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Healthy Breads

Fruit quick breads, cornbreads and biscuits, whole wheat bread and even breads made with vegetables.

Bread is the most important article of food, and history tells of its use thousands of years before the Christian era. Many processes have been employed in making and baking; and as a result, from the first flat cake has come the perfect loaf.

Trimming Tip: Choose spring rolls instead of fried egg rolls.

Baking bread can be a challenge. It is often difficult to tell when your dough has enough flour. Squeeze the dough with your hand. Your hand will pull away cleanly when the dough has just enough flour.

Serving Suggestion: Use a hollowed-out round loaf of bread to serve thick soups or dips in. The bread, which has been removed, can be cubed for dipping.

Breakfast Quick Breads

Before you get started baking, take a quick look at our tips on Baking Quality Quick Breads. If you've had problems with quick breads - or wish to avoid them - check out Troubleshooting Quick Breads.

Nutrition Nibbles

  • The crust on bread is packed with 8 times the amount of cancer-fighting antioxidants found in a regular crumb of the same bread.
  • For an extra nutritious profile in your pumpkin or banana breads, add 1 tablespoon of milled chia.
  • Add nutrition to any bread with the Cornell Enrichment Formula. Before measuring flour into measuring cup, add 1 tablespoon each soy flour and nonfat milk powder, and 1 teaspoon wheat germ. Spoon in flour and level off. Repeat for each cup of flour used in the recipe.
  • During winter months when the kitchen is cold, it can be a slow process or nearly impossible to get yeast breads to rise. Try placing the dough in an oven-safe container and setting it in the oven on warm (200 degrees) for 2 to 3 minutes. Don't let it bake, just enough to warm the bowl. It can really speed the rising process.
  • The great pumpkin. Pumpkin in its pure form -- including canned -- has fat-busting potential in baked goods. Use it to replace up to 3/4 of the fat in some of your favorite spiced muffins and quick-bread recipes. Pumpkin, a winter squash, is especially rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, potassium and fiber, with some iron and few calories.

Did you know?

A rib of celery can be used in a bread bag to keep bread fresher longer.

The belief that bread is fattening is a myth. A single slice of bread contains about 1g of fat and 80 calories, most of which come from complex carbohydrates, the body’s preferred source of fuel.

November is National Bread Month

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