Above is a picture of what it looks like (I bought mine in Austria, hence the name on the packet) and it’s quite dark olive green colour. It doesn’t look appetising and will darken your baked goods, but it works really well in baking. The key is to not add too much! I found 1/2 cup (100 g) of this flour was just enough for the bread without overpowering the flavour too much.
This recipe makes a medium loaf that yields about 10 slices. It’s dense and dark (due to the colour of the hemp flour) but has a good bounce and fluffiness to it (for paleo bread, that is).
Per slice, you are looking at 6 grams of carbohydrates (most of it in the form of fibre), 9 grams of protein (that’s the same as a large egg), and 15-17 grams of fat. And did I mention the fibre content? It’s high! 4-5 grams per slice as well. High protein, fat and fibre content make this bread very filling, and I find that I only need 1-2 slices to feel quite full.
About hemp flour
You could pack it for a hiking trip or on a road trip together with some dried sausage/salami or a tin of sardines or salmon. It’s great with an egg on top, as well.
The recipe is really straightforward. You will need a baking loaf tin, about 20cm long and 7cm wide. The shape can be slightly shorter or longer and you might end up with a slightly taller or shorter bread. You will need a piece of parchment paper for the bottom.
Important note, hemp seeds contain no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the active substance in marijuana that makes you feel high (and later, hungry). Hemp seeds won’t give you the munchies!
The flour is made from the ground up hemp seeds and it’s rich in healthy fats, magnesium, fibre, and protein. Hemp is also high in vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc. Plus, being gluten-free and low in carbohydrates, it’s a fantastic alternative to regular flour. You can find hemp seed flour (also called hemp flour or hemp meal) in health foods stores and online. Read more about hemp seed nutrition and benefits here.
Turn the loaf out on a baking tray, lined with either baking paper or some flour.
Preheat the oven to up to 220 °C, or as hot as you can get it.
Wholegrain rye flour 125g
In this article will look at how to make a hemp seed bread. Sourdough is used instead of commercial yeast, due to its healthiness, and that it is best for bread containing rye. Rye flour is added because it complements the flavour of the hemp seeds, while the wheat flour gives the bread a good lift and structure.
The hemp seeds can be eaten whole as they are. They have a nutty taste comparable to walnut or pine nut. Due to being hollow and brittle, hemp seeds are satisfyingly crunchy. On the other hand, they can be used to make other foods like hemp seed bread, salad, hemp milk, hemp oil, and smoothies.
Take the kneaded dough and place it in a big bowl in a warm place and cover it for three to four hours to allow it to expand a little.
Dust the loaf with flour before placing it in a pre-floured proofing basket, or into a well-floured cloth-lined colander.
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I really hope you enjoy this bread that will satisfy the keto diet as well as our paleo diet followers as well.
I really want to create some fabulous new recipes using hemp seeds. Hemp seeds are not only tasty but very low in carbohydrate. They are also high in plant-based protein, and seriously tasty.
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With so many keto bread recipes available it can be really hard to find a good one. I love this recipe because it is not only tasty but takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. Simple mix then pop it into the oven to bake.
This keto seed bread is a delicious gluten free bread that everyone can enjoy!
It is the chunky bits that make this bread all the better.
However, I do recommend just a rough chop of the nuts and seeds. The secret is you don’t want them all made into meal.