Chia Bread Recipes

The following information is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness.
Chia Seeds

We created a page with a couple of chia recipes awhile back, and although we still love and use those recipes, we wanted to add additional concoctions, plus devote a page specifically to chia bread.

Here is a recap of some of the benefits of consuming chia…

Chia is said to:

  • have triple the antioxidant levels of blueberries
  • have double the protein of any other seeds or grains
  • be a rich source of calcium
  • contain the mineral boron, which aids in the absorption and utilization of calcium in our bodies
  • have double the potassium than a banana
  • have triple the iron found in spinach
  • be a great source of essential fatty acids (the ‘good’ fats)

People use 1/4 cup of chia gel (made from soaking seeds in water for about 10-15 minutes) as a direct replacement for eggs in recipes.

Included below are recipes for Chia Shortbread, Banana-Chia-Nut Bread, as well as Onion-Chia Bread.

Chia Shortbread

Equipment Needed:

  • Juicer (if preparing fresh apple juice)

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Put the chia seeds in the apple juice and let soak for about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  3. Leave to soak for at least 10 more minutes.
  4. Enjoy!

Banana-Chia-Nut Bread

Equipment Needed:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of fresh vegetable juice pulp (just grab what comes out of the ‘other’ side of the juicer)
  • 8 tablespoons of ground chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup of walnuts (or other nut)
  • 3/4 cup of raisins
  • 5 bananas

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, or possibly even a blender, mix together the vegetable pulp and bananas.
  2. Next, mix in the seeds.
  3. In a bowl, mix in the walnuts and raisins with a spoon or by hand.
  4. Shape into a loaf, or whatever shape you want.
  5. Eat it up!

Onion-Chia Bread

Equipment Needed:

  • Dehydrator
  • Food Processor (or blender)
  • Personal Blender (optional for “ground” ingredients)

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, using the ‘S’ blade, cut onions into small chunks.
  2. Transfer onions to mixing bowl and add in other ingredients, mixing thoroughly.
  3. Smooth out (1/4″ thick) onto teflex sheets or unbleached parchment paper.
  4. Dehydrate for 2 hours at 115 degrees.
  5. Transfer to mesh and continue to dehydrate at 105 degrees overnight (or until crispy).
  6. Break into pieces.
  7. Eat right away or store in fridge (air tight container).

Now, there are of course baked versions of chia bread, but why not keep all the nutrients in tact, rather than destroy them with heat when you have these yummy raw recipes to choose from?

The above information is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. It is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes. The statements above have not been evaluated by the FDA (or your country's equivalent). Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Posted January 5, 2013 by rawfoodhealth in Raw Food Recipes

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