Gluten-free Sprouted Bread

When I was getting tested for celiac disease my Naturopath recommended that I stick to sprouted breads to ease my way into eating gluten again.

As an attempt to stay positive about the whole experience, I looked forward to trying out 100% sprouted bread -- something I’d been recommending to many of my clients for years.

It was everything I’d ever expected and then some. If there’s anything I miss now that I’m off gluten for good, it’s that darn bread. Have you ever tried it?

Memories of sweet sprouted bread came flashing before me last weekend when I was hit with a strong craving for a thick slice of french toast.

French toast + sprouted bread = pure bliss

Pure gluteny bliss…


So what does Leanne do when she’s craving a food she can’t have?

First, she talks in third person because; if you didn’t know, that gets the creative juices flowing.

Second, she finds a random Ezekiel recipe online and gets to work on substituting. [Some of you refer to this "process" as leannifying]

Third, after 6 days of sprouting, draining, and dehydrating, she tries the recipe once and nails it.

Forth, she enjoys 2 slices of coconut cream [sprouted] french toast for breakfast on a Friday morning.

Her life is awesome, and yours will be too.

… that’s if you make this of course.

One thick slice =

I cannot even begin to share how excited I was when two loaves emerged from the oven.

Two completely perfect loaves.

Why? Because I’ve never been successful in mastering a new bread recipe on the first attempt. Generally, all bread recipes that come out of my kitchen have at least 3 iterations.

What made me even happier was that I’d decided to add currants and pecans to one of the loaves last minute.


Gluten-free Sprouted Spiced Pecan Bread

Reserve half of the dough from the recipe above and add:

  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch dried/powdered ginger
  • 1/4 tsp finely ground stevia leaf or 1/4 cup palm sugar

While I’m trying to decide which version I like best, you should check out the Alberta skies time lapse we created from our bathroom window this week.

I have a feeling we’re going to be making a whole bunch of these in the future.