I have no idea if this actually is Nordic...some sources call it Viking Bread, which may be even harder to nail down. I call it GOOD, and make it when I want a hearty, filling bread-like creature. (No flour, no grain of any kind, no yeast.)
It's not inexpensive to make, but it is a special treat.
The original recipe calls for walnuts and almonds, but since I'm allergic, I tweak it! It's quite versatile--the original recipe has no raisins or sweetener, but I added a little of both--sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. It would be good as a savory herb bread as well.
|Dense and rich, and full of nutrients!|
So here's how:
Preheat oven to 320 degrees, and prepare a loaf pan by greasing and flouring, or lining with parchment paper.
- 6 T pumpkin seeds
- 6 T sunflower seeds
- 6 T cashews (raw or roasted)
- 2 T sesame seeds
- 2 T poppy seeds (optional)
- 1 T hempseed (optional)
- 1-2 T flaxseed meal
- handful of raisins (optional)
- 1 T coconut or maple sugar (optional)
- 1 tsp salt
- 5 eggs
- 1/4 cup olive oil (or other healthy oil)
Bake for one hour or until knife inserted comes out clean.
|Beat eggs, and add oil and dry ingredients, stirring well to mix.|
|Pour into greased or parchment lined loaf pan (can use two small ones for special treats or gifts!)|
|Nuts need not be chopped--I didn't--but you can.|
|Serve with butter, if you wish, but it sure doesn't need it.|