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Healthy and homemade: 6 easy bread recipes.
Written by Michelle Simmons
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.
1. Basic white bread - This bread is free of nuts and can be eaten by people with diabetes.
red dot 4 teaspoons bread machine yeast
red dot ½ teaspoon sugar
red dot 1 ¼ cups of water
red dot 3 tablespoons olive oil
red dot ¾ teaspoon baking powder
red dot 1 teaspoon salt
red dot 1 tablespoon sugar substitute
red dot 1 cup vital wheat gluten flour
red dot ¼ cup oat flour
red dot ¾ cup almond flour
red dot ¼ cup flax seed
red dot 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.
2. Low glycemic index banana bread - It's also nut-free and diabetic-friendly, and perfect for people with a sweet tooth.
red dot 3 very ripe bananas
red dot 1 cup sugar substitute
red dot ½ cup natural applesauce
red dot ¾ cup all-purpose flour
red dot ½ cup whole wheat flour
red dot ½ teaspoon salt
red dot 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.
3. 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.
red dot ¼ cup melted and slightly cooled butter
red dot 1/3 cup sifted coconut flour
red dot 4 eggs
red dot ¼ teaspoon salt
red dot ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
red dot ¼ teaspoon baking powder
red dot 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
red dot 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.
4. Cinnamon flax muffin - It's nut-free, gluten-free, and diabetic-friendly — plus it’s also a good source of fiber.
red dot 1 large egg
red dot 1 tablespoon honey
red dot 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
red dot 2 teaspoon plain fat-free yogurt
red dot ½ teaspoon baking powder
red dot 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.
5. Rosemary herb French bread - It's soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and diabetic-friendly — and it tastes great too.
red dot ¾ cup sorghum flour
red dot ¼ cup millet flour
red dot ½ cup tapioca flour
red dot ½ tablespoon xanthan gum
red dot ¾ teaspoon salt
red dot 1 tablespoon sugar
red dot ¾ cup lukewarm water
red dot 1 tablespoon rapid-rise yeast
red dot 1 tablespoon olive oil
red dot 2 teaspoon egg replacer whisked with 6 tablespoons warm water or 3 eggs
red dot ½ teaspoon vinegar
red dot 1 tablespoon olive oil
red dot ½ tablespoon crushed rosemary
red dot 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.
6. Wheat-free wheat bread - Nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and diabetic-friendly, this is a perfect alternative for people with wheat allergies.
red dot 2 cups almond flour
red dot 2 tablespoons coconut flour
red dot ¼ cup flax meal
red dot ¼ teaspoon sea salt
red dot ½ teaspoon baking soda
red dot 5 eggs
red dot 1 tablespoon coconut oil
red dot 1 tablespoon honey
red dot 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.

Homemade Bread
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.
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