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sprouted flourless bread

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Created October 11, 2012 at 9:06 PM

is sprouted flourless bread accepted in paleo diet

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on February 27, 2013
at 09:29 PM

Grains that contain gluten DO NOT become gluten free after sprouting.

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on October 13, 2012
at 03:13 AM

As you know, I was talking about cereal grains (which are a neolithic foodstuff), not about tree seeds (which are not).

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on October 13, 2012
at 02:35 AM

It is entirely that simple. Nuts and almonds are seeds.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 13, 2012
at 01:58 AM

Actually it's never that simple. Are walnuts and almonds also grains, by your definition?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 13, 2012
at 12:53 AM

You mean like this: http://paleohacks.com/questions/155154/evidence-how-important-is-it/155155#155155

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on October 12, 2012
at 04:37 PM

Oh god, now you're trolling your bacon prejudice to other questions.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 12, 2012
at 01:52 PM

but you did know about the bacon, right?

2e6e673ce3eb647407d260d4d57a731b

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on October 12, 2012
at 01:02 AM

whoa i didn't know that.

E2d885a66875eb01e931d369fac7353c

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on October 11, 2012
at 11:51 PM

That's exactly it, MathGirl72. They are made from a 'powder (or paste) of ground sprouts.' Someone somewhere along the line decided this doesn't count as flour...not me.

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:48 PM

Why would you waste so much effort and time to produce some sort of bread-like food, whether it's paleo or not?

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:25 PM

Define "flourless."

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:18 PM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/43580/how-are-fermented-sprouted-grains-not-ok#axzz291tCBxDw

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:13 PM

But why? I mean, doesn't the sprouting get rid of all the baddies and activate all the goodies?

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B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on October 11, 2012
at 09:11 PM

If it's made from grains it's not Paleo.

Doesn't get much simpler than that.

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on October 11, 2012
at 10:18 PM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/43580/how-are-fermented-sprouted-grains-not-ok#axzz291tCBxDw

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 13, 2012
at 01:58 AM

Actually it's never that simple. Are walnuts and almonds also grains, by your definition?

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on October 11, 2012
at 10:13 PM

But why? I mean, doesn't the sprouting get rid of all the baddies and activate all the goodies?

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

(11488)

on October 13, 2012
at 02:35 AM

It is entirely that simple. Nuts and almonds are seeds.

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

(11488)

on October 13, 2012
at 03:13 AM

As you know, I was talking about cereal grains (which are a neolithic foodstuff), not about tree seeds (which are not).

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E2d885a66875eb01e931d369fac7353c

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on October 11, 2012
at 11:48 PM

It depends. Things like this may be considered paleo on a technicality, but in spirit they are not paleo. To make this bread you still have to grind the sprouts, dry them, make a 'dried plant powder' (which they avoid calling 'flour'), rehydrate the powder into a dough, and bake.

As far as I'm concerned, this processing outweighs its 'technical' paleo-ness.

Also, these breads usually contain gluten -- sprouted wheat, rye, barley all contain gluten.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 11, 2012
at 11:30 PM

As some people here are overly attached to semantics, it may help to know that once the grain has sprouted it is no longer a grain but is defined as a plant.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 12, 2012
at 01:52 PM

but you did know about the bacon, right?

2e6e673ce3eb647407d260d4d57a731b

(1021)

on October 12, 2012
at 01:02 AM

whoa i didn't know that.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on October 12, 2012
at 04:37 PM

Oh god, now you're trolling your bacon prejudice to other questions.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 13, 2012
at 12:53 AM

You mean like this: http://paleohacks.com/questions/155154/evidence-how-important-is-it/155155#155155

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on February 27, 2013
at 05:05 PM

Not yet but when I first started Paleo white potatoes were verboten. Now some Paleo folks are going on potato-only diets... who knows what the future will bring. In the meantime if eating that stuff is consistent with your goals then why not?

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on February 27, 2013
at 04:46 PM

I'm very new to Paleo and trying really hard to get it as close to right as I can. But I love Ezekiel Sprouted Tortillas. They are gluten free! Here's what's in them. As far as I can see it's the wheat that ruins the whole thing. Right?

Organic Sprouted Wheat, Filtered Water, Organic Sesame Seeds, Organic Sprouted Soybeans, Organic Sprouted Barley, Organic Sprouted Millet, Organic Sprouted Lentils, Organic Sprouted Spelt, Sea Salt.


OH, OH, Look what I found, Does this fit in Paleo?

These tortillas have outstanding flavor, and a slightly flaky texture that will make your taste buds swoon. Grain Free Spinach Tortillas

3 Tbs Whole Psyllium Husks 1/2 Cup Hot water.

1/2 Cup Packed Thawed Spinach 3 1/4 packed cups Blanched Almond Flour 1/2 Cup Starch (Tapioca, Arrowroot or Potato Starch) 1/2 Tsp. Salt 2.5 Tsp. Garlic Powder

 In a small bowl combine the hot water and whole psyllium husks (make sure they are whole- the powder does not work the same). Stir until the mixture thickens.
In the bowl of a food processor add the Psyllium/ water mix and the remaining ingredients. Process until dough becomes thick.
Using two sheets of parchment or wax paper roll mounds of dough into tortillas. To gain a perfect circle shape use the top of a bowl to cut a round.
Carefully remove the circle and place it into a nonstick oiled skillet. Cook over medium-low heat for about 2 minutes then flip and cook 1-2 minutes on the other side. If the tortilla breaks during this process you have not allowed it to cook long enough before flipping.
Continue with the remaining dough.

Yields roughly 16 6.5 inch Tortillas.

Recipe Notes:

These tortillas hold together really well- but are proned to breaking if you bend them too much. They work excellent flipped once in half or placed on top of one another quesadillas style. I made the recipe 6 times to figure out how to gain more flexibility- I haven’t yet cracked that code.
The Psyllium is ESSENTIAL. I do not feel comfortable recommending any substitutions for it.
I always have on hand frozen bags of spinach which is why I used that here. If you want to use fresh I recommend poaching it quickly in hot water to soften it.
The almond flour CANNOT be substituted for coconut. Your best bet is another nut or seed flour, however making any changes could be detrimental. I recommend sticking to the recipe as it is.

7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

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on February 27, 2013
at 09:29 PM

Grains that contain gluten DO NOT become gluten free after sprouting.

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on October 12, 2012
at 12:11 AM

There are alternatives to using grains to make "Bread" try coconut flour or nut-meal (usually almond meal)

some recipes use a combination.

Go Nuts!

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on October 11, 2012
at 09:18 PM

No, probably anything that could sprout is not paleo.

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