Learn how to make a healthy and nutritious homemade bread with these recipes. Point!

Eating bread can stop being a bad habit if we turn it into a healthy food full of nutritious ingredients. Today we show you the best homemade bread recipes to take care of your body while you allow yourself to eat bread. Take note!

Bread of whole grains: spelled and rye

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One of the tricks to make bread a healthy food is to make whole grains, that is, slow absorption carbohydrates that contain a lot of fiber and minerals that help improve our body. The following recipe is an integral spelled and rye bread, ideal to accompany it in the meal or eat a slice at breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • 300 ml of water
  • 500 g whole spelled flour
  • 100 g wholemeal rye flour
  • 20 g fresh pressed yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt

preparation:

  1. Undo the yeast in 300 ml. of hot water.
  2. Mix the flours and salt in a bowl. Make a small volcano (hollow in the middle) and add the diluted yeast.
  3. Knead little by little until a smooth dough is released from the work table.
  4. Make a ball with the dough and let it rest in a large bowl with cling film for one hour or until it doubles its size. It is better to rest in a warm place.
  5. After the time, knead lightly again and give it a loaf shape.
  6. Place the loaf on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Make a cut with a sharp knife and sprinkle a bit of rye flour on top.
  7. Let rest another 30 minutes or until it has doubled in size.
  8. It’s time to bake: the trick is to put a tray with some water in the base of the oven so that there is moisture at all times. Preheat the oven to 220º and bake the bread for about 10 minutes. Next, lower the temperature to 200º and bake about 25 minutes more.

You have your whole grain bread ready!

Buckwheat bread (gluten-free)

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Buckwheat or buckwheat is a plant whose grains are used as a cereal substitute in different areas of the world, such as China, Russia, the United States and Ukraine. In fact, it is a very widespread food among the population with a gluten allergy. In Spain, it is also grown, so it is relatively easy and economical to obtain. This bread is high in proteins of good quality and amino acids, so we recommend you to write down the following recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 100 g buckwheat flour (buckwheat)
  • 150 g wheat flour
  • 50 g whole oat flakes
  • 55 g nuts (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or others) (optional)
  • 2 g of salt
  • 250 g natural yogurt
  • 50 ml milk
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

preparation:

  1. Mix the flours, oats, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Add the chosen nuts and stir until everything is well integrated.
  2. Add the yogurt and milk to the preparation and start mixing until you get a homogeneous and sticky mass, but with the possibility of forming it between your hands. If you need it, you can have a little more milk. Give it a rounded shape.
  3. Put the dough on a tray prepared with baking paper, make some cuts of a knife and put your bread in the oven, previously heated to 200ºC. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes, until the bread crust is toasted.

That easy! A very nutritious and gluten-free bread.

Sweet potatoes

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The sweet potato is a very healthy tuber, which is used as a substitute for the potato because it has less starch. These little rolls called ‘bolos do caco’ are typical of the island of Madeira and are perfect to accompany as a snack. In addition, you can keep them frozen in the freezer to have them always at hand.

Ingredients:

  • 200 ml water
  • 100 g sweet potato
  • 25 g pressed yeast
  • 100 g force flour
  • 270 g wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

The original recipe has 370 grams of strength flour, but we recommend replacing one part with wholemeal flour. You can also try to make them with other types of flour, such as oatmeal, rice or garbanzo.

preparation:

  1. Peel and chop the sweet potato and boil in plenty of water until it is cooked.
  2. Drain the sweet potato and place it in a bowl along with the water and the yeast. Mix everything by grinding with the help of a fork.
  3. Add the salt and flour little by little, mixing well until all the ingredients are integrated and a mass of work is left.
  4. Start kneading on a smooth, clean surface with a little flour. Try to remove as much air as possible from the dough.
  5. Divide the dough into pieces of about 80 grams each (about 8 pieces) and form a ball. Sprinkle with a little flour and crush lightly.
  6. Cook the bread rolls on a griddle or skillet over medium heat for about 4 minutes on each side, turning them from side to side so they do not burn.

You already have some delicious and nutritious rolls, perfect to taste with olive oil, butter, cheese or sausages.

If you want to freeze them, wait for them to cool and wrap them in plastic wrap individually. You can heat them frozen in the toaster or oven, or let them thaw and pass them lightly through the griddle.