What to Sprout I’ve been told most seeds sprout easily, as do many legumes, grains and nuts. I’ve had some interesting misadventures with fermented grains that never sprouted and beans and legumes that turned black or stunk up the place. Luckily, they were reasonably inexpensive […]
Beans to Bread: Pizza Pull-Apart Puffs These are a variation on Monkey Bread (yes, you can make Monkey Bread with this just as easily as you can with pre-made biscuit dough.) Create the Basic Recipe (or any variation previously mentioned) on the Dough cycle of your […]
Beans to Bread: Flatbread & Pizza Crusts • Create the Basic Recipe (or any variation previously mentioned) on the Dough cycle of your bread machine. • Once it has completed its cycle, remove the dough from the pan and onto a lightly floured surface. • […]
Beans to Bread: Cinnamon Rolls & Sweet Rolls
• Create the Basic Recipe (or any variation previously mentioned) on the Dough cycle of your bread machine.
• Once it has completed its cycle, remove the dough from the pan and onto a lightly floured surface.
• Roll out dough to form a 14×12-inch rectangle. Spread with softened butter and sprinkle with a mixture of 1/3 Cup sugar (or preferred sweetener) and cinnamon.
• Roll it up, jelly-roll style, starting from the long side. Seal the seam with a touch of water.
• Slice it into 12 equal pieces.
• Place in a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
• Cover and let rise in a warm place till nearly doubled (about 30 minutes).
• Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until golden.
• When you remove it from the oven, cover with foil or wax paper and a towel.
• Let cool slightly before serving.
• You can frost the warm rolls with your choice of icing, lightly butter them or leave them plain.
Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls
I’ll be the first to admit these look really sloppy, but they are worth every sticky, lickable finger!
I made these with a homemade, whole-berry cranberry sauce and Smucker’s Sugar-Free Marmalade. Let’s start with the cranberry sauce.
Homemade cranberry sauce filling
• Bring 1 Cup water and 1 Cup Sugar (or preferred sweetener) to a boil in a medium saucepan.
• Add 1 12-ounce package fresh or frozen Cranberries, rinsed and drained, and return to a boil.
• Reduce the heat and boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. When you aren’t stirring, you’ll want to have a cover on the pan. Cranberries POP!
• Cover and cool completely at room temperature, then refrigerate until ready to use.
• Then simply follow the instructions for Cinnamon Rolls above only substitute the cranberry sauce for the butter & cinnamon filling. Roll, cut and bake per instructions.
• When you remove the rolls from the oven, brush the tops with ¼ Cup Smucker’s Sugar-Free Orange Marmalade (or preferred marmalade). Let cool & enjoy!
My favorite sandwich is a Buffalo Chicken Sandwich on Pita Bread. Unfortunately, the pita bread I buy at the store will cause such an insulin response that I’ll pass out after eating one sandwich. So I set my mind to learning how to make pita […]
Baked Ezekiel Donuts have all the delicious decadence of donut shop donuts without all the empty calories and added sugars. Try these on for size!
Baked Ezekiel Donuts
- Create the Basic Recipe (or any variation previously mentioned) on the Dough cycle of your bread machine.
- Once it has completed its cycle, remove the dough from the pan and onto a lightly floured surface.
- Roll the dough out to about 1 inch thick.
- If you have a donut cutter, great! If you don’t, look around your kitchen for something that’ll do just as well. I use a plastic cup to cut the outer circle and a shot glass to cut the hole. It isn’t rocket science.
- Cut out circles in the dough and then cut the holes.
- Carefully transfer the circles to a greased baking sheet.
- Let the donuts rise for about another 30 minutes, until they are puffed and nearly doubled. Feel free to put the holes on a pan for baking too.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
- Remove the donuts from the oven and let cool for 1-2 minutes.
- Brush each one with melted butter and toss or sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar or cinnamon and sweetener.
- Glaze each warm donut with ready made, sugar free frosting.
- Let donuts cool and frost with your favorite frosting.
For jelly donuts, don’t cut holes and bake for 20 minutes.
- Once they’ve cooled, use a sharp knife to cut a 1 inch slit in the side and pivot the knife so it creates a small pocket inside.
