Ever made your own homemade chia seed bread? It's time to polish those bread-making skills of yours. I promise you, that once you start baking your own bread at home, you will never purchase another loaf in your life.
Nothing beats a slice of fresh bread right out of the oven, especially when it's still steaming hot. This goes for any type of bread.
However, this chia seed bread is one of my absolute favourites because I love the texture. It's not your ordinary plain loaf of bread if you know what I mean.
The chia seeds inside the bread give a nice crunchy bite to it. Along with the other seeds on top, this low-carb chia seed bread is exactly what you need to get you through the day.
Believe it or not, you can make this bread in just under two hours. The process isn't complicated at all. Once you are done, you can enjoy a slice of the seed bread with butter, savoury spread, cheese, jam or marmalade.
Otherwise, you can always consume it as is or serve as a side dish to a healthy soup. It's completely up to you.
products you need for this recipe
Here's a list of the top products you will need to create this easy-to-make chia seed bread recipe.
There are a few seeds along with other ingredients which you will need, so don't be afraid to purchase these in bulk. You can never get enough of seeds.
You can always add them to your morning almond milk porridge or use as a topping for your yoghurt.
Whatever you prefer. Just take a look below and see what you'll need:
- psyllium husks: did you know that psyllium is actually an excellent dietary supplement? It has a lot of benefits when it comes to the digestive tract and your intestines. It makes this chia seed bread all the more easy-to-digest. You can also combine a spoonful of the husks every morning with some warm water.
- ground almonds: I love cooking with almond flour. It's an excellent gluten-free substitute.
- mixed seeds: make sure to purchase a large pack of seeds. You can always knead them into the chia seed bread for extra crunch.
- chia seeds: as always, go for a pack of organic seeds. Organic is always the better choice.
- silicone bread and loaf pans: for bread making, I prefer using the silicone pans, solely because it's always easier to get the bread out once ready. It's less likely to stick.
- bread making kit: if you are a total beginner in bread-making, then I recommend getting the bread making kits for starters. It supplies you with all the tools you'll need to make all sorts of bread.
where to buy chia seed bread
It's not so common to find a fresh batch of chia seed bread in the supermarket. Perhaps, if you source your bread from a bakery, you will have increased chances of finding it there. Nevertheless, chia seed bread is not your common daily bread.
However, nothing beats making your own fresh batch. Give it a go and see for yourself.
chia seed recipes
Did you know that chia seeds contain a lot of essential nutrients? These little seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids and contain a lot of fibre. It's no surprise chia is on the rise. Moreover, they are high in anti-oxidants and proteins.
What's more, chia seeds are so incredibly easy to incorporate into your diet. You can toss them into a salad, or a cobbler recipe. You can incorporate chia seeds into a savoury recipe or a sweet recipe – whatever takes your fancy. Or you can simply add them into your yoghurt.
If you've purchased a larger batch of chia seeds than you know what to do with, then have a look at these overnight oats with chia and blueberries. Oh so good!
You can also add Nigella seeds into this recipe. Or use these Nigella seed substitutes.
how to store & freeze bread
This chia seed bread keeps quite well. If you store it in the open, the bread can last you generally up to three days before it starts to really dry out. However, if you take the proper precautions, it can last you a lot longer.
For instance, if you would like to store it in your kitchen cupboard, wrap it in a plastic bag. The trick here to keeping the bread moist and 'fresh' is to insert into the plastic bag a small cup of water. Seal the bag off completely, not allowing any air to escape.
Overnight, the chia seed bread will absorb the moisture from the water, keeping the bread nice and soft. This is one of those old kitchen hacks grandmothers used back in the day to keep their bread fresh.
Otherwise, if you've made a larger batch of bread, you can freeze it without any problems. The chia seed bread freezes very well. Just place the bread inside a freezer-friendly bag. You can freeze the bread for up to 6 months.
I recommend cutting up the large batch of bread into smaller sections and freezing them in sections.
First of all, it's going to be a lot more efficient when it comes to finding space for the bread in the freezer. Next, you can control your portion size and unfreeze only one batch at a time.
It's a lot more sustainable and you won't have to throw out any leftovers.
Wondering what to eat this bread with? Try some chicken liver pate!
What is your favourite way to use chia seeds?Print
Chia Seed Bread
- Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
- Yield: 24 servings 1x
Learn how to make your own chia seed bread. This easy low carb bread recipe is excellent for beginners and you can freeze it too.
- 500g (2 cups) Greek yoghurt
- 6 eggs
- 225g (2 cups + 4 tbsp) ground almonds
- 12g (1 tbsp) baking powder
- 5ml (1 tsp) salt
- 36g (6 tbsp) psyllium husks
- 60g (6 tbsp) chia seeds
- 30g (4 tbsp) mixed seeds
- Line a 22cm/2lb loaf tin with parchment paper.
- Using a stand mixer, mix the eggs and yogurt until you reach an even consistency.
- Tip in the ground almonds, baking powder and salt. Mix.
- Add the psyllium husks, chia seeds and half of the seed mix.
- Preheat the oven to 170°C/150°C fan/340°F/gas mark 3.
- Scrape the dough into the lined tin and let it rest for 15 minutes.
- Once the time it up, sprinkle with the remaining mixed seeds and bake in the oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick comes out dry when inserted.
- Serve warm with your favourite toppings. Alternatively, store in an airtight container for no more than 3 days.
- You can substitute the Greek yogurt with quark.
- You can use a combination of your favourite seeds to add to the bread as well as to top it with. In this case, I used pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds.
