Healthy Hunza Bread Recipe
You can also substitute whole-wheat flour with a mix of different flours if desired for your preferred dose of whole grain goodness.
Use ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and natural local honey to suit your personal taste preferences. The locally produced honey offer some impressive healthy benefits in the area of fighting allergies.
The water in the recipe needs to reach a temperature of 110 degrees to properly activate the yeast otherwise, the cook will end up with flatbread, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
2 cups of flour, and the bread flour works best
1 cup of whole wheat flour
¼ cup of wheat germ
1 pack of active dry yeast
¼ cup of light or dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon of honey, produced locally in your area of residence if available
1 teaspoon of salt plus 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger plus ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
¾ cup of dried fruits such as dark raisins, golden raisins, apricots, or pineapple
1 ½ cups of warm water
2 Tablespoons of butter - for this recipe, we'll require butter but it's only two Tablespoons worth; you can experiment with reduced fat margarine if you wish but we have not done such with our recipe.
Place all of the ingredients into your bread machine using the dough or manual setting. After the bread dough reaches the 'first rise' stage, remove and shape into 2 loaves.
Next, transfer the dough into lightly greased pans and allow it to rise until doubled in volume. Bake at 350 degrees in a preheated oven for about 40 minutes or until golden and fully cooked throughout.
Our low calorie recipe for Healthy Hunza Bread yields approximately 10 servings per loaf for about 115 calories per slice. It makes an excellent bread for energizing purposes while hiking.
You can add a few nuts to the recipe for a bit more health and energy benefits - but keep the addition to no more than 1/3 cup per the entire recipe, otherwise the balance in the oils will be upset and the result may be a bread that is too oily. The oil locked inside nuts tends to cook-out amid the heat.
Because it holds a fruity bite due to the addition of the raisins, apricots, pineapple - or the other dried fruits that the cook opts to use, the bread recipe goes exceptionally well with thin strips of deli baked ham or chicken.
Rather than using your standard spread of Mayo (even low fat Mayo), mustard or spicy mustard, try something a bit different by reaching for your reduced calorie salad dressings.
A serving of raspberry walnut dressing that is low in fat can bring your sandwich from great to gourmet.
Or poppyseed dressing that is reduced fat - or French, Catalina, Thousand Island - and so forth, the flavor combinations that you can use to create unique flavors reach to infinity.
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