What is Ezekiel Bread?

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Find out what goes into this healthy sprouted bread

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Ezekiel bread is sprouted grain bread that uses no refined sugars. Though it is readily available in most supermarkets’s frozen section, it can also be made at home with this recipe.

Ezekiel bread is healthy bread that uses spouted grains and legumes instead of flour. It combines organic wheat, barley, millet, lentils, soybeans, and spelt for a high-fiber, protein-rich bread. Sprouted grain breads like Ezekiel bread have more vitamins than other breads (sprouting produces vitamin C and a number of B vitamins), which means your food will be more nutritious.

Ezekiel bread doesn’t use any refined sugars, artificial preservatives, or shortening either. Store-bought Ezekiel bread is sweetened with malted barley and many homemade Ezekiel bread is sweetened with honey. Because this sprouted bread is made with natural (and highly-perishable) ingredients, it’s best to store it in the freezer, thawing slices as needed.

Though you can buy Ezekiel bread in many supermarkets, you can also make this sprouted bread at home using a variety of grains and legumes. If you don’t have the exact beans called for in this recipe, you can substitute a similar variety and still get good results.

Click here for our Ezekiel Bread Recipe.

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal's Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.

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