This is far from your typical St. Patrick’s Day inspired food post. The only common thread linking this recipe to St. Patrick’s Day is that, like a Leprechaun, Greens and Chive Seed Bread is incredibly naturally green. This delicious Paleo/vegetarian/grain free egg-forward bread is almost soufflé like when served warm; and when served at room temperature it is reminiscent of a dry frittata.
While I am 0% of Irish decent, I share a kindred spirit for good values, hard work and immensely gregarious celebrations. And despite the fact that I am a far cry from your standard boiled meat and potatoes kinda gal, I am always 100% excited to celebrate this Irish/American-esque food holiday with my favorite preparations for onion simmered corned beef, cabbage gratin and buttermilk whole grain soda bread. That said, this year I am also looking forward to sending a couple of prepared sandwiches to work and school on a few generous slices of green bread.
Greens and Chive Seed Bread goes well with hummus, cheese, cold cuts or any other topping of your choosing (okay, it may not pair well with peanut butter and jelly). And while it makes for a scrumptious sandwich with two slices of bread I tend to like to pile the fillings high and make it an open face sandwich extravaganza!
This bread gets its beautiful green hue from spinach, or you can substitute any other leafy green, and is seasoned with minced dried onions, chives and zatar. > Zatar is a Middle Eastern spice blend of thyme, sesame seeds and sumac. < While the recipe calls for a good dose of eggs, remember it is loaded with protein and offers loads of antioxidants and vitamins like iron and vitamins A and C. Eat up or as the Irish like to say – Erin go bragh!
Greens and Chive Seed Bread
½ cup coconut butter
3 cups baby spinach (can substitute arugula or baby kale)
1 TBS minced dried onions
1 TBS dried chopped chives
1 TBS zatar (or can use 1/2 tsp salt)
¼ cup chia seeds
½ cup sesame seeds
¼ cup coconut flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a bread pan with parchment paper.
Mix the eggs and butter on high speed in either a blender or a food processor for approximately 2 minutes. The mixture will become whipped and slightly frothy in texture. Next add in greens, coconut flour, chia seeds, chives, onions, and zatar. Mix over medium high speed just until well combined.
Transfer the batter to the prepared bread pan and lightly top with extra sesame seeds. Cook for 40 minutes. Bread should appear slightly brown on edges.
Allow bread to set up for approximately 20 minutes before slicing. It will deflate slightly once cooled.
Note: Bread will keep well in refrigerator and is best warmed slightly before serving.