Chia and Sunflower Loaf

This is one of the most baked recipes from my cookbook, Mixing It The Paleo Way. I tend to avoid bread and bread substitutes nowadays but when I do feel like something ‘bread like’ this makes a lovely healthy treat! Replace the buckwheat with almonds or brazil nuts (or use 40 grams of bnanaa flour for nut free) if you are very strict Paleo.
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65 grams buck wheat
80 grams sunflower seeds
40 grams chia seeds
170 grams tapioca starch
1 heaped tsp. instant yeast
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1/2 tsps. baking soda
1 tsp. sea salt
30 grams melted coconut oil
25 grams raw honey
250 grams warm water

Prepare a standard sized loaf tin, by lining with paper. Add buckwheat, sunflower seeds and chia to Thermomix bowl and grind on speed 9 for 30 seconds. Scrape down sides of bowl and add remaining dry ingredients, mix on speed 5 for 20 seconds. Add wet ingredients and mix on speed 6 for 10 seconds or until dough comes together.
Mix on interval speed for 2 minutes. Dough will be very thick.
Scrape dough into prepared tin and cover with cling wrap, leaving to rise for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
Place bread in oven and cook for 1 hour. or until brown. Check bottom to see if it is browned all over.
Freezes well.

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