Millet Bread Recipe: possibly the healthiest bread around!
Posted May 17 2011 8:05am
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I have been promising a yummy flat bread recipe for a few weeks now on Facebook and Twitter and today I’m here to share it with you!
If you ever hanker for a good ol’ piece of bread but don’t want the yeast, refined starches or brick in the stomach feeling, this is the bread for you! It uses what is possibly the cleanest whole grain around – millet!
Millet is a slightly alkaline grain that is much easier to digest than almost any other grain. It sits right near quinoa as the best choice grains, and tops brown rice and buckwheat for health purposes. It’s also very yummy and can be enjoyed like any other rice-like grain – with stir fries, in salads, soups, plain or any other way you like it.
This time I want to show you how simple it is to make into a basic flatbread recipe that you can then doctor up with whatever flavours and toppings you like, sweet or savoury.
Easy Millet Flatbread
1 cup of millet flour
1 cup of pure water
Mix the water and flour together in a bowl. Pour into a shallow baking dish lined with baking paper or coconut oil. Bake at 180 degrees C (360 F) for about 35 minutes, or until golden brown on the edges.
That’s it! It’s so simple!
I am very careful with grains as they can be hard to digest and cause a lot of gas and bloating for some people. I don’t really get this problem but I still like to make them as easy to digest as possible.
Instead of buying the millet flour ready to go, I buy the millet grain, soak it overnight, dry it in the oven and then grind it into a flour myself. You definitely don’t have to do this but it does make it a lot easier to digest.
Here are some additions and variations you can try:
Add a little sea salt or herbamare to the bread. I prefer to add mine after with some avocado slices as a topping to the bread
Add a few pinches of cinnamon or mixed spice
Add some dried ginger – yum!
Mix the flour and water with some cooked veggies like carrot, sweet potato or pumpkin for a yummy vegetable millet bread
You can even substitute the millet flour with another grain flour of your choice.
For toppings, you could have:
Chocolate sauce (or carob) to make a sweet flatbread dessert!
Coconut oil or organic butter
Avocado slices with tomato and basil
Tahini or a nut butter (this isn’t an ideal combination but it would be yummy if you don’t worry about food combining)
Scoop salad onto your bread – yum!
These are just for starters. Get creative and enjoy what is possibly the healthiest cooked grain bread option around!
What is your favourite whole grain? How do you like to enjoy it?