Low Calorie Bread Recipe Like A Professional – 10 Delicious Receipes

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Health consciousness has made us all very particular about the calory intake. Bread happens to be a significant part of our diet, we must be sure that the bread does not bring in considerable calories to our plate. We shall look at some low-calorie bread recipe, which is tasty and healthy too. Baking our bread will turn out to be a satisfying and fun-filled activity.

Long time back, our grannies used to bake bread at home. But with modernization, commercialization and lack of time, we started buying bread. Let us get back to healthy cooking and healthy living.

 

10 simple recipes

Let us get into baking our healthy, low-calorie bread. All the recipes are simple and fun to make and do not require any particular ingredient or equipment. Most of the ingredients are available in our kitchen or at any grocery mart.

1.Low-Calorie Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

The speciality of this low calorie bread recipe is that it uses only whole wheat flour and is a simple and basic everyday use bread. We can use it to make sandwiches, toast or any other dish you please.

Ingredients:

Warm water1 3/4cups
Yeast2 tsp
Whole wheat flour3 cups
Olive oil2tbsp
Honey2 tbsp
Salt1tsp

Making the bread:

  1. Mix the flour, yeast and warm water in a bowl thoroughly.
  2. Cover the mixture and let it stand for ½ hour to allow the dough to rise to double the size.
  3. Add salt, honey and olive oil to the dough and mix it well to a sticky consistency and again let it stand for ½ hour.
  4. Knead the dough again and let it rise (covered) in a warm place for another ½ hour.
  5. Place the dough in a loaf pan
  6. Bake in the preheated oven at 350 deg F for 40 minutes.

This low calorie bread recipe is rich in complex carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals.

 

2.Low-Calorie Banana Bread Recipe

This is a fantastic bread for breakfast, snack, dinner or dessert. Banana has antioxidants, fibre, potassium, vitamin C and B6.

Ingredients:

Mashed Bananas2
Unsweetened applesauce1tbsp
Vanilla extract1 tsp
Sugar½
Salt1/8 tsp
Baking powder1 tsp
Egg1 large
Skim milk2tbsp
All-purpose flour¾ cup

Making the Bread:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except the flour. With your hand make it into a smooth mixture.
  2. Add the flour to the mixture and again with hand make it into a smooth batter.
  3. Divide the batter into two and put it in non-stick baking pan.
  4. Bake it for in a preheated oven for 20 minutes at 350 F.

 

3.Cinnamon Raisin Bread

It is a yummy and nutritious bread.

Ingredients:

Raisins1 cup
Warm water1 cup
Active dry yeast1 tbsp
Buttermilk1 cup
Unsalted and melted butter¼ cup
Salt2 tsp
All-purpose flour6 cups

 

For filling

Granulated white sugar½ cup
Cinnamon1 ½ tbsp
Large egg beat with a tsp water1

Making the bread:

  1. In a small bowl put the raisin and cover them up with 1 cup of hot water. After the raisins have raised and plumped, filter the water and allow it to cool a bit.
  2. Mix 1 cup of reserved water and yeast and let it stand in a deep bowl till foamy.
  3. Make a dough out of the flour, milk, melted butter salt and water. The dough should be slightly tacky. Add flour or water as needed.
  4. Add the plump but dry raisins to the dough and knead to distribute the raisins throughout.
  5. Put the dough in a greased bowl and toss and cover it. Allow it to rise for an hour.
  6. Beat the egg with water.
  7. Mix the sugar and cinnamon.
  8. Divide the dough into two parts and spread them thinly on the table.
  9. Brush with egg wash leaving 2 inches from the side.
  10. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture liberally.
  11. Roll the loaf and seal the top layer by pressing it.
  12. Load on to the loaf pan and let it rise for 30 minutes till fluffy.
  13. Bake the bread in preheated oven for 40 -45 minutes at a temperature of 3750
  14. Let the golden-brown loaf cool for 10 minutes.

It is ready to be sliced and served.

 

4.Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread

Though very low calorie, this bread is delicious. Your kids will love the chocolate coconut taste.

Ingredients:

Gluten-free oats flour2 cups
Shredded coconuts unsweetened1 ½ cups
Cocoa powder¼ cups
Baking powder2 tsp
Sea salt½ tsp
Flax eggs / real eggs2
Very ripe banana mashed3
Coconut milk¼ cup
Maple syrup¼ cup
Vanilla extract2 tsp
Dark chocolate chips¼ cup

Making the bread:

  1. In a bowl put and mix all the dry ingredients.
  2. Mix all the wet ingredients in the second bowl.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix them up well.
  4. Add the chocolate chips and fold them well in the batter.
  5. Pour the batter in the coated loaf pan.
  6. Bake for 30 -40 minutes in a preheated oven at the temperature of 3500 F
  7. Let the loaf cool down for 10 minutes.

 

5.Gluten-Free Sandwich Low Calorie Bread Recipe

It is made out of almond flour and is entirely gluten-free. With coconut and honey, it is bound to come out very tasty and of course healthy too.

Ingredients:

Eggs3
Coconut milk¾ cups
Coconut oil1 tbsp
Honey1 tbsp
Almond flour2 cups
Sea saltAs per taste
Baking soda½ tsp.

Making The Bread:

  1. Mix the wet ingredients -egg, milk, honey and oil in a large bowl
  2. Add the almond flour and other remaining ingredients and stir well.
  3. Pour into lined or greased loaf pan
  4. Bake for 30 -40 minutes in a preheated oven at the temperature of 3500 F
  5. Check with a toothpick. Remove and let it cool.

6.Whole Wheat Vegan Sandwich Bread

Vegan homemade bread recipe

Purely vegetarian and goodness of whole wheat combined, this bread is very healthy and wholesome.

