Ezekiel Bread Machine Recipe

ezekial bread machine recipeIf you fancy making something really healthy and nutritious, look no further than Ezekiel bread. This bread is actually from the Bible. A man named Ezekiel is said to have lived off it for two years, while he was in the desert. Ezekiel bread is bread made using four types of grain and four beans. This specific combination of grains and beans has been found by food scientists to be nutritionally complete.

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Ezekiel Bread Machine Recipe
Recipe Type: Bread
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1.5 lb. Loaf Recipe
  • 1 cup Water
  • ¼ cup Red Kidney Beans - (cooked and drained)
  • ¼ cup Lentils - (cooked and drained)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Honey
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Bread Flour
  • ½ cup Barley Flour
  • ½ cup Millet Flour
  • 2 tablespoons vital gluten
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Yeast
2 lb. Loaf Recipe
  • 1 ¼ cup Water
  • ⅓ cup Red Kidney Beans - (cooked and drained)
  • ⅓ cup Lentils - (cooked and drained)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2⅔ cups Bread Flour
  • ¾ cup Barley Flour
  • ⅓ cup Millet Flour
  • 2 ½ tablespoons vital gluten
  • 2 teaspoons Yeast
  1. Before starting this recipe you will need to cook and drain the beans and lentils. Alternatively you could buy canned beans, which do not need cooking. Once your bread machine is set up and ready to go you can begin adding the ingredients.
  2. Add the ingredients in the listed order, and when they are all in your can close the lid of your bread maker. Now you should select which crust setting you want, and for this is should be “basic” or “light” (some machines have different names for this). Click the “knead” button and leave for ten minutes.
  3. This is the time to check the mixture’s consistency. Life the lid, and using a clean finger test the dough’s consistency. It should not be too wet or too dry. If it is then it is easy enough to correct. Simply add a tsp of water if it is too dry or a teaspoon of flour if it is too wet. Then press the knead button again and allow it to knead for a minute longer.
  4. Once the dough is prepared you can set the bread machine to ‘basic bread machine’ setting. Wait for the machine to beep and then you can remove your Ezekiel loaf. Allow it to cool on an open wire rack.
Tips and Suggestions: Ezekiel bread is a wonderful recipe to play with. There are many alterations that can be made regarding the combination of beans and flour. Try adding pinto or northern beans or change one of the flours for spelt flour. Another option is to add some nuts or raisins. One problem with Ezekiel bread is that it has a high quantity of beans/legumes in proportion to flour. This unfortunately will make the bread very crumbly and may not hold together well. If you find this happens with your loaf consider reducing the amount of beans in the recipe. This will give the loaf a better structure and make it easier to eat.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 230 Fat: 6g Carbs: 42g Fiber: 6g Protein: 7g Cholesterol: 0mg


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8 Responses to Ezekiel Bread Machine Recipe

  1. Jon says:

    A great healthy bread recipe.

  2. Lanny says:

    Do I need to mash the beans before putting them in the bread machine?

  3. val says:

    Great recipe but it’s not the same as Ezekiel brand because their bread is made with sprouted wheat which makes it flourless and the health benefits are totally different.

  4. tim says:

    Jon the recipe is fantabulous. Thank you!

  5. Alex says:

    Are the nutrition facts for an entire loaf of bread? Or per slice??

  6. Irina Shishkina says:

    Doesn’t matter if this bread not like in bible, but still healthy and you make it by your self.

  7. That is a really good tip especially to those fresh to tthe
    blogosphere. Simple but very precise info? Thank you foor sharing this one.
    A must read article!

  8. Rosie says:

    I want to use canned beans and I’m confused by amounts. The recipe says: 1/4 cup kidney beans (cooked and drained), 1/4 cup lentils (cooked and drained. Is this measurement of DRY beans or after they are cooked? Since I want to use canned, it would make a big difference if that was 1/4 cup DRY beans or 1/4 cup canned beans! Help! I’m leaving Saturday April 20, for my daughter’s home across the country and will be cook with a 10 year old out on Easter Vacation! Thank you for the fast help!

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