Bread Breakup, Maybe?

Mar 20, 2012
Its hard but not impossible..

I am thinking about breaking up with store-bought bread! As I am already madly in love with this homemade banana nut bread, may be its about time..A recent report from CDC found that bread and rolls are the top source of sodium in America’s diet, not chips or pretzels. Thanks CDC, it's helped me take decision about bread sooner.

You  know, I like to get proactive (only) when it comes to food, so to avoid any future bread shortages, I made a fresh batch of whole wheat bread inspired from this blog but made very few changes.
I promise I read my ADA journals and not just wrap bread!

Whole Wheat Bread

  • 3 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3 tsp sugar 
  • 3 tbsp whole milled flax seeds (flax seed 101) 
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 cups of club soda, room temperature
FYI: Flax seed can be used as an egg replacement! To replace one egg:1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds and 3 tablespoons water. Stir together until thick and gelatinous.

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients and combine well. 
  3. Pour 2 cups of cub soda and combine everything well.
  4. Fold the dough into a greased loaf pan. 
  5. Sprinkle some more flax seeds and sesame seeds on top. 
  6. Bake at 375F for 45-50 minutes till the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Wait for the loaf to cool down a bit before you cut into it.
Storing it? I wrap bread in aluminum foil and place it on top of the fridge. Since it does not last more than few days, I do not exactly know the shelf life.

The bread came out little underdone so I had to put for additional 5-8 minutes. It's pretty wholesome but little bland for my liking but again I like peanut butter or honey with everything!

Okay, I am little crazy (my brother agrees too and asked me, "you not gonna grow your own rice, are you?"), I am not a total nutcase. It makes me feel better knowing that every bite is merely 6 ingredients vs. who know what.

It is not feasible to do everything from scratch, grow vegetable garden or have a farm. But if I can spare countless hours on face book, I am sure I can fit baking something simple as this one somewhere. Or I could continue stalking on facebook (now common don't lie) while the bread is in the oven!

Word of Advice: Just do not get carried by wedding and spring break pictures while the bread is in the oven! 

I am sending this recipe over to Cooking With Wholefoods where the chosen ingredient is whole wheat flour. For other delicious recipes from fellow bloggers, click here:

 and also don't forget to visit Kiran's blog for further information about this event.


  1. I never buy bread anymore...but I don't make it either. I would love to get really good at making a healthier bread --- I think I may have a bit of a gluten sensitivity.

    1. Hey Jamie, I have just started getting into it and I am enjoying my home made bread. Boy, its a lot of patience to bake! And about gluten sensitivity, I am sure there are plenty of recipes that are gluten-free. If you make some, let me know :)

  2. hello mam, i want to make this bread but have some doubts to clear before making it- first - on which rack of the oven you kept the pan , second-should the both element of the oven switch on or only bottom element switch on while baking and lastly whole wheat flour means atta? i have OTG..hope that you will give reply and will not ignore my questions.

  3. Wasn't it too sweet with 3 TBSP sugar? I cut down the original TBSP to just 3/4 TBSP and I thought it was great. Also added 1 tsp salt.

    I store my homemade bread in the fridge and it lasts long. Well, it doesn't because I eat it pretty fast :) but I kept it for a week or so and it was fine. I usually toast it to get it crispy again.

    If you love baking bread, consider getting a bread machine if you don't have one. It's a great investment. I just throw all ingredients in the machine, put it on the dough program and 1 h 20 min later, I take it out. I usually late it rise 30 more minutes in the pan before baking it. But anyway, it saves some time and I don't have to worry about the dough not rising, since the machine is doing a good job kneading it and keeping it warm.

    1. Hey Roxy,
      thank you for pointing out the 3 tbsp sugar instead of tsp.. the bread was not very sweet but i have a huge sweet tooth..i have been thinking about getting a bread machine actually.i love carbs :)

  4. Yes many times, even I feel like breaking the store bought stuff that can be made at home!!! I thoroughly enjoyed your writeup!! The bread is looking awesome!! bookmarking it..
    Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!


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