Multigrain Bread And Peanut Butter

Multigrain bread and homemade peanut butter.
I love the aroma of freshly baked bread. A bread made with Whole wheat or atta, soyabean, sorghum or jowar, pearl millet or bajra flour and flax seed powder.
If you can make your bread at home with healthy ingredients then why to use store bought bread with harmful chemicals.

Your daily bread could contain cancer-causing chemicals, including Potassium Bromate and Potassium Iodate, substances that are banned in many countries, but not in India due to slack food regulations, warns a new report released by the Centre for Science and Environment.
In 1999, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified Potassium Bromate as possibly carcinogenic (cancer causing) to humans.
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So try to avoid store bought bread and make your own bread at home with healthy ingredients.
You can get some more bread recipes here. Click on the names to get recipe

Whole wheat bread

Cheesy bread

Oats, flaxseed whole wheat bread

Focaccia with whole wheat and soya bean flour

Bread making is not so difficult. Just don’t be impatient. Have some patience to knead the dough well till soft and elastic and give time to rise the dough. And feel the excitement and joy of making your own bread from scratch.

I have used soyabean flour, sorghum or jowar flour and pearl millet or bajra flour. You can use any flour of your choice, like ragi or finger millet, corn, oats powder etc.

Recipe

Whole Wheat flour or atta – 1 cup

Soyabean flour – 1 cup

Sorghum or jowar flour – 1 cup

Pearl millet or bajra flour – 1/4 cup

Flax seed powder – 3 tablespoon

Milk powder – 3 tablespoon

Dry yeast – 1 & 1/2 teaspoon

Salt – 1 & 1/2 teaspoon

Sugar – 1 tablespoon

Oil – 2 tablespoon

Vinegar – 1 & 1/2 tablespoon

Warm water – 1 & 1/4 cup

Sesame seed to sprinkle

Method

Mix sugar and yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Water should be warm not hot. Stir well and cover. Keep in a warm place for 15 minutes.

In a large bowl mix all the flour, flax seed powder, milk powder, salt, oil and vinegar. Mix and add the yeast mixture.

Add warm water and knead a soft dough. You have to knead it really well. Knead for at least 7-8 minutes. It will be a sticky smooth dough. If you feel your dough is too sticky you can add little more flour. Place it in a greased bowl. Smear with oil. Cover loosely with a kitchen napkin. Keep it in a warm place for 2 hours. I have kept it in the oven.

After 2 hours take out the dough. It will be double. Punch down the dough.

Spread some flour on a flat surface. Knead the dough again. You can add little more flour if require. Knead well and smear with oil. Now it will be not sticky but a stretchable soft dough.

Make it flat with the help of your oil greased palm. Roll it from one side to make a loaf. Press the sides and place in a greased loaf pan. Press the sides gently.

Brush little water over it. Or level with your wet fingers.
Sprinkle little sesame seeds all over it.
Again place in a warm place for 1 hours more or until doubled.

Preheat the oven at 180° for 10 minutes.
When preheated place the loaf pan in middle rack and bake for 30 minutes or until the colour becomes golden brown.

Your homemade healthy multigrain healthy bread is ready. Don’t try to slice it when hot. It may be crumbled.
Let it cool down completely. Slice them and toast. These breads are taste best when toasted. Spread butter or jam. I like these bread with thick layer of homemade peanut butter.
Or make sandwiches with the stuffings of your choice.

For peanut butter

Dry roast 1 cup peanut. Let it cool down. Remove and discard the skin. Grind it with 1/4 teaspoon salt. I have used sea salt. Use your dry grinder to grind. When it becomes coarse powder. Stir with a spoon. Grind again for few seconds. Stir and repeat the process till the peanuts release oil and become a paste like consistency.
Delicious peanut butter is ready. Store it in a airtight jar and keep in refrigerator for later use.

Notes

1. You can use any flour of your choice, like ragi or finger millet, oats powder, corn etc.

2. You can use warm milk instead of water.

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Focaccia With Whole Wheat And Soyabean Flour

Focaccia with whole wheat and soya bean flour.
Yes didn’t use refined flour in it. Tried to make a healthy bread for kids. And very happy with the taste. Its really delicious.

Focaccia is a flat oven-baked Italian bread product similar in style and texture to pizza doughs. It may be topped with herbs or other ingredients.