Ingredients:

Warm water2 cups
Maple or agave syrup2 tbsp
Active dry yeast1 ½ tsp
Whole wheat flour3 ½ cup
Salt1 ¼ tsp

Making the bread:

  1. Mix all the wet ingredients and add yeast to the mixture.
  2. Mix the wheat flour and salt
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix and knead it into a consistent dough.
  4. Cover the bowl and allow the dough to rise for about 90 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 3500
  6. Stir the dough again and let it stand for another 40 minutes.
  7. Set the dough in the loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes.
  8. Let the bread cool down for 10 -15 minutes.

 

7.Healthy High Protein Cheesy Garlic Bread.

This high protein variant of bread is great for your growing kids.

Ingredients:

All-purpose flour80 gm
Unflavoured protein powder55gm
Egg1
Baking powder¼ tsp
Mrs Dash Italian medley2 tsp
Water3 -5 tsp
For topping
Light butter1 tbsp
Minced garlic1 tsp
Shredded parmesan¼ cup
Fat fee shredded mozzarella¼ cup

Making the bread:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Add little water to form a dough which can be rolled in a ball.
  2. Roll this dough into a square sheet.
  3. Add the minced garlic to melted butter.
  4. Brush the rolled dough with butter garlic mixture.
  5. Spread the parmesan and mozzarella cheese on top of it.
  6. Bake the cake in a preheated oven at 3500 F for about 10 -15 minutes.

Just four pieces of this bread will provide about 23 gms of protein, which is very good.

 

8.One Minute Keto Mug Bread

It is a ketogenic variant of bread. Can be made instantly and is very tasty and healthy.

Ingredients:

Almond meal/flour4 tbsp
Baking powder½ tsp
Egg1
Olive oil1 tbsp
SaltAs per taste/one pinch.

 

Making The Bread:

  1. Add all the ingredients in a microwave-safe mug. Stir it vigorously with a fork.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute at a high setting
  3. Remove and check if cooked, if not, microwave again for another 30 seconds.
  4. Release the bread by turning the mug upside down.
  5. Let it cool.

 

9.Healthy Flourless Banana Bread.

It is a very healthy and low-calorie bread and very tasty too.

Ingredients:

Medium ripe bananas3
Rolled oats2 cups
Large eggs2
Pure maple syrup¼ cup
Baking soda1 tsp

 

Making the bread:

  1. set the oven to preheat at 3500 F
  2. Prepare the batter by putting all the ingredients in a blender.
  3. Pour the batter in the prepared loaf pan.
  4. Garnish with a few thinly cut banana slice.
  5. Bake it for 30 -35 minutes.
  6. Let it cool.

 

10.Three Seed Bread

It is a very low calorie, nutrient-packed bread for everyone.

Ingredients:

Wholegrain spelt flour500 gm
Lukewarm water300 gm
Honey2 tbsp
Sunflower seeds2 tbsp
Linseeds2 tbsp
Sesame seeds2 tbsp
Salt2 tsp
Dried yeast1 tsp

Making The Bread:

  1. Mix the water, yeast and honey well and let it stand for 10 minutes.
  2. In another bowl mix the salt, seeds and flour.
  3. Pour the wet contents in the dry content bowl and mix them well to make a non-sticky dough.
  4. Break the dough into a small ball. Cover and keep in a warm place to rise.
  5. When the flour is double the size, put the balls together and knead it.
  6. Keep for proofing again.
  7. Finally set the dough in a loaf pan
  8. Bake at 430 F for 30 -35 minutes.
  9. The fantastic three seed bread is ready to serve.

All these recipes come to us from different parts of the world and will taste different. Let us enjoy the good taste and good health and not worry about the calories that the commercially made bread added to our plate.

 

Advantages Of Making Bread At Home

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It may take some of our time and effort, according to fivespotgreenliving and some other websites homemade bread has lots of benefits which outweighs the effort.

  1. Freshness Is Guaranteed

The bread which is made commercially may be far from us. It must be a few days before it has reached us. So definitely it is not fresh.  It may feel soft because of additives. But the homemade bread will be undoubtedly fresh. Bread stored and bought in slices will always stale faster as the surface area increases. The homemade bread can be sliced as per need and will be extra fresh.

  1. Completely Free Of Harmful Preservatives And Chemicals

Lots of preservatives and chemicals are added to the dough to prevent decay and increase the fluffiness of the bread. These chemicals are very harmful and can have serious health implications in the long run. One of the most common additives is calcium propionate which is linked to ulcers and migraine.  Homemade bread is free of all these dangers.

  1. Sourdough Instead Of Yeast-Fermented Dough

Many bread lovers like the taste of sourdough bread rather than yeast-fermented bread. All commercial loaves of bread use yeast. In the homemade bread, we can enjoy sourdough bread and please our taste buds.

4.Wheat And Not Refined Flour

Though lots of bread manufacturers claim to use whole wheat flour, but they do use white flour also in the bread. White flour is difficult to digest and may lead to constipation and other stomach disorders in the long run. We can ensure only whole wheat flour in the homemade bread.

  1. Flexibility to add, seeds, nuts or any other supplements

For the sake of taste or health, we can add any health supplement to the bread. We can also add dry fruits, nuts and seeds and make our bread super nutritious.

  1. Sodium Can Be Limited

Excessive sodium is equally harmful as excessive sugar. The commercial bread has excessive quantities of sodium salt. Our recipe can limit the salt addition.

  1. Cheaper

The cost of making a loaf of bread at home is much less than buying it. Homemade bread goes easy on our pocket too.

  1. It Is fun

Making our bread is always enjoyable and satisfying. When the family lovingly eats it, all efforts seem worthwhile.

HEALTHY EATING- HEALTHY LIVING

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