How to Make Healthy Bread at Home

Updated on July 7, 2018
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Home-made Healthy Bread
Home-made Healthy Bread | Source

Homemade bread is a lot tastier and cheaper than store-purchased bread. Also, it's much healthier because it doesn't contain preservatives!

You may serve these freshly baked pieces of bread with different fillings like a homemade mayonnaise! If you want to make your own mayo, you may follow this step-by-step procedure on how to make homemade mayonnaise. Now, it's time to learn how to bake a healthy bread at home.

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: 4

Ingredients

  • 600 grams Wheat Flour
  • 400 grams Bread Flolur
  • 540 grams Water
  • 10 grams Yeast, instant
  • 10 grams Salt
  • 160 grams Sugar
  • 40 grams Milk Powder
  • 60 grams Shortening
  • 1 piece Egg, large
  • 5 grams Bread Improver, optional
  • Oil, Oil Spray or Shortening, lining baking sheet pan

TIP: If you are using an active dry yeast, make sure to dissolve it first in a lukewarm water before adding it.

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Bread FlourWhole Wheat FlourEggSugarMilk PowderBread Improver, Salt and Yeast (from right to left)ShorteningWater
Bread Flour
Bread Flour | Source
Whole Wheat Flour
Whole Wheat Flour | Source
Egg
Egg | Source
Sugar
Sugar | Source
Milk Powder
Milk Powder | Source
Bread Improver, Salt and Yeast (from right to left)
Bread Improver, Salt and Yeast (from right to left) | Source
Shortening
Shortening | Source
Water
Water | Source

Utensils

  • 3 Large Bowls (for the ingredients)
  • 7 Small Bowls (for the ingredients)
  • Weighing Scale
  • Baking Sheet
  • Stand or Hand Mixer (optional)
  • Rolling Pin (optional)

Did you know that you can use an empty wine bottle as a rolling pin?

Dough
Dough | Source

Instructions

  1. Mix first all the dry ingredients in a bowl, next add all the wet ingredients. Make sure to add the shortening last.
  2. Continue mixing until the gluten is fully developed. This can be done with bare hands or with a mixer.
  3. Transfer the dough in a clean bowl. Cover and allow it to rest for about 25 minutes.
  4. Line a baking sheet pan with oil, oil spray or shortening to prevent bread from sticking.
  5. Scale the dough based on your desire bread size. Start preheating the oven while doing this procedure.
  6. Let the dough rest for additional 10 minutes.
  7. Bake the dough at 180 degrees Celsius or 360 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes.

Did you know that you can still make your own bread at home even without a mixer? Do it manually! It may be time-consuming, but worth the effort.

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    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Dred Cuan 

      9 days ago from California

      Linda,

      Yes, you're right! That's why really like to make my own bread at home because it is more delicious and nutritious too. Though making my home-made bread can be a very tedious task, however, I still enjoy it.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Dred Cuan 

      9 days ago from California

      Mary,

      I do enjoy making my own bread at home especially those with fillings inside. A lot cheaper than the ones I buy in the store. For the bread improver, I see a slight difference using this recipe of mine. But if you will try to increase the amount like what other commercial establishments do, it will certainly help to minimize the cost and to improve the size.

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      Linda Crampton 

      9 days ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I don't eat homemade bread very often, but I always enjoy it when I do. It tastes much nicer than the bread that I buy in stores. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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      Mary Norton 

      9 days ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love home made bread and sometimes, do up some. I have never used bread improver. I wonder if it really makes a difference.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Dred Cuan 

      9 days ago from California

      Miebakagh,

      You can adjust the sugar. But I won't really recommend it since that's only 2/3 of a cup. Did you know that the more you rest the dough the fluffier the bread is? Thanks for dropping by!

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      9 days ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hi, dcuan I sometimes made bread for the family. But don't you think 160gm of sugar is too much? We had to be careful of high blood pressure. Your receipt reminds me of letting the dough rest for 30 minutes. Thanks.

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