Julvört – Swedish Christmas Worth Bread (Gluten Free)

This is a not so traditional recipe for a very traditional Swedish Christmas bread. This is a healthier, very easy recipes, using black beans, oat flour and filmjölk (butter milk or yogurt). This bread is both gluten and sugar free and very very delicious.

If there is one bread we eat in Sweden during Christmas it’s this Julvört – Christmas Worth Bread. It is usually made using wheat flour, syrup, beer/worth or a soda called Julmust. And then we have all the spices; ginger, cloves and pomegranate. And some versions also include raisins. I wanted to make a healthier and gluten free version of this lovely Christmas bread. So I chose to use black beans as the base, which makes the bread very moist and soft. I also added filmjök which also provides moist to the bread. The flavors comes from the liquid sweetener and all the spices. This bread has a very intense and rich flavor. We eat this bread with everything. Some of the most classic parings are:

  • Ham and mustard
  • Beetroot salad and meatballs
  • Christmas cheese
  • Pate and cornichons or picked cucumber

Ingredients for this Julvört – Swedish Christmas Worth Bread:

  • Black beans
  • Fiber syrup
  • Oat flour
  • Filmjölk (butter milk or yogurt)
  • Psyllium husk
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Cloves
  • Ginger
  • Pomegranate

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Julvört – Swedish Christmas Worth Bread (Gluten Free)

This is a traditional Swedish Christmas bread using not so traditional ingredients
Course Baking, Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine Swedish
Keyword Gluten-Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 Loaf


  • 1 can Black beans rinsed
  • 5 tbsp Fiber syrup (or any other liquid sweetener)
  • 3 1/2 dl Oat flour
  • 2 1/2 dl Filmjölk (Sour milk, thin yogurt or similar (do not use a thick greek yogurt))
  • 1 tbsp Psyllium husk
  • 1 3/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cloves
  • 2 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • 2 1/2 tsp Pomegranate
  • Vörtmix, according to taste (instead of the three above ingredients)


  • Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
  • Add the black beans to a blender and mix until smooth. It's ok if there still are some smaller pieces left.
  • Add the filmjölk and liquid sweetener to the beans and mix again.
  • In a seperate bowl combine oat flour, psyllium husk, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and pomegrante.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the mixer and lix until just combined.
  • Greese a loaf pan or use parchmentpaper. Add the batter to the pan and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let it cool before cutting it.

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