Bread is delicious and makes for a great comfort food. Many people these days are very health conscious, and try to cut bread out of their diet. If you are trying to eat a healthy diet, but still want to enjoy bread, there are several healthy bread recipes.
Salsa Cornbread Recipe
This is a healthy recipe, which also tastes amazing.
- 1 cup of flour
- ½ cups of whole wheat flour
- ½ cups of cornmeal
- ½ teaspoons of salt
- ½ teaspoons of freshly ground pepper
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon of melted butter
- ½ cups of buttermilk
- ½ cups of canned corn, drained
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 small onion, diced
- ½ cups of chopped tomatoes
- 1 clove of minced garlic
- 1 jalapeno pepper, minced and seeded
- ½ cups of grated cheddar cheese
In a large bowl, combine the flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cornmeal, salt and pepper. Stir until the ingredients are fully incorporated.
In a medium sized bowl, combine the eggs, butter, honey, and buttermilk. Pour the egg mixture into the large bowl with the dry ingredients and stir well. Next, add the jalapeno pepper, corn, tomato, onion, and garlic.
Preheat the oven to 425, and place a 9 inch cast iron skillet or a glass baking dish in the oven to heat. Remove the skillet from the oven, and coat it with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the skillet and spread it evenly. Sprinkle the cheese over the top. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown. To be sure that it is cooked through, insert a knife in the center of the bread. If it comes out clean, it is ready. Serve the bread while it is still warm.
Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread Recipe
This recipe contains heart healthy walnuts and non fat buttermilk. The fat is greatly reduced, making it a healthy bread choice.
- 1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour
- 1 cup of all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoons of baking soda
- 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/3 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 2/3 cups of brown sugar
- ½ teaspoons of salt
- 1 cup of non fat buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons of canola oil
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- 2 cups of diced bananas
- ½ cups of chocolate chips
- ½ cups of chopped walnuts
In a large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Stir well.
In a medium sized bowl, combine the buttermilk, eggs, oil, vanilla, and brown sugar. Mix until fully incorporated.
Make a hole in the dry ingredients, and pour the wet ingredients into it. Stir the mixture until almost combined. Add the chocolate chips, walnuts, and bananas, and stir. Be sure not to over mix the batter.
Preheat the oven to 400. Coat either mini loaf pans or a large loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour the batter evenly into the pan of your choice. If you are making your bread in mini loaf pans, allow to cook for 22 to 25 minutes.
If you are using a loaf pan, allow it to cook for 1 hour and 10minutes. Insert a knife in the center of the bread to check if it is done. If the knife comes out clean, your bread is ready. Allow the bread to cool, and transfer to a wire rack. Serve while the bread is still warm.
Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls Recipe
If you enjoy rolls with your dinner, it can be difficult to find a healthy roll in the supermarket. In the market, you will usually find unhealthy rolls that are too large.
- 1 package of quick rising yeast
- 3 cups of whole wheat flour
- 2 cups of cake flour
- 2 tablespoons of wheat germ
- 1 ¼ teaspoons of salt
- 1 ½ cups of warm low fat or fat free milk
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cups of canola oil
- ¼ cups of melted, unsalted buttermilk
- ¼ cups of sugar
In a large bowl, combine the milk, sugar, oil, butter, and 2 eggs. Next, slowly add the yeast, 1 ½ cups of the cake flour, whole wheat flour, and salt. Use a wooden spoon to stir, until the dough is sticky.
Sprinkle cake flour on the work surface. Kneed the dough until the flour is incorporated. This should take about 2 minutes.
Coat a large bowl with cooking spray. Place the dough in the bowl, and spray the top with cooking spray. Cover it with plastic wrap. Allow it to rise for about 2 hours.
Place the risen dough on the floured surface. Cut the dough lengthwise into 4 strips using a butter knife. Then cut across into 6 equal portions.
Take each portion, and pinch the edges together, creating a ball. Place the bottom of the ball face down.
Coat a baking pan with cooking oil, and place the rolls on it.
In a small bowl, beat the remaining egg and brush it on top of the rolls.
Preheat the oven to 400 and allow it to cook for about 20. The rolls should be light brown on top. Serve warm.
Just because you are trying to watch what you eat, it does not mean that you cannot enjoy bread from time to time. These recipes will allow you to eat bread, while still watching your diet.