Root veg & seed loaf

What a well behaved robust alternative loaf this makes.  Great for cold winter days when you fancy something different.  Freezes beautifully. 

Ingredients

  • 300g well-cooked root veg of your choice, I used parsnip & butternut squash ( you can use up to 400g, depending on the water content / density of the root veg)
  • 120g ground flax (linseed)
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour (can be swapped for 4 tbsp oat flour)
  • 40g ground psyllium husks
  • 60g whole sunflower seeds
  • 50g whole pumpkin seeds
  • 4 eggs (organic if possible)
  • 1 heaped tsp each baking powder & bicarb
  • 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • Seasoning
  • Any herbs you wish to add—I used dried sage & fresh parsley

Method

  1. Cook the root veg until soft in the best way to suit you. I roasted mine in the oven, skins on, with rapeseed oil, when cooking another meal.  Then I chilled it until needed. 
  2. Turn the oven to 180 / 160 fan and line or grease a large loaf tin.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs to the root veg and whizz with a hand blender until there are no lumps left.
  4. Then add all the other ingredients and beat well.
  5. Leave to stand for 5 minutes, then turn out into the loaf tin
  6. Bake for about an hour BUT check after about 20 mins to see if you need to cover the top (if going to brown)
  7. It is cooked when a skewer comes out clean.
  8. Leave to cool in the tin. Slice when cold, and then chill or freeze.

Servings:

7-8

Ready In:

1 hr 15 mins (when veg is pre-cooked)

Good For:

Breakfasts & lunches

Health Benefits

Parsnips are probably the sweetest of all root vegetables, I love them roasted simply in coconut oil with a few chopped chestnuts, they are almost like dessert then!  Their woody stems mean they are a great source of fibre as well as Vitamin C, manganese & folate.

Pumpkin seeds— particularly high in zinc & magnesium, & a great source of fibre & healthy fats.  These seeds are thought to help reduce inflammation, improve focus & boost immunity.  Also 1 of the best sources of tryptophan, which converts to serotonin in the body to help with boosting moods, good sleep, and appetite.  A great source of magnesium, & Vitamins C & E.

Linseeds (flaxseeds) are 1 of the worlds oldest crops are can be either golden or dark brown.  An amazing little seed, providing omega 3, fibre, B Vitamins, calcium, & magnesium.  The highest source of lignins of any plants, research shows this help slower the risk of hormone related cancers & improve general health.  Great for women in mid life when oestrogen levels change.

R

Low Sugar

R

Vegetarian

R

Gluten Free

National Centre for Eating Disorders
Healthy Minds Club
UK Health Coaches
Aspire Coaching Group
Food Hygiene Rating

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This