Sunday, August 26, 2012

Another bread post!

I guess by now it's clear that I love my bread, huh? ;-) 
I'll admit though, after having started to watch my calorie intake again a bit closer (having quit smoking some months ago -in November '11 to be exact!- led me to have an increased appetite and over time some few extra unwanted pounds crept up *blech*) I'm probably not going to easily wolf down 2 slices at a time anymore soon!.. Unless they're lower in calories, which is why I'd like to share following 2 bread recipes! From all of my bread recipes I've posted so far, those seem to be really in the lower range! (Still more than a store bought bread, unfortunately.., but we'll have to remind ourselves that the home made ones are much better quality and no preservatives!!!)

I found both recipes on Alicia C. Simpson's blog Vegan Guinea pig and did the calculation over on Sparkpeople (which is a site I've joined years ago but have been MIA for quite some time and just recently started to re-visit! It's awesome for all kinds of things, whether you're interested in nutritional tracking, fitness tracking and conversing with others, get inspired, find a fitness buddy, etc.).
If you ever wanted to find me directly, I'm here: MomOf2Gremlins ;-)

Long story, short, here are the 2 wonderful bread (machine) recipes! 

  ~* Daily Bread *~
Makes a 1 1/2 pound loaf (~10 slices)

1/2 C Water
1/2 C Oat, Soy or Almond Milk
1 Egg Replacer Egg (I use Ener G)
3 C Bread Flour (sometimes I use 2C bread Flour and 1 C Wheat Flour)
2T Milled Flax Seed
1T Vital Wheat Gluten
1.5t salt
1T Olive Oil
2t Bread Machine Yeast
I bake on light - Remove when complete and cool on rack. Sometimes this cools before the family makes me cut it up. Perfect for sandwiches.

Per slice: 157 calories, 2 fat, 28 carbs, 6 protein

~* Potato Bread *~ 
Makes 1 ½ pound loaf (~10 slices)

½ cup water
2/3 cup almond milk
1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ tablespoons agave nectar
2 ½ cups bread flour
1/3 cup instant potato flakes
1 tablespoon gluten (optional)
1 ¼ teaspoons salt
2 ¼ teaspoon bread machine yeast

Place all ingredients in the pan according to the order in manufacturer’s instructions (usually liquids on bottom, solids on top) be sure not to put the potato flakes and the liquids close together as he flakes will absorb the liquids too fast and change the outcome of the finished product.

Set the crust on medium and use the basic white bread cycle (do not use delayed start for this bread).

When the baking cycle ends immediately remove the bread from the plan and place it on a rack to cool. Allow to cool to room temperature before slicing.
 Alicia C. Simpson (Vegan Guinea Pig)

Per slice: 175 cals, 3 fat, 31 carbs, 1.5 fiber, 3 sugar, 5.6 protein

Oh and in case you never know how to store your fresh baked bread, I found this adjustable bread keeper few weeks ago on Amazon and love it! All of my bread machine breads fit well in it and keep really nice and fresh! (Not that bread survives longer than 3 days in our household anyway! *lol*)


  1. These bread recipes look delicious! :) I'm bummed though, I wanted to try the potato bread today but I don't have potato flakes. Maybe I can stop at the store to get some! xox

  2. Aww Christine, that's truly a bummer! I hate when I see a blog post's recipe I wanna make and don't have the ingredients for it!
    I hope you'll be able to make it soon! ;) xox