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Healthy Bread Recipes

This section includes an assortment of healthy bread recipes. Many of these breads are made with whole wheat, some are gluten-free and some are made with a combination of wheat and gluten-free flour.

Healthy Breads

Spelt flour, kamut flour, and triticale flour can be used as an exact substitute for whole wheat flours in baking recipes, although the flavors are deeper and richer, and textures will vary slightly.



Enjoy one of these healthy bread recipes

Try some of the recipes listed below or, if you have a bread recipe to contribute, feel free to add it here.


Anadama Bread

Anadama Bread

This Anadama Bread is made with the Healthy Bread in Five Minutes list of ingredients (sort of) and the soaker, sponge and dough methods from the Bread Baker’s Apprentice.

Barley Bread

Barley Bread (from Rod in Dallas)

This Barley Bread recipe produces a moist, mild-flavored bread with a chewy interior and contrasting crust.

Whole Grain Emmer Challah

Challah - Whole Grain and Emmer with Apples

This challah, shaped like a turban, is a delicious Fall bread made with whole wheat, emmer, apples and honey.

Einkorn Bread

Einkorn Bread with an Overnight Poolish

This basic whole wheat bread uses freshly milled Einkorn flour and an overnight sponge. You can also make it with regular whole wheat or spelt flour.

Einkorn Levain

Einkorn Levain

This bread is made with a levain of Einkorn flour and a mature sourdough culture.

Einkorn and Olive Oil Pizza Dough

Einkorn and Olive Oil Pizza Dough

This whole grain pizza crust utilizes an overnight sponge and a biga.

Einkorn and Sesame Crackers

Einkorn and Sesame Crackers

These crackers are made with freshly milled Einkorn flour, sesame seeds, olive oil, and a little bit of salt and water.

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Fat-Free Yogurt Bread

Yogurt replaces the fat in this fat-free bread. One basic recipe can be used with a variety of ingredients.

Four Grain Pot Bread

Four-Grain Pot Bread

This rustic, crisp-crusted pot bread has a light color and a subtle, grain taste. It goes with most anything.

Gluten Free Breads

Gluten Free Breads

Many different types of gluten-free flours can be used in breads.

Kaiser Rolls

Kaiser Rolls

These Kaiser Rolls are made with a pâte fermentée to improve flavor, texture, and color. It also utilizes diastatic malt powder to improve coloring.

Lavender Nutty Loaf

Lavender Nutty Loaf

This Lavender Nutty Loaf, submitted by Abu Bakar in Malaysia, is a basic, loaf with seeds and nuts and a hint of lavender.

Apple Breads

Normandy Apple Bread with Einkorn

This bread includes dried apples and apple cider. It also also utilizes a stiff levain that is built in phases.

Oatmeal Breads

Oatmeal Breads

Oats are sweet, earthy-flavored grains; easily digestible and provide protein.

Red Lentil Bread

Red Lentil Bread (from Rod in Dallas)

This recipe incorporates protein-rich red lentils (which turn yellow during cooking). After baking, this uniquely flavored bread has a chewy interior, contrasting crust and inviting color.

Rye Breads

Rye Bread Recipes

Rye breads are denser & darker, with better keeping quality than all-wheat breads.

Savory Millet Loaf

Savory Millet Loaf (from Rod in Dallas, TX)

Rod in Dallas created this Savory Millet Loaf to add some healthy millet to his diet.

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Seed Bread

A healthy and delicious seed bread from Betty-Ann in Calgary.

Spelt Recipes

Spelt Breads

Spelt flour can be used as an exact substitute for whole wheat flour in baking recipes.

Sprouted Breads

Sprouted Breads

Sprouting the wheat greatly enhances the nutrition and digestibility of bread.

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Sweet Potato Bread

This light loaf of whole wheat bread, submitted by Ellen in the U.S, takes hardly any effort or time.

Walnut and Seed Bread

Walnut and Seed Bread

This is a very healthy bread made with whole wheat flour, seven grain flour, a little bit of white bread flour, walnuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and poppy seeds.

Whole Grain Breads

Whole Grain Bread Recipes

Whole grain breads that incorporate a portion or all whole wheat flour.


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Flax and Whole Wheat Bread 
Here is a good recipe for a nice whole grain bread. I use the Cuisinart to make my bread. Ingredients : 2 tsp. sugar 1/2 cup warm water 110 degrees …

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