in search of the uber healthy loaf

I have been in search of the uber healthy loaf for breakfast. I wanted tasty, filling, healthy, low glycemic, easy to make, good for toast, could last well in the fridge for the week, and a little moist. Shouldn’t be too hard?

There was the light rye with sunflower seeds and sultanas. It was almost there. Just needed a little more oomph to it though. A little bit more depth to the taste, and perhaps a touch too dry.

A few loaves later, and finally the uber healthy loaf steps up. (Actually I’m sure it could be made even healthier, by adding more grains and nuts, but if I just write the almost uber healthy loaf…well it doesn’t have the same ring to it does it?…)

The Almost Uber Healthy Loaf

200gms starter

1 cup rye flour

1/2 cup chestnut flour

3/4 cup strong bakers flour

3/4 cup sunflower seeds, LSA, (linseed, sunflower and almond meal) sultanas

1 tps cinnamon

1 tps salt

1/4 cup natural yoghurt

For this particular loaf I mixed the dough up, quick knead, and let prove for 4 hours. A fold, and then popped into my banetton for a further 6 hours in the fridge. Brought back to room temperature for another hour. Then baked at 250C with steam for approximately 25 minutes top shelf.

I find the natural yoghurt gives a touch more moistness to a sourdough with lots of other ‘bits’ in it. Not too sweet with the sultanas, which just helped balance out the nuts and seeds flavours. With the cinnamon rounding up the taste buds in it’s usual subtle way.

This post submitted to YeastSpotting.

18 thoughts on “in search of the uber healthy loaf

    • You know what I don’t know. I’ve been selfishly keeping it to myself and not even offering it to them… no actually, on second thought Little Monkey does like it. He is rather keen on getting a second breakfast if I’m eating that with jam on it. His passing mouth seems to hover over it.


  1. You sure that thing isn’t too healthy Brydie? 🙂
    But I do like the ‘lives in the fridge for the week’ bit…, nothing like having something really yummy & good for you when your in the mood.


  2. I’m definately giving this a go. Sonds delicious.

    I’ll have to start my ‘starter’ again as it ‘stopped’ while I was away over christmas.

    Happy New Year 🙂


  3. Ooh yum, cinnamon for breakfast. I really ought to try adding a few things to my rye. I make two loaves a week, so could experiment with one of them and raisins and cinnamon sounds like a good one to start with.

    Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year


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