- Using a pastry bag, insert the tip into the slit and inject about 2 Tablespoons of your favorite jelly (or pudding if you want to get really fancy).
- Dust with some powdered sugar for a nice presentation or simply eat them unsugared.
Personally, I like to use Smucker’s Sugar Free Strawberry Preserves and leave the sugar off.
For Boston Cream Pie Donuts: simply fill with vanilla pudding and glaze with chocolate frosting.
Yes, you can have homemade Ezekiel Bagels! They’re actually pretty easy. Follow the instructions below. I like my bagels big, so I generally only make 8 per 2lb batch of dough. If you’d like to make yours smaller, feel free to adjust accordingly. Create the […]
It’s All Just Bread Once I’d experimented with my recipe enough to stop baking bricks and start baking fluffy, delicious loaves of Ezekiel bread, we came to see a huge difference in the ease of digestion and level of satisfaction we found from eating this […]
Utilize these variations on the basic recipe to create specialty, artisanal Ezekiel style breads your friends and family will love.
- Add zest of one large Orange to the wet ingredients.
- Add 1 cup of Dried Cranberries, like Craisins, to the dough during the mid-cycle alert.
- Add ¼ cup Dark Cocoa Powder like Hershey’s Extra Dark and 1/2 Cup Sugar to the dry ingredients.
- Mix as usual.
Pumpkin Spice Bread
Substitute ½ cup Pumpkin Puree (canned pumpkin, not Pumpkin Pie Mix) for ¼ cup water in the wet ingredients.
Add to dry ingredients:
- 1 teaspoon powdered Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon powdered Ginger
- ¼ teaspoon powdered Nutmeg
- dash of powdered Cloves
Mix as usual.
Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Add 1 teaspoon powdered Cinnamon and 1 cup Raisins to the dough during the mid-cycle alert.
- Substitute ½ cup Oats (Quick or Old Fashioned) for ½ cup Flour.
- Mix as usual.
Any bread made with oats will produce a heavier loaf with less loft. If you like a hearty, high-protein, low-glycemic, breakfast bread for toast, try making this Oatmeal variation and add ¼ Chia Seeds to the dry ingredients. It’s one of my favorites!
- Add 1 heaping Tablespoon Instant Coffee Crystals and 1 heaping Tablespoon Dark Cocoa Powder.
- Substitute 1 Cup Sprouted Rye Flour for Wheat Flour.
- Substitute ¼ Cup Dark Molasses for sweetener.
- Mix as usual.
Light Rye Bread
- Substitute 1 Cup Sprouted Rye Flour for Whole Wheat Flour and ¼ Cup Dark Molasses for sweetener.
- Mix as usual.
- Add ½ Cup Chopped Dates and ½ Cup Walnut Pieces to the dough during the mid-cycle alert.
- Substitute honey for sweetener in the wet ingredients.
- Add an extra Egg to the wet ingredients. Do not add sweetener. Mix as usual.
- When dough has cycled through on the Dough setting, remove it from the pan to a lightly floured surface.
- Cover the dough with a light dusting of flour and use the heels of your hands to flatten it to about 3 inches thick.
- Top with 1 Cup slivered almonds. Fold and knead the dough until they are mixed in evenly.
- Add a combination of 3 Cups of any combination of the following: Raisins, Golden Raisins, Dried Cranberries, Chopped Dates, Chopped Apricots, or other dried fruits or Candied Citrus Rinds. Fold and knead the dough until all the fruits are mixed in evenly.
- Flatten the dough to a 3 inch tall circle again. Then fold in half and place on a cooking stone or lightly greased baking pan in a warm, draft free, place to rise for about 30-60 minutes.
- Bake at 350 Degrees for 30 minutes.
- Immediately butter the loaf with a pastry brush as soon as you pull it out of the oven and cover with foil or wax paper and a towel (to keep the moisture in) as it cools.
- Once cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar, slice and serve.
I now use this Ezekiel bread recipe for all of the bread my family eats. Variations of it provide us with pizza crusts, copycat Little Caesar’s Italian Cheese Bread, cinnamon rolls, panettone, stollen and much more! Getting Started For instructions on sprouting your beans, please […]