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Very Easy Bread Recipes

Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Low Calorie Fairy Biscuit Recipe

These yeasty biscuits are as light and fluffy!

Recipe Ingredients

2 Cups of Flour, sifted
1 Teaspoon of Active Dry Yeast
 + 1/4 Cup of WARM Water
1 Tablespoon of Pure Cane Sugar
(not sugar substitute)
1 heaping Tablespoon of Baking Powder
 + 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt

1 heaping Tablespoon of Butter or Margarine

3/4 Cup of Skim Milk + 1 Teaspoon of Vinegar (or 3/4 Cup of Low fat Buttermilk)

Sprinkle yeast in the warm (not hot) water; sprinkle on 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and let mixture stand for about five minutes. Expect a small foamy appearance to grace the top.

Combine the sifted flour, the remaining sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the margarine until dough resembles coarse meal.  Add the milk and yeast mixture, then stir until combined, taking care not to over-mix.

Cover and allow to rest in a warm spot for about 20 minutes (dough will not double in size).

You're ready to roll and cut out your biscuits. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven until golden brown. Each biscuit contains about 90 calories. Our Angel Biscuit recipe makes 1 dozen biscuits or 12 servings.

Navajo Indian Bread Recipe, Low in Calories & Inexpensive to Make

This recipe is not set in stone. It's an ancient Taylor Family recipe that has always turned out wonderfully well - without the need to grab the measuring cups and spoons.

There are only 4 ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, water. Also, grab your can of butter flavored cooking spray. Although the Taylor Family uses oil, the butter spray allows this traditional family recipe to fit easily into a healthy daily diet (minimal fat, way less calories).

I would recommend the following measurements: 1 cup of all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon of salt. Next, add water until Indian Bread can be stirred. I like mine at a stiff consistency because if it's too loose, it will flow all over the pan - much like a pancake.

Simply drop by large spoonfuls into a non stick pan sprayed with cooking spray and cook on both sides until golden brown. Delicious with gravy or healthy honey.

Medieval Peasant Biscuits

Serves 10 generously for about 90 calories each

This recipe is easy to make memory of.   Simply think 1-2-3-4. 1 cup milk/2 cups flour/3 Tablespoons baking powder/¼ Teaspoon salt. Now if thee can’st only remember where the placed the keys to the family chariot...

Low Fat Recipe Ingredients for Low Fat, Low Calorie Recipe

1 Cup of skim Milk
2 Cups of Flour
3 Tablespoons of Baking Powder
¼ Teaspoon of Salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine milk, flour, baking powder & salt in a mixing bowl. Roll out on floured board &cut into 12 biscuits.

Pop into the oven until golden – about 10 minutes. Serve with a bit of jam, preserves or honey. Or make thyself a breakfast sandwich by pilling on a piece of microwaved bacon & ½ of a scrambled egg.

As previously mentioned, one faire apple may’st wake thee faster than a cup of Java. Wherefore? The chewing action releases a chemical in the brain that spurs activity. In addition, all that crunching & munching is enough to wake the most soundest of slackers.

Pigs in the Thin Blankets

Serves 10 generously for about 200 calories each

Low Fat Recipe Ingredients for Low Fat, Low Calorie Recipe

1 Can of Pillsbury Reduced Fat Biscuits (tho regular will also doeth thee well)

½ Pound of Reduced Fat Breakfast Sausage, Cooked In Teensy Patties, Blotted With Paper Towel

No Calorie Refrigerated Butter Spray

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pull the ten biscuits apart so there be 20. Place a patty on biscuit half, top with another half & seal edges. Brush with butter spray.

Cook until golden brown – about 12 minutes. Bacon will also doeth very well in this kind recipe &actually hath less calories than most reduced fat sausages.

Thy can’st also add ½ a slice of REAL cheese to this tasty goody for about 35 calories more. Blotting out the extra grease in the sausage greatly reduces the calorie intake.  It is a very wise practice that will help shrink the waistline.

The Witch’s Claws, Medieval Cookery

Recipe is about 2,300 calories

Everyone in the village faire loveth pretzels! Tasty variations of The Witch’s Claws can be made by adding a few dashes of cinnamon to dough, or sesame seeds to the baked crust, or even raisins to the dough. Serve warm, for these claws are soft & pliable to the tongue.

Low Fat Recipe Ingredients for Low Fat, Low Calorie Recipe

4 ½ - 5 Cups of Bread Flour
1 Package of Active Yeast
1 Hen Egg, Well Beaten
1 Cup of skim Lukewarm Milk
½ Cup of Warm Water
3 Tablespoons of Sugar
1 ½ Teaspoons of Table Salt + Coarse Salt
1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
No Calorie Refrigerated Butter Spray


Pour yeast into large mixing bowl. Add warm water to dissolve yeast. Allow to stand 12 minutes.

Next, stir in skim milk, egg, table salt, soda, sugar & two cups of bread flour. Mix well. Slowly add remaining bread flour then turn onto lightly floured board. Knead ten minutes. Thy whilst receive a workout for the merry efforts! Reap sweet rewards!

Next, place in a bowl that hath been smeared with no calorie refrigerated butter spray. NO – not the tired arms, rather the bread ball. Spray top & sides of dough with more butter spray. Cover with lint-free cup towel or the will be plucking fibers from the teeth for a fortnite or more.

Allow to rise for one hour & ten minutes.

Transfer very carefully to the floured board & roll into one long plump log about two feet in length. Use the husband’s foot for measuring, if need be. Cut thee dough lengthwise into several strips that are about 1 inch in width.

Form loop & twist, then allow to rise on board for half an hour. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until golden brown. Roll immediately in coarse salt.

Recipe for Boston Brown Bread

Traditionally, Boston Brown Bread is served with Boston Brown Beans and the two make a delicious, wholesome combination. Boston Brown Bread is typically a sweeter bread than regular white-loaf bread due to molasses as an ingredient. Boston Brown Bread is traditionally steamed. It also goes very well with fruit spreads, cream cheese and pimento cheese spreads.

Mix the following dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl: 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup of white all purpose flour, 1/4 cup of white or yellow cornmeal, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

In a separate mixing bowl combine the following: 1 egg slightly beaten, 1/4 cup of vegetable oil, 1/4 cup of white table sugar, 1/2 cup of molasses, 1/2 cup of low fat milk, 1 teaspoon of vinegar OR you can use 1/2 cup of reduced fat buttermilk and omit the milk and vinegar. The vinegar works to sour the milk so be sure to add the vinegar to the milk and allow to stand a few minutes before incorporating the soured milk into the egg, sugar, vegetable oil and molasses.

Next, add 1/4 cup of golden or dark raisins if desired to the wet mixture. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and incorporate well. Pour the batter into a mold that has been sprayed with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Tent with foil; place onto rack of Dutch oven adding hot water around the mold. Simmer for about two hours or until center of bread contains no loose batter when toothpick is inserted. Add boiling water as needed - and please be careful when doing such.

The Boston Brown Bread can be served either warm or cold. This recipe for Boston Brown Bread makes 1 loaf of bread which contains about 12 generous servings or 15 regular servings.

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