- This bread is freezer friendly.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: German
Keywords: chia seed bread, gluten free bread recipe, low carb bread recipe
I would go savoury and serve with grated cheese and chutney
I’ve tried every single low carb, keto bread recipe on the planet. At first they’re tolerable then morphs into something I just can’t eat. However, I am thrilled to find this recipe as it is absolutely the best!!! The mild neutral flavor and texture is wonderful! It toasts beautifully, it stores perfectly in the freezer and defrosts perfectly! I can keep it forever wrapped in the fridge and sliced as I want it. Amazing! Thank you!
I have Chia seed every morning in my protein shake for breakfast
I like chia seeds in a 'porridge' or in chia seed crackers made in the dehydrator. But I love the sound of this bread. I make a grain-free keto bread but this recipe sounds better - I have it printed off ready to try, thank you!
I like Chia seeds in my homemade cereal bars
On my breakfast yogurt
They would be perfect for bread making recipes
I've never tried them before, but I would love to find out. I imagine I would start by baking into bread as I make my own, or adding to my muesli and yogurt for breakfast
i put chia seeds in smoothies
Like baking with them, lovely in carrot and apple muffins x
I've never had Chia seeds yet. I think I would start by sprinkling them on my millet porridge.
I add them to my muesli
I put a small handful in my morning porridge.
I like to make chocolate chia seed pudding.
I use them in smoothie recipes and it would be great to try out other ways too!
I have in smoothies
Never used them so I have no idea how to use them
Germans use them in their breads and other recipes. They’re packed full of protein and nutrients. For my daughter’s best friend, who is allergic to eggs, they make a great egg substitute when ground and mixed with water or oil. My daughter fell in love with Chia seed bread when in Germany. It’s delicious. Give chia anc flax seeds, too, a try.
Thanks, Shawn. I'll give flaxseeds a whirl next time!
I use chia seeds a lot, either in porridge or smoothies x
I just stir it into yoghurt but to be honest I'm not keen on the texture so the loaf might be better for me!
I love chai seeds in my muffins for a powerful boost!
I love chia seeds in overnight oats. Very tasty and nutritious.
I love chia seeds in bread. Definitely.
i put chia seeds in my porridge
I’m always looking for new recipes and new ingredients- never used chia seeds before, so looking forward to trying this.
I love them on porridge!
in granola or smoothies
With cereal and yogurt
I love Chia Seeds with fruit and yoghurt at Breakfast or stirred into yoghurt itself.
Love how they 'pop' in my mouth.
I love to use them in home made bread
I rather like Chia Seeds in my lemon muffins!
Love as a cereal topper
I love to use them in smoothies xx
Bteakfast topping love my chia seeds
Sprinkled on porridge
I love them in breakfast muffins.
I've not tried chia seeds before but I'm going to try your chia bread recipe
chia seed fruit bowl
with my granola
I like chia seeds mixed in my yoghurt or in my porridge
sprinkled on porridge or bircher muesli
I love chia seed pudding! I was introduced to it at a hotel a couple of years ago and wow. It was amazing, and so easy to make!
I love Chia Seeds in porridge, mixed with some fruit!
A friend made me smoothies
in my yoghurt on my fruit at breakfast
In my morning smoothie
Only tried in a smoothy.
Love these in a bowl of porridge to kick start the day x
Raspberry ripple chia pudding
Scattered over a yoghurt
Put them on my morning porridge
I put them on porridge
In Breakfast Muffins
I stir them into yogurt and leave overnight
In overnight oats
With cereal and yoghurt for breakfast
Mixed into porridge
I use mine in smoothies and overnight oats
In a smoothie with my favourite fruit
I sprinkle them on to my fruit salad
I like them with porridge
I like to bake with them and add them to muffins
in my cereal
In my muesli
I like them sprinkled over my porridge
I love adding Chia seeds to my porridge xx
on breakfast cereal for me x
I would use them in home made cereal bars.
I like to add chia seeds to my porridge, and I also like to use them to make chocolate pudding.
In muffins or maybe in my porridge
I love making a chia pudding for breakfast!
In a superfood smoothie
I love them as a treat rolled in coco powder and coconut
i use them in a superfood shake!
I love chia seeds in my overnight oats. The perfect start to any day.
i use them in smoothies
I like to sprinkle chis seeds on porridge
Sprinkled on my porridge very tasty
Never tried any but thinking of making some home made bread and we love seeded
Mrs Rachael Sexey
This would be delicious over porridge
I add them to my yoghurt in the morning.
I like to use chia seeds in overnight oats with fruit
I like putting them on porridge as a topping with sliced banana
I love chia seeds in porridge and honey
love to use chia seeds to create a healthier take on jam with fresh raspberries! It would go beautifully with your bread!!
I love it in yogurt with other seeds and nuts
I add them to blended fruit to make a pudding.
Sprinkled on top of porridge.
I do chia seeds pudding in the fridge overnight. Great for adding to baked oats too
fab in muffins 🙂 xx
Sprinkled in overnight oats to give breakfast a bit more of a health kick!
I have them with my yoghurt for breakfast most mornings
I like chia seeds in porridge.
Oatmeal chia seed cookies, super easy to make and the kids love them
I like using chia seeds in my porridge or in flapjacks
I add them to my yoghurts or porridge.
In porridge x
I Bob them in smoothies and porridge love them
Sprinkled on my granola
I love Chia Seeds on porridge
With my porridge
I use it with my Breakfast cereals and prridge.
I like to put them on my cereal
Sometimes I make a chia seed pudding
In bread. I love how seeds can get nutty when made into toast.
Delicious bread. Great just to dip into some olive oil. Freezes well 🙂
So glad you liked it, Katja. Thanks for letting me know!