Healthy and homemade: 6 easy bread recipes

Saturday, January 20, 2018 by

Bread, an essential food for survival, is a staple in most diets. It’s a ubiquitous feature in most food stores, but baking your own bread at home is a healthier option. Here are some easy-to-make bread recipes that you can make at home. (h/t to Survivopedia.com)

  1. Basic white bread – This bread is free of nuts and can be eaten by people with diabetes.
  • 4 teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups of water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar substitute
  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten flour
  • ¼ cup oat flour
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup flax seed
  • ¼ wheat bran

First, put the water, oil, and sugar in a bread maker. In another bowl, combine all the dry ingredients except the yeast and baking powder, and mix them well. Take out about ¼ cup of the mixture and mix it with the yeast and baking powder; pour it into the bread machine pan. Pour the rest of the dry ingredients into the pan, and bake for three hours in the bread machine. After 55 minutes, carefully lift the dough out and remove the paddle, then place the dough back into the machine to avoid a big hole in the final product.

  1. Low glycemic index banana bread – It’s also nut-free and diabetic-friendly, and perfect for people with a sweet tooth.
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup sugar substitute
  • ½ cup natural applesauce
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda

While preheating the oven to 350 F, mash bananas and mix with sugar substitute in a mixer. Combine the rest of ingredients, then pour into a greased bread pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, then remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

  1. Light fluffy cheddar bacon biscuits – It’s nut-free, gluten-free, and diabetic-friendly, and great for people who want some meat on their snacks.
  • ¼ cup melted and slightly cooled butter
  • 1/3 cup sifted coconut flour
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup diced bacon (optional)

First, preheat your oven to 400 F. Mix the eggs, butter, salt, and garlic powder, then add flour and baking powder and mix until there are no lumps. Fold in the cheese and bacon, then drop batter by the heaping tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

  1. Cinnamon flax muffin – It’s nut-free, gluten-free, and diabetic-friendly — plus it’s also a good source of fiber.
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon plain fat-free yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoon flax seeds

Mix the egg and honey, adding the yogurt during the process. Then, combine the ground flax seed, cinnamon, and baking powder. Fill half of the cup or bowl with the mixture and microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.

  1. Rosemary herb French bread – It’s soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and diabetic-friendly — and it tastes great too.
  • ¾ cup sorghum flour
  • ¼ cup millet flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • ½ tablespoon xanthan gum
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¾ cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon rapid-rise yeast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon egg replacer whisked with 6 tablespoons warm water or 3 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon crushed rosemary
  • ½ tablespoon kosher salt

Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease sides of French bread pan or regular loaf pan and sprinkle with cornmeal. Mix dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, and mix sugar, lukewarm water, and yeast in a small bowl. Combine both mixtures, then add the remaining ingredients; mix for three minutes. Create a bread-shaped loaf with the dough, then baste it with melted butter. Sprinkle with rosemary and salt. Let it rise for 20 to 30 minutes, then bake for another 25 to 30 minutes.

  1. Wheat-free wheat bread – Nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and diabetic-friendly, this is a perfect alternative for people with wheat allergies.
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ¼ cup flax meal
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Mix the dry ingredients, then add the remaining ingredient and mix well. Put the batter in a greased loaf pan, then bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.

By baking your own bread, you get to choose all the ingredients that will go into your bread — from the highest quality flours, leavening agents, to even eggs and dairy. You can also choose ingredients that are more nutritious, allergen-free, and suitable for your needs and wants. Furthermore, you can avoid the risk of consuming preservatives and artificial ingredients to prolong their shelf life and enhance flavor, which is more likely to be present in store-bought bread. (Related: Prepper food: Two breads you can stockpile and make in your own home.)

Read more stories on recipes at NaturalNewsRecipes.com.

 

Sources include:

Survivopedia.com

LiveStrong.com



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