Bread for days of fasting

Ingredients :

  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • ½ cup spelt bran (optional)
  • 2 tsp.baking soda
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. spices that bring joy*
  • ½ cup walnuts or chopped almonds
  • ½ cup dry raisins
  • 2 ¾ cups plain yogurt
  • 4 Tbsp. honey or molasses

Preparation :

  1. In a big bowl, mix the different flours, spelt bran (optional), salt, baking soda and spices that bring joy.*
  2. Add walnuts or almonds and raisins.
  3. In another bowl, add molasses or honey to yogurt and add to dry mixture.  (For those with a sweet tooth, choose sweetened yogurt or add a little more molasses or honey.)
  4. Pour into 2 greased bread pans (5 x8)  and bake at 350°F. for 30 to 35 minutes.

*Spices that bring joy : cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
This is a very hearty and nourishing bread, resembling banana loaf.

Thank you to Nicole B. for having given us the desire to fast with this bread.