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Bread machine recipes I can eat!
March 19, 2012 7:14 PM   Subscribe

What are your favorite low-cal bread machine recipes?

I have a bread machine. I am counting calories according to my nutritionist's instructions. Bread generally is a lot of calories for a slice, but my boyfriend and I like to make bread. I have a 1-pound bread machine and would like to find some good recipes that I can eat without feeling guilty.

Bonus: all the loaves I've made come out unbaked in the top middle if I don't add about 2 tablespoons of flour. Is this more likely the recipes, or will I have to add flour to all of my recipes? I live in Philly, so it's a pretty moderate climate.
posted by DoubleLune to Food & Drink (4 answers total)
 
I don't equate bread with calories, but I'm not a nutritionist. I would go with some whole grain flour, yeast, water and a little salt. I had a bread maching at one point and it came with a terrific recipe book.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:19 AM on March 20, 2012


will I have to add flour to all of my recipes?

Is there some part of your question missing? Do you mean add more flour? And if not, what are you making bread out of if you're not using flour?

I would recommend getting a really good bread knife so you can cut thinner slices - half the thickness is half the calories.
posted by missmagenta at 2:45 AM on March 20, 2012


Dr-Baa posted this recipe a while back and I really liked it. I don't have nutrition information but I'd guess all those nuts and whole grains amps up the "healthy" a bit.

To add to missmagenta's suggestion about the knife - I hated my breadmaker until I got an electric carving knife. That allowed me to get much thinner slices without tearing or crushing the bread. These are two applicances that belong together, I think.
posted by Perthuz at 5:48 AM on March 20, 2012


Is there some part of your question missing? Do you mean add more flour?

Yes... I meant add in the sense of "in addition to what the recipe calls for."

What makes a good bread knife? I have a long, serrated knife that seems to work really well and I have been getting 12 slices out of a loaf.
posted by DoubleLune at 6:06 AM on March 20, 2012


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