When you are looking for a loaf of healthy bread, Ezekiel bread is the healthiest you can find. This bread is made from grains that have been left whole and legumes just as they begin to sprout.
When this product is measured against a white bread, which is made mainly from wheat flour that has been refined, Ezekiel bread is more abundant in fiber and healthy nutrients.
Knowing that this bread is healthy means you should also know what to eat Ezekiel bread with.
What Can You Eat with Ezekiel Bread?
Ezekiel Bread makes a great breakfast sandwich. Using two slices of toasted Ezekiel sprouted Whole Grain Bread, take a halved scooped out avocado and smash it in a bowl.
Add juice from one lemon to the mashed avocado along with a dash of Kosher sea salt and a touch of ground black pepper.
Mix The avocado mixture well. Fry one egg in olive oil or a little butter until it is set but not runny. Spread avocado mixture on one half of the Ezekiel bread, place the fried egg on top of that and put the second piece of Ezekiel Bread on top of the egg. You now have a tasty breakfast sandwich.
1. Cara Cara Ezekiel Toast with Cottage Cheese and Hemp Seeds
Cut both ends off of an orange and stand it on one end. Remove all peeling and as much white pith from the surface of the fruit. Turn The cleaned orange on its side and cut it to make round slices.
Spread two tablespoons of cottage cheese on the Ezekiel toast and place half of the orange slices on top of the cheese. Sprinkle orange with chopped mint leaves and hemp seeds. Your breakfast treat is now ready to eat.
2. Kiwi and Coconut Ezekiel Toast with Honey Greek Yogurt
Thinly slice a peeled kiwi. Spread two tablespoons of Greek Yogurt on toasted Ezekiel bread and drizzle with honey. Arrange The sliced kiwi over the honey and sprinkle with one teaspoon of coconut flakes. This toasted creation will make a hit at any breakfast table.
3. Peanut Buttered Ezekiel Toast with Pistachios, Cacao Nibs, and Pomegranate
Spread two tablespoons of peanut butter on toasted Ezekiel bread, covering the entire surface. Arrange half of a sliced banana over the peanut butter. Sprinkle banana with chopped pomegranate seeds, pistachios, and cacao nibs. You have now made an exciting and delicious breakfast food.
4. Toasted Ezekiel Bread with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, and Cucumber
Cut a cucumber without seeds in half the long way, and using a vegetable peeler cut along the sides to make long ribbons. Spread cream cheese on toasted Ezekiel bread and top with an ounce of smoked salmon and cucumber ribbons.
Season cucumber ribbons with dill seed. This creation makes both a colorful and tasty breakfast treat.
5. Ezekiel Toast with Avocado, Feta, and Beet Hummus
Using 1/4 cup of beet hummus, spread it generously on toasted Ezekiel bread. Sprinkle beet hummus with one teaspoon of crumbled feta. On top of feta sprinkle a couple of spoonfuls of avocado.
To make hummus from beets, you will need a food processor to puree a pound of pre-cooked beets with one clove of garlic, one teaspoon of ground coriander, and two teaspoons of juice from a lemon.
The food processor should be on as you slowly drizzle 1/4 cup of olive oil to the mixture until it purees and becomes smooth. Once smooth, drizzle 1/2 cup of tahini in and salt to taste.
This toasted creation is another colorful and delicious breakfast treat or even an in-between meal snack.
6. Ezekiel Toast with Berries, Almond Butter, and Chia Seed
Spread two tablespoons of almond butter on a piece of toasted Ezekiel bread covering the entire surface. Spread a tablespoon, or an amount you prefer, of a chia seed jam over half of the surface and cover the other half with five blackberries.
To make the chia seed jam, you cook two cups of frozen or fresh blackberries (or berry of your choice) in a saucepan over medium heat.
When you see the berries are starting to soften and release their liquid, use a fork to mash and break down them down. Add two tablespoons of chia seeds, two tablespoons of honey to sweeten, and remove the saucepan from heat.
Allow the jam to cool until you see the chia seeds begin to plumpen.
Ezekiel – A Healthier Choice
All bread bakers know the secret to a healthier loaf of bread is in the grains. A product made from whole grain flour will provide more nutrients than those baked with white flour.
White flour has milled out the germ and bran where all the fiber and nutrients are found. When you see ‘enriched’ on the flour label, it means some of your essential nutrients have been added back into the flour to compensate for those lost in the milling process.
When you bake or buy a loaf of Ezekiel, you are not only getting the essential grain values but legumes as well. This bread product contains wheat, beans, lentils, and millet and gives you all the amino acids needed to form complete proteins.
This product also goes a step further in providing more health benefits by using sprouting grains. In the end, Ezekiel bread is denser but easier for your body to digest.
Storing and Keeping Ezekiel Bread
A loaf of Ezekiel bread should last up to five days. If you store your bread in the refrigerator, it can be kept up to two weeks. For those who like to buy ahead and freeze their bread, this product will keep well in the freezer for up a year.
Bread does lose some of its texture if you keep it in the refrigerator.
This change is due to its starch content. When you bake a loaf, the starches become gel-like from the oven heat, but then they become firm as the bread cools. In the refrigerator, the starches become stiffer and try to take moisture from the bread.
This process makes it chewier and drier. If you store your Ezekiel, or any bread, in the refrigerator, you can fix this problem by heating it to reverse the starches.