Wikipedia

I have used soya bean flour in it which makes the bread protein rich.
Soy flour is derived from roasted soybeans finely grounded into a powder. It is a rich source of proteins, as well as iron, B vitamins and calcium, and it adds a pleasant texture and flavor to a variety of products, according to SoyFoods.com.
Soy flour may reduce the risk of heart disease. In 1999, the FDA authorized the link between soy protein and reduced risk of coronary heart disease to be used on food labels. The FDA concluded that including soy protein in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels.
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This focaccia is very easy to make. You can serve it with any sauce. I have served with marinara sauce.

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I have sprinkle chopped cilantro or coriander leaves over it but you can use parsley, basil or any herb you have. You can spread generous amount of cheese over it while baking. Or spread some chopped onion, tomato, olive, bell peppers anything you like.
Use olive oil to get perfect taste.

Recipe

Whole Wheat flour or atta – 2 cup

Soyabean flour – 1 cup

Yeast – 2 teaspoon

Sugar – 1 teaspoon

Salt – 2 teaspoon

Oil – 3 tablespoon + for greasing

Garlic powder – 1 – 2 teaspoon

Oregano – 2 teaspoon

Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Cilantro or coriander leaves – 1 tablespoon, chopped

Red chilli flakes – 1 teaspoon

Water – 1 & 1/4 cup or as require to make a soft dough

Method

1. Take 1 cup lukewarm water in a large bowl. Water should be just warm not hot.

2. Add 1 teaspoon sugar and 2 teaspoon yeast. Stir well to dissolve both.

Now keep it covered for 15 minutes or until the mixture bubbled up.

3. Add salt, oil, Oregano, garlic powder, black pepper powder and half of the flour. Mix well with a spoon. If you like strong garlic flavour use 2 teaspoon full. If not add 1 tablespoon.

4. Now add remaining flour and knead with hand. Knead well and add more water if require. Knead the dough for 8 to 10 minutes. You can use your food processor or stand mixer.

5. Smear the dough with some oil and cover. Allow the dough to leaven for 2 hours. If the weather is cold increase the time.

6. Take out the dough. It will be doubled.
Punch down the dough to remove the air.

7. Knead the dough again. Knead it on flour dusted surface. Knead till the dough becomes soft and elastic. You can add little more flour if require.

8. Take a square or rectangle baking pan. Grease it generously with olive oil.

9. Transfer the dough in greased pan. Press down the dough in baking pan. Make even layer of the size of baking pan with oil greased hand.

10. Keep the pan in the oven or on your kitchen counter for second rise for 30 minutes.

11. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees for 15 minutes.

12. Now make holes or dents on it using your all the finger tips. Drizzle olive oil over it.

13. Sprinkle red chilli flakes and chopped cilantro or coriander leaves all over it.

You can use parsley, basil, thyme whatever you have.
If you want you can sprinkle chopped onions, bell peppers, olives anything.

14. Bake in preheated oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until the top becomes light brown.

15. Let the focaccia cool down. Cut and serve warm or in room temperature.
Happy baking!!

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Oats Flax Seed Wholewheat Bread 

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Bread with oats and flax seed.

Oats are loaded with Dietary fiber ,more than any other grain. Oats have a range of healthy cholesterol lowering properties, helps control weight, reduces blood pressure, stabilize blood sugar, good for skin, enhances immune system, lower the risk of colon cancer.

And we all know oats as world’s healthiest food. Better way to gain the strength and energy.

But no one in my family like oats as a porridge.But this bread and my other oats dishes are super liked by my family and friends 😀

I have added flax seed powder in it. Flaxseeds have so many health benefits. Flax seeds or linseeds are rich source of  Omega-3 essential fatty acids, good fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. It also have micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese and vitamin B1.

It could help you improve digestion, reduce sugar cravings, fight cancer, lower cholesterol, promote weight loss, balance hormones and give you clear skin.

So here is a super healthy bread for you. Include it in your breakfast for a healthy start of the day.

I have already shared a whole-wheat bread recipe. Method is same. You can find step by step recipe here

https://batterupwithsujata.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/wholewheat-bread/

Oats bread may be little different from wheat bread. It may be denser and more crumbly than your wheat bread. But indeed a super healthy bread 😊

 

Recipe 
Wholewheat flour or atta – 2 cup
Oats – 1 cup
Flax seed powder – 2 tablespoon
Yeast – 1 & 1/2 teaspoon
Salt – 1 teaspoon
Sugar – 1 tablespoon
Oil – 2 tablespoon
Vinegar – 1 & 1/2 tablespoon
Milk – 1/4 cup
Water – 1 cup
Oats to sprinkle – handful

 

Method 

 

Mix sugar and yeast in 1/4 cup warm milk. Milk should be warm not hot. Stir well and cover. Keep in a warm place for 15 minutes.

