Friday, April 19, 2013

Ezekiel Bread


I have had many requests for this recipe.  It's simple to make; however, not everyone can make it if you are not in possession of a flour mill.

I have a Whisper Mill, which you can find here. They now call it the The WonderMill, but it still has all the great features of before.  It has a high speed motor, making the milling time a breeze and the hopper feed is large enough to accommodate legumes, essential for making Ezekiel Bread.

The last few years we have become more educated as to what is being done to our foods and how we need to be more proactive in the food that we eat.  It is scary to realize just where our meat comes from and what they do to it.  Well, don't be fooled!  What they have done to our bread was all done in the name of the bottom dollar.  Instead of me going into all of that, you can go here to educate yourself and to know why you should be milling and making your own bread.

Why you should eat Ezekiel Bread...well, it came from all places...the Bible!  Funny how God seemed to know what would give all the right nutrition before scientists were around that could test it's nutritional properties.  That's right!  It's a complete protein.   Ezekiel 4:9 (New Am Std version) "But as for you, take wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet and spelt, put them in one vessel and make them into bread for yourself; you shall eat it according to the number of the days that you lie on your side, three hundred and ninety days."  

It's a wonderful dense bread that is delicious, filling and highly satisfying.  Now for the recipe!


Combine the following whole grains:
  • 2-1/2 cups hard red wheat
  • 1-1/2 cups spelt or rye (Biblically spelt was used, Ezekiel 4:9)
  • 1/2 cup barley (hulled barley)
  • 1/4 cup millet
  • 1/4 cup lentils (green preferred)
  • 2 Tbs. great northern beans
  • 2 Tbs. red kidney beans
  • 2 Tbs. pinto beans
Stir the above ingredients very well.  Grind in flour mill.
(NOTE: all of these grains and beans can be ground in WonderMill or NutriMill with no problems).

Measure into large bowl or DLX:
  • 4 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup oil
Add to liquids:
  • freshly milled flour from the above mixture of grains
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbs. yeast
Stir or knead until well kneaded about 10 minutes. This is a batter type bread and will not form a smooth ball.

Pour dough into greased pans. You may use 2 large loaf pans (10x5x3) or 3 med. loaf pans or 2-9x13 brownie pans. Let rise in a warm place for one hour.  I usually use a pre-warmed oven but be careful not to let it rise too much or it will over flow the pan.  I like to use  (2) Pampered Chef's stoneware loaf pans as they create a wonderful crunchy crust.  Bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes for loaf pans and 35-40 minutes for brownie pans.  Since I use the stoneware, I find that 35-40 minutes is ample time.

You may also add fruits and nuts or use the flour made from this mixture in other favorite recipes. This healthy combination of grains and beans is worth experimenting with. Combining grains and beans makes a complete protein.
Enjoy!

23 comments:

  1. How can this be called Ezekiel bread if the grains are not sprouted?

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    1. That's true. It does say in Ezekiel 4:9 that thegrains must be sprouted first. I suppose you could do that extra step before grinding it into
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  2. I don't think god wrote the bible!

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    1. What you think makes little or no difference. Some day all eyes will be opened to the truth. Hope you think about this.

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    2. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 "All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to every good work."

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    3. Not believing in God is for the lazy. Look how long it took science to catch up to even a few things that are in the Bible.

      When you see science is right about something, you believe in science. When you see that the Bible is right about something, why do you not, then, believe the Bible?

      The person who wrote down this basic recipe in the Bible says that it came from God. Since the recipe is fit, and, the science behind it is accurate, you can believe that they were telling the truth about the recipe. So, why not that they were telling the truth about God giving it to them?

      These are rhetorical questions.

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    4. PS: god didn't write the Bible. God did.

      That is a good question about the sprouting of the wheat, though.

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    5. That's Right, God did write the Bible. He gave His Words to His Chosen People to Record what He wanted Said. And I pray for all who don't know His Truth ... That they will come to know the Truth so that the Truth will set them free.

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    7. Whether God "wrote" the Bible or not, whether the whole thing is a hoax or not, the fact remains that the bread described is something that would actually have been something that a person could survive on for months on end. It's rather interesting that some person, before anyone even knew about proteins and starches and vitamins and the like, would have the formula for this bread.

      Whether you believe in a God who inspired the Bible or not is your decision, and obviously, it's a decision based on a large amount of knowledge and experience.

      It is worth noticing that if there is a God who communicates with people at times and basically wrote the Bible, then this part of the Bible makes total sense. If not, it's difficult to explain.

      If you see a place where my logic could be improved, please let me know.

      I wish you all the best.

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  3. Interesting recipe. I will have to give it a go. I have a grain mill for my kitchenaide and a hand grinder as well so I will give both a try. Can you add flaxseed meal to this?

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  4. Any info on what the carb or protein count is?

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  5. How do you grind sprouted grains? does the sprouting apply to the beans as well? Would you let the sprouts dry out again first, or just grid them moist? Would this clog the mill? Thanks!

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    1. That is something I have wondered about and would love to know.

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  6. I feel so sorry for people who don't believe.I have been racking my brain ,trying to figure out what to do about my diet.I have to try to find a diet that would cover Diabetes , Gout ,Acid reflux,and spastic esophagus.Every diet I found for one didn't fit the other one,so I was at the end of my rope and started eating only vegetables.Needless to say I was having trouble.SO I ask GOD for help and ran slap into this web site and the Ezekiel Bread. Now I know which way to go.Praise GOD !!

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  7. its not he same if you dont sprout it. thats what make it so good

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  8. its not he same if you dont sprout it. thats what make it so good

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  9. Bettyboop: Amen! Gods word is a lamp onto our feet and a light unto our path. When in doubt pull Gods word out! :) Prayers for you my sister.

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  10. Dear one (Mad Maggie),

    I appologize for others cruel response in their response to your Question/statement. Ephesians 4:2 says with all humilty,gentleness,patients,kindness,goodness,and faithfulness bearing with one another in love. 1Peter 4:8 says above all else keep loving one another earnestly. since love covers a multitude of sins.

    Dear one, what is it that you question on who wrote the Bible? maybe I or another can answer your questions. Please feel free to ask me anything. I will do my best to give you the answers you seek. But, I will say this, it will be Biblical scripture that will give you the answers you seek.

    with Peace and love,

    Missy.

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  11. Bloody heck, she was right, god didnt write the bible, his friends did so being inspired by him. If god actually wrote the bibles you read, it sure as heck would be translated properly for a kick off. I came here to see this bread recipe for my new vegan venture and you turn it into a theological debate. So what If she doesn't believe, I dont blame her, who the heck wants to believe in morally wrong man made doctrines on this earth that have done nothing but cause wars and slaughter millions of innocents over time. Before you call me an atheist, I'm not. I'm a believer but I believe in Jesus and his words since he alone was called the word of god. Perhaps the world actually did follow him and his two commands of love the lord and love your neighbour, we would have peace. Better not to believe than to believe in wrong doctrines because once a man decides he has found the truth, he becomes stubborn and arrogant when faced with anything contrary to his own ideas. From someone who likes to 'seek the truth' as Yeshua says and actually studies the underlying languages rather than relying on terrible English translations.

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