Healthy Wheat Bread


Category: Breads


Qty Measure Ingredient


3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour, divided

2 teaspoons salt

2 1/4oz pkg active dry yeast

1 cup water

1/2 cup honey

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup low-fat cottage cheese

4 egg whites

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

Instructions: In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour,salt and yeast. In a saucepan, heat water, honey and oil to 120* - 130*; stir in cottage cheese. Add to flour mixture with egg whites; blend at low speed until moistened. Beat for 3 minutes on medium. Add whole wheat flour, wheat germ, oats and enough of the remaining all-purpose flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Shape into two loaves. Place in two 8x4x2-in. loaf pans coated with nonstick cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Bake at 375* for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown; cover with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent over browning. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (32 slices).



Background: Note: DIABETIC EXCHANGES: One slice equals 1 starch, 1/2 fat; also, 100 calories, 170 mg sodium, trace cholesterol, 18 gm carbohydrate, 4 gm protein, 1 gm fat.

Serves: 1

Food Exchanges: