Seeded Whole Wheat Bread Dough

Recipe posted in: Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Healthy Sides & Snacks
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The art of baking bread from scratch has become a rarity. However, this underrated practice was once the only way to enjoy this household staple. We’re going back to basics with a Seeded Whole Wheat Bread Dough recipe that’s packed with flavor and fiber! So, skip the store-bought white bread and whip your own nutrient-rich loaf with our diet-friendly recipe.

bread doughHere at Nutrisystem, we LOVE sandwiches. Why else would we create this Healthy Sandwich Guide filled with diet-friendly tips and tricks for your sammie? Try using a hearty slice of this seeded bread to make an open-faced sandwich topped with lean chicken, lettuce, tomato and onion. Whip up a lightened-up grilled cheese with reduced fat cheddar. Make a breakfast sandwich with a scrambled eggs and sautéed spinach. Top it with your Nutrisystem Tuna Salad to make this Open-Faced Tuna Melt. The sandwich possibilities are endless!

But don’t feel restricted to just sandwiches. Use the leftovers to make croutons, bread pudding, Panzanella salad, French toast or bruschetta. Dunk a slice in your favorite soup or better yet, use it as the bread in our Easy French Onion Soup recipe. You can even make diet-friendly dinner rolls!bread dough

The first step of this easy bread recipe is making the dough. Combine water, yeast, flour, honey, egg white and salt. Knead the dough by hand for about 10 minutes or until it’s no longer sticky. Cover the dough with a towel or plastic wrap and let it rise for two hours in a dark area.

While your dough is rising, make the crunchy topping by combining dry rolled oats, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds. Once it is finished rising, punch the dough and knead in about half of the seed mixture. Roll the dough into a loaf and place it onto a greased pan. Cover and let it rise for another hour.

When you’re ready to get baking, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Brush the top of the dough with a mixture of egg yolk and a dab of water. Sprinkle the remaining seed mixture on top and bake for 25 minutes. Let it cool completely before slicing and serving.

One serving of this Seeded Whole Wheat Bread Dough contains 188 calories. It counts as one SmartCarb and one Extra on your Nutrisystem meal plan. Pile your slice high with PowerFuels, Vegetables and Extras for a balanced meal that keeps you satisfied. Whatever you decide to add on, just make sure to log your meal in the NuMi app to stay on track with your weight loss journey. Click here to log this recipe in NuMi! >

Healthy Hacks: A medley of seeds add healthy fats and a crunchy texture to this delicious bread dough. However, you can get creative and switch up the toppings with what you have on hand! Add some dried minced onion or even an everything bagel seasoning blend for a savory twist. You can also go sweet with cinnamon and stevia to create the perfect bread base for French toast.

Searching for some sandwich ideas? You’ve come to the right place! The Leaf Weight Loss Blog has many sandwich recipes that fit into your weight loss menu. Check out the list below for some of our favorites! Simply swap out the bread in the recipe with this Seeded Whole Wheat Bread.

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Servings: 10

Calories per Serving: 188

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 2 Extras

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 packet dry active yeast
  • 1 ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 egg, separated into egg white and egg yolk
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup rolled oats dry
  • 2 Tbsp. flaxseeds
  • 2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Combine water, yeast, flour, honey, egg white and salt. Knead by hand until no longer sticky, about 10 minutes.
  2. Cover the dough with a towel or plastic wrap and let it rise for 2 hours in a dark area.
  3. In a bowl, combine the oats and seeds.
  4. Punch the dough and knead in about ½ of the seed mixture.
  5. Roll the dough into a loaf and place it on a greased pan.
  6. Cover and let it rise for another hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  8. Brush the top of the dough with a mixture of egg yolk and a dab of water. Sprinkle the remaining seed mixture on top.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool before serving.