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Carob Bread

Prep Time20 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time55 mins

I can't say enough about this bread. It's a quick bread that's plant based and low in sugar. It's moist and soft but sturdy enough to add nut butter and jam on a slice. There's a depth of flavor in the bread from the sourdough starter, the carob and the addition of reishi mushroom. This recipe is perfect if you're looking for a another way to use your spelt sourdough starter.

 1 ¾ cups einkorn flour
 ¼ cup carob powder
 1 tsp reishi mushroom powder (this can be left out if you don't have it)
 ½ tsp baking soda
 ½ tsp sea salt
 ¾ cup spelt sourdough starter (125 grams)
 2 tbsp maple syrup
 ¼ cup coconut oil
 2 flax seed eggs (2 Tbls of flaxseeds and 6 Tbls of filtered water)
 ½ cup non dairy milk ( I used homemade brazil nut milk)
 1 tsp vanilla extract
1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly brush a little coconut oil in a loaf pan and line the pan with parchment paper I used a 10 x 5 x 3 loaf pan.

2

In a small bowl place 2 tablespoons of flaxseed and 6 tablespoons of filtered water to make your flaxseed eggs. Place to the side for the flaxseed to thicken.

3

Place the einkorn flour, carob, reishi powder, baking soda and sea salt in one bowl. Whisk together.

4

In another bowl place 1/4 cup of liquid coconut oil, maple syrup, flaxseed eggs, vanilla extract and sourdough starter. Mix together. Then add the nondairy milk and mix.

5

Add the flour mixture to the liquid and mix thoroughly.

6

Pour the batter into the lined loaf pan.

7

Bake for 35 minutes. If you're using a smaller loaf pan like a 9 x 5 x 3, it might take longer, about 10 more minutes.

8

You can tell it's done by the cracks on top of the bread. Also by poking a toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean. Plus the smell of the bread will definitely let you know it's ready!

9

After about 15 minutes of cooling, remove the bread out of the pan to finish cooling.

10

After cooled you can then slice and eat! On my slice I spread sunflower seed butter and bilberry preserves on top. Delicious!