Clean Eating Bread Recipe

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Looking for a good clean eating bread recipe?

If you haven’t read the book Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients (affiliate link), put it on your “to-read” list. I did. I can’t wait to buy it. I peruse it every time I’m in the book store. In fact, I could almost say I’ve read the whole book already!

I was so excited when the authors shared this video with a base recipe I could try before I bought the book.

The only thing I didn’t like was the use of white flour. In my Clean Eating plan, I’m not allowing any white flour at all. So I had to adapt this a little. And you know what? It worked!

Clean Eating Bread

All I did was follow their recipe exactly, but I substituted the white flour for whole wheat pastry flour (which is the only kind of whole wheat flour I ever use.). It turned out great!

I should mention that by substituting the flour, I was not able to get four loaves of bread out of the recipe as they show in the video. I was only able to make two loaves. But I’m okay with that! The bread turned out far more dense then what they show, but it’s really tasty.

I topped the first loaf with sesame seeds and added Italian spice and sun-dried tomatoes to the bread by “sandwiching” them between two layers of dough on the second loaf. (You’re not supposed to knead the dough, so I improvised.)

Watch the video for the recipe. It’s very good bread, and only has three ingredients! You can’t get much cleaner than that.



Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients
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  1. This looks Amazing! Will this work at high altitudes?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      I’m not sure as I’ve never baked at a high altitude. I’m sure with a few adjustments it would work fine. But I’m not sure what those adjustments would be. Hopefully somebody else here will chime in…

  2. Thanks for the reply. I was also curious as to the nutritional value of the bread. Does anyone have that information? I am looking forward to getting the book. Happy baking everyone!!

  3. If you want it softer on the outside, you could probably reduce the cooking time down to about 25 minutes. I haven’t made this yet – I haven’t got a kitchen at the moment – but when I made my own bread previously, a crusty outside took about 30 minutes and a softer crust, which I had to do for my hubby, took about 25 mins. Hope this helps. And when I get my oven in, the kitchen should be in this week, I will let you know how I go. 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Please do! Thanks for the tip! 🙂

  4. The other thing I forgot to say, is that water also helps to make the outside ‘tough’. Another experiment I will attempt when kitchen and oven is sorted. 😉

  5. I have a question: I watched the video and it seems so easy, that I really want to try this, but I am confused on the substitution that you made. So, did you use all whole wheat pastry flour or did you just sub that for the 2 cups all purpose flour? I am confused. So, would it be 7 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or would it be 5 1/2 cups whole wheat flour and 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour. Thanks Tiffany!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sharon – I used 5 1/2 cups whole wheat flour and 2 cups whole wheat PASTRY flour. Two different flours. Does that make sense?

  6. I just tried this recipe, when mixing the dough, it was very dry. I live in Texas so altitude shouldn’t be an issue. The dough definitely didn’t resemble that in the video, very dense and no elasticity at all. For the baking time, it is still in the oven as we speak 25 minutes longer than the suggested bake time and still isn’t thoroughly baked. HELP!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jennifer – What type of flour did you use?

  7. Does it have to be refrigerated overnight before baking?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Pam – I recommend it, yes.

  8. How long will the dough keep in the fridge? Do you have to bake it all the next day?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jennifer – It should say in the video. I can’t remember now, it’s been a while. But I do recall baking the loaves and freezing one of them. Bread freezes really well if you pack it tight.

  9. Tina Geer says:

    There’s no recipe showing here!? *sad face 🙁

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tina – The recipe is in the video. It’s not mine, so I didn’t publish it. But I have lots of bread recipes here. Just see the recipe index.

  10. Okay so where is the video link? There’s no play button over the bread image & I don’t see a hyperlink to the video….

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Nicki – Sounds like a browser issue. It works fine for me, the video is still live. You could try going directly to YouTube and searching for 5 minute bread.

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