find nowadays 100% rye bread with no added wheat.So if you go for this option, make sure that the product you buy does not contain wheat.
The second option is to bake your own bread. I know, at this moment you are probably thinking that this is time-consuming and costs a lot. It might be time-consuming when you are making it for the first time but the more often you bake your bread, the less time it will take. Usually, it takes me about 10-15 minutes to prepare my bread dough.
Is it expensive? Well, if you compare the costs of home-baked bread to the cost of a loaf bought in a supermarket then the answer is ‘yes’, it will be more expensive. However, the price of eating healthy bread made with high quality ingredients and without wheat is priceless as it will help you to manage your PCOS symptoms.
The recipe I would like to share with you today is simple. In fact, it is the simplest bread I have ever made in my life. Even if you are not a professional baker, do not like baking at all or have never tried to bake some bread by yourself – trust me, you have nothing to worry about. There is no way you fail when making this bread. All you need to do it to buy some seeds, mix them, add beaten eggs and it is done. I told you it will be simple, didn’t I? 🙂
What do I need to make my wheat-free mixed seeds bread?
- 4 eggs
- 250g sunflower seeds
- 100g flax seeds
- 60g almond flakes
- 40g chia seeds
- 30g pumpkin seeds
- 20g oat brans
- a pinch of pink Himalayan salt
How do I do it?
- Beat the eggs and add: salt, oat brans, sunflower seeds, almond flakes, chia seeds and flax seeds.
- Mix all the ingredients well.
- Prepare a loaf tin. Grease it with a bit of butter using a kitchen towel or pastry brush to evenly spread shortening or butter on the bottom, corners, and 1 inch up the side of the tin. Line the tin with some baking paper.
- Place your bread mixture seeds mixture into the tin.
- Sprinkle pumpkin seeds over the top.
- Wrap up the tin with some aluminium foil and bake it in the oven for about 50 minutes (160 Celsius degrees/ Gas 4)
- Remove the foil and bake it for another 10-15 minutes. It is ready :).