What Is Ezekiel Bread?

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.