almond butter & strawberry jam sandwich

I finally did it! I made bread. Not flat bread or tortillas, but bread bread. After experimenting, I made a recipe that is versatile with all kinds of “flour”. From buckwheat flour to sunflower flour, every loaf has turned out. I hope to continue this bread making adventure and develop endless recipes.

Once again, having on hand presoaked and dehydrated nuts and seeds makes this recipe much easier. If I’m in the bread making mood, I just grab the ingredients I need, make the flour, and add the wet ingredients. Super easy.

dry ingredients:
1 c sunflower seeds (soaked and dehydrated)
1 c oat groats (soaked and dehydrated)
1 c psyllium husks
1/2 c flax seeds
1/2 c hemp seeds
1 t saltwet ingredients:
2 c water
1/4 c olive oil
1/4 c Irish moss gel (will share how-to soon)
1 T honey
juice from 1 lemon

Grind dry ingredients into a flour. Blend wet ingredients. In a food processor, slowly pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Knead and mold into a loaf. Dehydrate for 6 hours (or overnight). Slice and continue dehydrating until it reaches desired consistency.

A good peanut butter and jelly sandwich always sounds good. Not so good on the body, but wow were they tasty! Making fresh almond butter and jam was a reminder of how good sandwiches are. So many times with raw food, instead of trying to replicate “normal” food, you just make new kinds of food. However, a good sandwich can be duplicated.

Strawberry Jam
1 1/2 c thawed frozen strawberries
1 c Irish moss gel
3 T honey
juice from 1/2 a lemonAlmond Butter
3 c almonds (soaked and dehydrated)
1/2 -1 t salt

For the jam, just blend everything and let set in refrigerator. As for the almond butter, it’s quite the process, literally. After pulsing the almonds (and salt) in a food processor, it’s a slow process of breaking down the flour-like almonds until the oil separates into a creamy butter. It is worth the wait! I tried to let the food processor take a break here and there, as to not overheat, but it takes even longer. Either way, it is much cheaper (and more fresh) to make at home.

Next week: Pizza. spicy cheese kale chips.

22 Responses to almond butter & strawberry jam sandwich

  1. Such pretty photos and very helpful recipes. I can’t wait to ‘see’ and learn about Irish moss when you post on that :) Hannah, I am soon to do a post on your blog. I did make the ice cream and got some good pics, so plan on about a week and a half. I’ll let you know when. Give my love to your family :)

  2. These all look quite tasty! Have you considered doing a post/giving some tips on photo editing/food photography? You seem to be very skilled :-)

  3. I’m not sure…I’ve never made it without Irish moss. It’s a worth a try! The Irish moss gives anything a bouncy/spongy consistency.

  4. Yes. You can create whatever flour (or combination) you would like. I’ve even used a mix with hemp seeds or sunflower seeds. The more fat or oil content (i.e. hemp seeds) the denser the bread witll be.

  5. i really want to make this…BUT would like to know if oat groats can be replaced by buckwheat groats? (i cannot have oats)

    also…what dehydrator do you use?

  6. Zosia: Yes! Buckwheat would actually be a really good substitute. I prefer buckwheat myself, but not everyone cares for the flavor. Enjoy!

  7. Hi ! Just wanted to say I love your recipes, admire your blog and revere the things you say about health, prayer and God. Thanks for sharing xo

  8. Rebecca: It’s up to you! A couple hours should do for a soft bread and 6-8 hours for a more firm bread. Dehydrators can be trick so it’s best to check the bread often and get a feel for when the right “doneness” is reached.

  9. This recipe is incredible, the texture is PERFECT! The taste was too oaty for me but as she says any raw flour can be substituted so we will try it with more Buckwheat, Hemp and Flax with less oats next time. ALSO, my wife used some of the jelly to make a vinegrette… just add a little jelly, red wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar), agave or honey, olive oil and sea salt. It was AWESOME!

  10. Hi, I am new to your blog and think its really great! The only thing I’d like to point out is that Irish Moss has been proven to have significant health threats.. I’ve looked into quite a bit a few months ago when I was trying to learn to use it.. just something you might want to look into..

  11. Thanks, Alex. I’ve heard of this and have also done my research, but have yet to find any reliable source that proves Irish moss to be dangerous. The only health hazard I know of is if you are allergic to iodine you should consume Irish moss.

  12. Hi hannah, thanks for posting this recipe, I was looking for a spongy raw bread and want to try this recipe. Do you need to sook the sunflower seeds and oats and if you do for how long do they need to soak and dry, thank you for sharing.

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