This bread is full of symbolism for me. I named it Wolf Moon Bread in honor of the deep of winter when food used to be scarce and the connection with community was key to enduring the winter. For those who, follow the monthly moon cycles, may know that the January moon was named Wolf Moon by previous societies exactly for the aformentioned reasons- hungry wolves at their door marking the scarcity of nourishment readily available, and the symbolism of the wolf as a pack animal dependent on eachother for survival.
When fresh food is scarce, grains, nuts and seeds become a commodity- full of nutrition and fats to nourish and satisfy hunger. Even though in today’s modern society where shelves are brimming with foods of all kinds, and we no longer experience periods of famine, we do experience another kind of hunger: the loneliness, the heartache, and the lack of nourishment from a community.
Take time this season to nourish both your stomach and heart. Connect with those you love and break bread together!
2/3 cup pumpkin seeds
2/3 cup sunflower seeds
2/3 cup almonds
1 cup walnuts
1/4 cup olive oil or sesame oil
1-2 teaspoons sea salt
Chop the seeds and nut in a food processor as little or as much as you want. Hey, you don’t even have to chop any of them! Just throw them in a bowl and mix with salt and eggs.
Line a loaf pan with parchment paper (for easy removal of bread), and fill loaf pan with mixture.
Bake in a preheated oven at 325 degrees Farenheit for one hour.
Delicious toasted and paired with avocado slices!