THIS ARTICLE IS WRITTEN BY GUEST BLOGGER, DANIEL AKMENS FROM
Breakfast is the best meal of the day. The first meal of the day. It’s very exciting. A great brekky really sets the tone.
But there’s never been an easy fix on a gluten free diet. In fact, breakfast is the hardest part about going GF. It takes commitment and persistence, and finding a truly great alternative that ticks all the boxes.
What are the 6 most important steps for a better GF breakfast? Read on…
No diving into the freezer
You want a bread alternative that stays fresh in the fridge. There’s nothing worse than thawing out your water-logged gluten-free slice and it never reaching the crisp, warm heights of regular bread.
A slice that won’t fall apart in the toaster
It smells amazing, your mouth is watering. You pick it out of the toaster as carefully as possible… and it crumbles into a million pieces. Arrgghhh! Toast is made for the plate, not the bottom of your toaster.
All names, no numbers
When we started with the gluten free life, GF breads were an underwhelming idea. They had a bundle of ingredients, most of which were numbers or things we’d never heard of. They’re better now but still, too often gluten free breads forget what great food is all about – simple, nutritious ingredients.
It doesn’t break the bank
This is a big one! A nutritious, high quality GF loaf for under $15? Good luck out there!
When I think of those early gluten-free breads, I think of eating half a loaf just to fill up. Then walking out the door and being hungry in an hour. A really great breakfast compliments your morning coffee and gives you the nutrients you need to blast past the mid-morning sugar crash.
It keeps you a regular
Yep, constipation is a little awkward to talk about, but it’s way worse to suffer in silence. One common cause is not enough fibre in your diet. Everyone has their own version of “normal” but I know for me that a regular trip to the loo each morning is one less thing I need to worry about.
Like I mentioned, when we started with the GF life, the alternatives were pretty terrible. But we tried them all anyway, in the hope of finding a golden egg. After years battling the same underwhelming cycle we finally stumbled across a recipe so simple that we wondered how we hadn’t thought of it ourselves.
We discovered the recipe through Sarah Britton’s My New Roots blog, who while living in Denmark had been introduced to it by a friend.
Christine’s first baking attempt was a total success. Malty, toasty, nutty… The life-changing loaf.
This was a true revelation and it wasn’t even bread. It was the beautiful whole food seed loaf.
“Quick, bake another one!” I begged her.
So we did and we’ve been enjoying it ever since.
What does this have to do with 6 steps for a better gluten-free breakfast? Well, this seed loaf ticked every one of those 6 boxes.
And it was the beginning of what would become Saat Seed Loaf Mix.
Over the years we refined that recipe, removing what we felt was unnecessary – oils, sweeteners, allergy foods. Getting it to the point of “just add water” and bake. Our mission was to make the simplest GF bread alternative available – high in nutrients and low in hassle.
Saat Seed Loaf Mix is PACKED with fibre. The mix is full of high protein, anti-inflammatory, pro-digestion and great tasting goodness. It’s fast and simple to make and even quicker to clean up. And it ticks all the important boxes; gluten-free, lactose-free, yeast-free, nut-free & vegan-friendly.
But best of all, you can build on the original recipe. Want to add a few nuts? Go for it. Swap a cup of water for juicy figs? Absolutely! Add some salt for extra taste? Sure thing.
We keep it simple, so you can go nuts.
Just add water and bake – it really is that easy.
Ultimately, Saat Seed Loaf Mix started as a way to bring love and joy to our family. Like all family’s, ours has its own range of intolerances, sensitivities and choices. But we care about them and we care about food. And we wanted something ready to go for whenever they visit.
Everybody wants to make a contribution and this is ours. We help gluten free people love their mornings again.