How to Use the Whole Loaf: 8 Recipes to Inspire Any Meal [Infographic]
One Humble Loaf. Infinite Possibilities.
For thousands of years, people around the world have counted on bread as a staple food. But eating it often doesn’t make bread boring. A loaf of sprouted whole grain bread is one of the most versatile, wholesome foods you can have in your kitchen! We made our How to Use the Whole Loaf infographic to help you answer the daily question: “What should I make for breakfast? Lunch? Or dinner?”
Our solution? Ask a follow-up question: “How many slices of bread do you have?” Then choose a recipe, and scale from there!
These eight recipes are just a taste of the deliciously satisfying magic you can make with one humble loaf of sprouted whole grain bread. But sometimes a healthy dose of inspiration is all the help you need to look at simple staples in a whole new way.
(Check out the infographic, then scroll down for recipes!)
2 Slices. Breakfast or Lunch for One.
Both of these recipes make enough spread and filling for two people—or two servings! But if you’ve only got two slices in the bag, they’re perfect to fill you up so you can head out for another loaf. (They also multiply with ease, so scale as needed to feed your family!)
Mexican Hot Chocolate Spread
Toast can be beautiful. Especially when you smother it in our creamy, easy-to-make Mexican Hot Chocolate Spread! Chocolatey with a touch of spice, this spread hits the spot for breakfast, or the next time your day calls for chocolate o’clock.
A cinch to whip up any day of the week, our tasty Eggless Egg Salad Sandwich is proof that what you can do with simple staples is only limited by your imagination (or a great recipe!). Try this plant-based combo of creamy tofu, a dash of bright turmeric, a splash of Dijon, and crunchy veggies spread over your favourite Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery whole grain bread.
6 Slices. Brunch or Lunch for 3 – 4.
Sure, you can make three sandwiches with six slices and call it lunch, but there’s so much more you can do with a half a loaf of bread! Like make a fantastic-yet-fast weekend brunch for your family. Or out-of-this-world good croutons for the best Caesar salad you can make in your very own kitchen.
Coconut Crusted French Toast
French toast makes bread brunchable at a moment’s notice. Our Coconut Crusted French Toast recipe will take you from zero to full-on fancy with a few pantry staples you need to use up anyway (like the half bag of shredded coconut leftover from holiday baking!).
Caesar salad with Garlicky Croutons
The vegan Caesar dressing is enough to put this salad on your go-to recipe list, but the garlicky croutons are what make it truly divine. Give purpose to the mismatched or odd slices out with croutons so good you may want to make a batch just for snacking.
8 Slices. Dinner for 4 (and so much more!)
Don’t settle for store-bought breadcrumbs and bread cubes when you can make your own even better. A good-sized squash and a deft hand with seasoning can transform eight slices of sprouted bread into a feast for four. And with next-level breadcrumbs, you can do so much more!
This recipe is a satisfying squash-season showstopper, but you don’t have to wait for Fall to enjoy this savoury sprouted bread stuffing. Instructions for how to make it as a stand-alone side dish are included, so you can enjoy this deliciousness all year long. No special occasion required.
Breadcrumbs do more than just help hold things like veggie burger patties together, or stretch a lentil loaf to feed a few more mouths. They can add crunch as a savoury casserole topping, or stand-in as a crispy oven-baked crust instead of a deep-fried batter. A little patience and some excellent sprouted bread makes these better breadcrumbs so good, they put the store-bought version to shame. (We can’t think of a better way to use up those frozen bread heels, either!)
14 Slices. Make-ahead Meals for Many Mouths.
Yes, 14 slices is a whole loaf. Whether you’ve got ravenous teens, or you’ve added the leaf in your table to make room for the people you love, these two use-the-whole-loaf bread recipes could become your very own make-ahead secrets.
Time-saving casseroles aren’t an idea that’s limited to dinner—they’re equally handy for breakfast, too! But don’t think this French toast casserole is just for houseguests. Use this recipe to help tame morning mayhem, too. Cube your bread and mix your batter the night before. Then toss everything together in less time than it will take for you oven to heat up, and bake while you shower and dress in the morning.
Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding
This easier-than-pie dessert is bread pudding, refined. Our recipe doesn’t just pay lip service to the pumpkin spice fall flavour trend—it’s got a cup of pumpkin purée to bring true pumpkin pie flavour to your table, without all the fuss of pie crust. Sprouted whole grain bread makes this one of the healthiest, easiest desserts you’ll ever make (other than a plate of fresh fruit, of course!).
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