 

Grind the oats in a mixer grinder. Grind until the oats becomes fine powder, Just like flour.

 

In a large bowl mix wholewheat flour, oats, flax seed powder, salt, oil and vinegar. Mix and add the yeast mixture.

 

Add water and knead a soft dough. You have to knead it really well. Knead for at least 7-8 minutes. It will be a sticky smooth dough. Place it in a greased bowl. Smear with oil. Cover loosely with a kitchen napkin. Keep it in a warm place for 2 hours. I have kept it in the oven.

 

After 2 hours take out the dough. It will be double. Punch down the dough.

Spread some flour on a flat surface. Knead the dough again. You can add little more flour if require. Knead well and smear with oil. Now it will be not sticky but a stretchable soft dough.

 

Make it flat with the help of your oil greased palm. Roll it from one side to make a loaf. Press the sides and place in a greased loaf pan. Press the sides gently. Sprinkle  a handful of oats over it. Again place in a warm place for 1 to 2 hours or till the loaf doubled.

 

Preheat the oven at 200° for 20 minutes.

When preheated place the loaf pan in middle rack and bake for 30 minutes or until the colour becomes light brown.

 

Your super healthy bread is ready. Don’t try to slice it when hot. It may be crumbled.

Let it cool down completely. Slice them and toast. These breads are taste best when toasted. Spread butter or jam. I like my bread with thick layer of jam 😀

Or make sandwiches with the stuffings of your choice and serve.

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Wholewheat Bread 

 

Whole-wheat bread. Eggless and dairy free.

Homemade bread. Aroma and taste wise, store bought bread doesn’t come close to the wonderful smell and taste of homemade bread. Heavenly aroma filled my home.

 
Most commercial types of bread contain sugar or high fructose corn syrup, just like other processed foods. Sugar causes many adverse effects and eating processed foods that contain it is likely to have detrimental effects on health. Most grains also include the “anti nutrient” phytic acid.  Source  – https://authoritynutrition.com

 
So why not make your own bread at home. A healthy low calorie bread. You can use minimum amount of sweetener require to activate the yeast. Use just enough salt to give the bread depth of flavour. Add fat and dairy product of your choice.
You will feel the heavenly aroma and will enjoy the fun of growing a sourdough culture. So make your own healthy low calorie bread at home.

 

Recipe 

 

Whole Wheat flour or atta – 3 cup

 
Dry yeast  – 1 and 1/2 teaspoon

 
Salt  – 1 teaspoon

 
Sugar  – 1 tablespoon

 
Oil  – 2 tablespoon

 
Vinegar  – 1 and 1/2 tablespoon

 
Water  – 1 and 1/4 cup

 
Little milk for brushing

 
Method 

1.Mix sugar and yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Water  should be warm not hot. You can use 1/4 cup warm milk too. Stir well cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.

 
2.In a large bowl mix flour, vinegar, salt, oil mix well. Add the  yeast mixture. Knead with the help of water. Knead it really well for 7-8 minutes. Add more water if require.
Now it will be a smooth and sticky dough. Smear with oil or little water. Cover and keep it in a warm place for 2 hours. I have kept it in the oven.

 


After 2 hours the dough will be double.

 

3. Punch down the dough. Spread some flour on a flat surface.   Knead again by pressing it with your palm. You can add little more flour if require. You can cut it half and knead separately as I did to make the kneading easy.
After kneading the dough smear with oil. Now it shouldn’t be sticky.

 

 

4. Press the dough with your fingers and make it flat. Now roll it to make loaf. Press the sides and place in a greased loaf pan. Press again gently and cover it. Keep aside for the second proofing.

 


5. After 1 hour it will be double again.Brush the loaf with little milk .

 

6. Preheat the oven at 200° for 20 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes or until the colour becomes light brown.

 



7.Let it cool down completely.

Slice and enjoy your homemade healthy whole wheat flour bread with butter or jam. Or make sandwiches with it. Happy baking.