Healthy and Nutritious Whole Grain Bread

 Healthy Whole Grain Bread 

When I came across the benefits of this Navara ari, being a super food, I had to try ways to include it in our diet in a fun and delicious way, and I experimented this bread and oh boy! Did it turn out delicious? I was spell bound, I was expecting an utter flop. Ever since I posted a snippet of the bread on my stories, I always get recipe requests of the same, so I decided to share the recipe ASAP so that I could benefit others. 

This healthy bread is such a wonderful breakfast idea, especially for new moms, and working moms, who have little to no time to spend in the kitchen, right in the morning. Around 3 slices of the bread with banana slices and/ natural peanut butter with a drizzle of honey will keep you full and energetic for a long time. This bread is so delicious and regularly consuming whole grains can reduce, your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity.

The only main task is to wash, dry, grind and sieve the grains and rice. This bread does not require proofing/rising. When the baking soda reacts with vinegar, it helps to keep the bread soft (Please note: The bread is made of rice, so do not expect it to be soft and fluffly). Well, since the bread contains barley, it can't be called be called gluten free either. The bread contains Navara Ari (red rice), barley, popcorn kernels, flax seeds, and chia seeds, super nutritional bread, I must say! I always feel so good after I eat these bread slices. Make sure to pour honey generously. And the bread stays fresh in air tight container/ plastic bag for 2 days, after which refrigerate and reheat the slices when required. The best part is that my girl loves this bread too. One happy momma here! Alhamdulilah.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Barley (washed, dried, ground and sifted)
  • 1/2 cup Navara Ari (washed, dried, ground and sifted) 
  • 1/2 cup Popcorn Kernels (ground and sifted)
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Flax seeds 
  • Salt, a pinch
  • 2-3 tbsp Honey, Organic 
  • 2 Large Eggs/ 3 Medium Eggs
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda 
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar 
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions :

  1. Wash Navara Ari and Barley and dry in direct sunlight.
  2. Ground and Sieve Barley, Navara Ari, and Popcorn Kernels.

  3. In a large bowl, add the ground and sift whole grains, to which add in Chia seeds and Flax seeds, salt, baking soda and mix well with a whisk.

  4. In a separate bowl, crack in 2-3 eggs, Honey, Olive Oil and Vinegar and mix well using a fork.
  5. Add the egg mixture to the whole grains, mix well using a spatula.
  6. A soft dough is formed. Pre heat the oven to 180 deg C.

  7. In a loaf pan lined with baking sheet, transfer the dough and level the dough usimg a spatula and bake the bread for 25-30 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Allow the bread to cool on a cooling rack.
  9. Cut into slices and enjoy with sliced bananas and/ peanut butter drizzled with a generous amount of honey.



Flax seeds are not whole grains, you may skip them if required.

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