April 25, 2019
Do you love bread? I know I do! I simply cannot live without a wholesome slice of warm, homemade bread in the morning. I discovered Kamut flour during one of my visits to my local Health Food Store. It is also available online if you can’t find any locally.
Kamut is an unhybridized strain of wheat. It contains about 40% more protein, 65% more amino acids, and is more digestible than common wheat. It is low in gluten, which means some people who are sensitive to wheat can tolerate Kamut. However, if you are sensitive to gluten, please proceed with caution as this does not apply to everyone.
Kamut also contains protein, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and zinc.
Best of all, it tastes amazing! It has a chewy texture and a nutty, rich flavour that reminds me of my childhood, growing up in Northern Germany.
The addition of Chia seeds, flax seeds and your favourite trail mix, makes this bread a nutritious addition to any meal and I hope you will love it as much as I do!
Bread Machine Kamut Bread
- 1 ½ cups warm water (80-90°F)
- 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 3 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 ½ tsp. Himalayan salt
- 4 cups Kamut flour
- 2 tsp. yeast (instant or bread machine)
- ¼ cup of your favourite trail mix
(I used a mix of whole almonds, cranberries and sunflower seeds, but you can use other nuts or seeds. Be creative!)
- 1 tsp. Chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. flax seed (whole or ground)
- Place the first 7 ingredients (water through yeast), in the order listed, in the bread pan fitted with the kneading paddle.
- Place the pan in your bread maker.
- Select the Whole Wheat cycle, set the crust to medium (or to taste) and set the loaf size to Large. Press the start button to begin mixing the dough.
- If your bread maker has a “mix-in” signal, add the trail mix, chia seeds and flax seeds when the bread maker instructs you to do so. If your bread maker does not have this option, just add these ingredients once the dough is mixed well, about 5-8 minutes after the machine has started mixing the dough.
- When the cycle is complete, and your house is filled with the wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread, remove the bread from the machine and transfer it to a wire rack to cool.
- I know it will be hard, but try to resist slicing it before it is completely cooled. It will be easier to slice when allowed to cool.