Easter has become synonymous with bountiful family feasts, which makes it super tricky to keep track of healthy eating. But, no more! Thanks to Nutriseed we can have decadent chocolate brownies, cake muffins and bread (all low-carb, gluten- and sugar-free)! Recently, I had a chance to try the Nutriseed NuMe bread and bread roll premixes, and I’ll definitely make them again!
I do have a personal interest here, as bread is something I’d like to live and breathe every day, and now, it seems like I can.
I’ve adjusted the Nutriseed premixes slightly, to fit into Easter. The bunny-shaped buns are cinnamon-y, crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside and have a honey-glaze for sweetness – perfect as it is. My version of Nutriseed NuMe bread has a bit festive spice, seeds and hot-cross bun inspired piping on top, to remember what it’s all about.
Here’s how to use Nutriseed NuMe Bread Premixes!
Easter Cross Bread
- Nutriseed NuMe Bread premix
- 150g mixed seeds
- 5 Eggs
- 100ml water
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 20ml oil
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- Flour paste*
* Make a paste by mixing 2 tablespoons flour with water. The consistency should be like runny icing. You’ll also use this paste for the bunny buns.
- Heat the oven to 220˚C and grease a bread tin.
- Mix together liquid ingredients.
- Fold in the bread premix, cinnamon, nutmeg and seeds.
- Place the mixture into the bread tin then pipe the flour paste in a cross pattern.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes.
- Bread roll premix
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1/2 cup double thick yogurt or cream cheese
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 5 raisins, cut in half
- Honey glaze (1 tbsp honey mixed with 2 tbsp hot water)
- Preheat the oven to 180˚C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Beat liquids together.
- Add dry ingredients and mix well.
- Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes.
- Section the dough into five equal parts. Then divide each section into three (a large, medium and small section).
- Roll the large and medium pieces into balls for the head and body of the bunny, and the smallest piece into a sausage shape.
- Use a knife to cut the smallest shape three-quarters in half -length-wise.
- Assemble the bunny on the baking tray. Place the raisins where the eyes should be and use the flour paste to pipe the nose and bunny ears.
- Glaze the bunny rolls with the honey mixture then bake for 15-20 minutes, and serve warm for the Easter feast.
I was astonished that something so healthy could taste so good. So you know, a little goes a long way. A bite of Nutriseed bread is very filling.
If you’re wondering where to get a Nutriseed premix, here are their stockists: Dischem, Spar, Pick ‘n Pay, Food Lover’s Market, Jackson’s Real Food Market, The Health Food Emporium, Faithful to Nature.