“Good Morning!” said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out further than the brim of his shady hat.
“What do you mean?” he said. “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?”
“All of them at once,” said Bilbo.
Personally, I couldn`t agree more with Bilbo at the moment. This certainly is a good morning in every way. Today, I am doing an evening shift at the hospital, so I have been able to sleep in. I love the feeling of a relaxed morning, the kind where I wake up and decide to return to dreamland for a few hours more just because I can, and when I eventually stumble out of bed I have all the time in the world to do yoga and make my daily glass of fresh juice. Today, the smell of fresh bread rolls filling the apartment adds to the perfection. In my world, few things can measure up to homemade baked goods straight from the oven.
Ever since I read “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” as a teenager, I have loved the magical world of hobbits, elves and wizards. Even though I have admired the elves and their beauty, and looked up to the wizards with great affection, the hobbits are the ones I have felt most connected to. Especially when it comes to food. To me, as I am sure to any hobbit, a perfect day would be spent harvesting berries, herbs and mushrooms out-of-doors, followed by hours of cooking and eating together with friends and family.
These bread rolls I am sure would be approved by even the pickiest of hobbits. They are perfect for breakfast or lunch, served alone or with whatever topping you prefer. You can also serve them as a side dish to soups. I usually eat them with one of the following toppings;
- Homemade hummus, avocado and fresh tomatoes or bell pepper
- Pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and olives
- Homemade raw chocolate spread
- Homemade nut-butter of any kind
- Homemade marmalade
The Vegan Morning Bread Rolls with Nuts and Seeds are one of a kind. They are not only packed with healthy fats, proteins, fiber and nutrients, they also taste exactly like bread rolls should (at least according to my Scandinavian standards). Additionally, one bread roll will keep you full and happy for many hours.
As you might have noticed, I usually don`t hold back on adjectives when describing my food, but if I had to I could probably sum this recipe up in one word; spectacular! Luckily, nobody is forcing me to use only one word, so I will throw in a few others as well just for the sake of it; Insanely delicious. Mouth-watering. Easy to make. Incredible good for you! In short, make these as soon as possible, and you will never look at bread rolls the same way again!
Vegan Morning Bread Rolls with Nuts and Seeds
Makes 6 bread rolls
2 tbsp chia seeds + ½ cup (1 dl) water
½ cup (1 dl) almond flour
½ cup (1 dl) rolled oats
½ cup (1 dl) flax seeds
¼ cup (½ dl) pumpkin seeds
¼ cup (½ dl) sesame seeds
¼ cup (½ dl) sunflower seeds
a handful walnuts
a handful hazelnuts
2 tsp fiber husk
½ tsp sea salt (or Himalaya salt)
¾ cup (1,5 dl) water
3 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 360OF (180OC)
- Begin by making a jelly out of the chia seeds and the water. You do this by blending seeds and water together in a small cup or bowl, and let it set for about ten minutes, stirring every other minute or so.
- If you have a supply of almond flour this is the time to use it. If you however only have whole almonds, make flour by blending the almonds in a food processor, or using a hand blender.
- Add all the dry ingredients together in a bowl and stir.
- Add all the wet ingredients to the bowl, and blend everything together with a big spoon. Let it set for about 20 minutes at room temperature.
- Roll the dough into 6 bread rolls, and place them on an oven tray covered with a baking sheet.
- Bake the bread rolls for about 1 hour or longer (until they are golden on the top) on the middle rack in the oven.
- Let them cool completely. You can eat them warm as well, but then they will still be a little wet in the middle.
- Serve alone, with one of the options described above, or otherwise as you prefer.