Thursday, January 27, 2011

WW friendlier homemade bread

I love homemade bread but imagine my shock/horror when I learned that my favorite homemade bread recipe was 4 Pointsplus!! Geez oh pete that's dessert! So I've been on a quest to find a more Weight Watcher friendly homemade bread recipe. It has been a huge challenge. Flour, Sugar, Butter - these are not staples to a healthy whole food diet right? But bread is part of my diet so the search continued... a friend provided me with her favorite bread machine recipe. You'll notice that the above loaf is square, and you know how I feel about squares BUT since this is a new recipe to me I wanted to follow it exactly... you may want to as well. It is a huge fluffy loaf. Mine is a bit dark as I forgot to change the crust setting to light as the recipe recommends. Also the recipe calls for Splenda and I substituted honey in an effort to stay with whole food... but without further delay...
Best Low Carb Bread Machine Bread (official title not mine)
1/2 c water
1 egg
1 T butter
2 Splenda (again I used 2 T honey)
1/3 c ground flax seeds
1/4 c soy flour
3/4 c vital wheat gluten flour
1 t dried yeast
Use the following settings: 1# loaf, basic white, light crust. Add to machine per its standard instructions. Allow to cool before removing from the pan. Store in the refrigerator.


Jeanette said...

How does it taste?

Jennifer said...

I love it. It's light and fluffy, not at all like the sandpaper I expected. I like a flavorful bread like rye or pumpernickel, though this doesn't quite reach that degree. It's great toasted.