Bri’s poop bread (flax focaccia)

Well, I either turned away 98% of my readers by calling this recipe “poop bread,” or I piqued some interest. I hope it’s the latter!

We are a nation of constipation! If you have problems having your daily movement, you’re not alone, and you’re going to love this recipe. There’s nothing like my poop bread to clean out the system, get sluggish digestion moving, and naturally detoxify the body via a GREAT poop. The high fiber content of this recipe will do the trick… Just be sure to drink plenty of water to help move things along!

There are a number of flax focaccia recipes on the internet, and mine is very similar to this one from Healthful Pursuit and this one from Whole New Mom. A few differences: I bake it at a slightly lower temp because of the fragile oils in the flaxseed and the olive oil (used in the savory variation), and also… Drumroll, please… I have VARIATIONS! I love choice, don’t you? My poop bread recipes have you covered whether you’re craving savory or sweet. Note: the sweet variation is not actually “sweet.” There’s no added sugar, but the cinnamon, raisins, and vanilla and the slight hint of coconut oil make it taste divine.

Savory:

Herbed Poop Bread

  • 2 cups ground flaxseed (golden or regular… freshly ground is ideal)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 heaping tsp dried herbs (I like to use bouquet garni, Italian herb blends, or Herbs d’ Provence)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 eggs

Slightly Sweet (my favorite):

Cinnamon Raisin Poop Bread

  • 2 cups ground flaxseed (golden or regular… freshly ground is ideal)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil (this makes the bread slightly denser… But really good!)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup organic raisins

For either variation, the directions are basically the same:

Preheat oven to 300 F / 150 C.

Mix together ground flaxseed, baking powder, salt, and herbs and garlic powder (for savory) or cinnamon (for slightly sweet).

Add oil, water, and eggs. Mix well until completely smooth and lump-free. For slightly sweet variation, fold in raisins. Let sit for 2-3 minutes to thicken slightly, and then pour into 9×13 baking pan lined with parchment (see below – savory variation shown).

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Pop into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until firm in the middle (it should spring back to the touch, similar to a muffin or quick bread). Let cool slightly before slicing into squares and serving (serves 10-12). Store leftovers tightly covered in the fridge. May also be frozen.

Pictured below is the savory variation, using pre-ground golden flaxseed meal.

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Pictured below is the slightly sweet variation, using pre-ground golden flaxseed meal and topped with natural peanut butter.

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And this is the slightly sweet version using regular (brown) flaxseeds, roughly ground using my coffee grinder. The result is a nuttier, more rustic bread that’s darker in color.

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I tell ya what… This stuff works. Let me know if you try it! I don’t need to hear all of the details… But I’d like to know if you enjoy the flavor. 😉


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7 Comments

  • October 28, 2014

    jan hurst

    I’m here to say that this stuff works! It makes a very satisfying breakfast too. One batch will keep you “going” for at least a week too because it makes quite a bit. I wonder if it could be made into individual muffins? Hmmm. Have you tried it, Brianne?

    • October 28, 2014

      Brianne

      That’s a fantastic idea, and no — I haven’t tried it. But I will! Great idea for single serving/portion control.

  • October 29, 2014

    Ann

    Ha ha! I’ll have to try this. The cinnamon raisin flavor looks really good.

  • March 18, 2015

    Alice

    im readiy to try baking something new. That looks like a good idea to make and to use up some of the ingrediences. Got to start making stuff in advance to be prepared for busy garden days. I think muffins is a great idea.

    • March 18, 2015

      Brianne

      I hope you like it, Alice! The muffins are the perfect size. It’s pretty easy to overdo flax. 😉

  • May 15, 2015

    Kristina

    Great recipe. Thank you for sharing. I made it with just olive oil and the vanilla and it is rather plain so you can dress it up for whatever mood you are in. Add sweet or savory on top! Really love this stuff. So healthy for you!

    • May 15, 2015

      Brianne

      Awesome! So glad you like it, Kristina – and yes, it’s super versatile (and satisfying).