This sprouted wheat French bread recipe makes two good-sized loafs. It is amazingly soft and very tasty! It’s hard to resist fresh, homemade bread straight from the oven…a delicious addition to any meal, and one that the whole family will devour! You can also have this bread in an E meal if you follow Trim Healthy Mama.
Sprouted Wheat French Bread Benefits
Did you know that bread made with sprouted grains are easier to digest than regular bread?
That’s because sprouted grains are higher in enzymes and lower in lectins.
You’re probably wondering what in the world are enzymes and lectins.
I’ll give you a link from one of my favorite sources to read more about sprouted grains and their benefits >>>>> Dr Axe talks about sprouted grains
Sprouted whole wheat flour is gentler on your blood sugar.
Regular flour causes a quick rise to your blood sugar…even whole grain wheat flour is hard on your blood sugar.
Sprouted Whole Wheat Flour Helps With Gluten Sensitivity
Eating bread that uses sprouted flour can be easier on those with a gluten sensitivity.
If you are truly celiac or have a serious gluten allergy, this will not help.
If you are simply sensitive to gluten, studies have shown that while sprouting raises most proteins, it lowers gluten proteins.
In reality, sprouted grains are made from the entire plant…you see when the grain is sprouted, it contains the germ, bran and endosperm.
When the grain sprouts, it turns into a plant, therefore, our bodies will recognize it as a vegetable and will process and digest it much easier!
Once the grains are sprouted, they can then be dried and milled into flour for you to use in so many delicious recipes.
Can I Eat Sprouted Bread Following Trim Healthy Mama
Yes, you can indeed!
As already mentioned, sprouted grains are easier on the blood sugar as well as digestion.
Just a reminder that sprouted bread would fall into the E category.
So if you are wanting to keep you fuels separated, be sure to have this bread with an E meal.
As far as the egg and butter in this bread recipe, there is not enough grams of fat in a serving to put you in a crossover setting.
You may look at the nutritional information in the recipe box below and notice that 1 slice of bread only has half of a gram of fat and 10 net carbs.
In this case, it would still be an E for the Trim Healthy Mama because ingredients triumph numbers.
The entire recipe makes two loaves of bread.
I slice them into about 1/2 inch slices, and that makes around 40 slices total.
Trim Healthy Mama E Meals And Sides
Maybe you really want to eat homemade sprouted bread, but you’re not sure what sort of meal to have with it?
For starters, you can always go with a lean protein such as chicken or turkey.
Sides such as a baked sweet potato or brown rice will be the perfect addition, along with a salad with low fat dressing.
If you’re following the Trim Healthy Mama plan, you can add up to 5 grams of fat in your E meals.
That could be a pat of butter for your potato or bread, or maybe a tiny bit of cheese on your non-starchy vegetables.
For dessert you could also have this Sprouted Wheat Pumpkin Bread…it’s moist and so tasty!
If you need more ideas for a E meal or side dish, please check out this Traditional Cooking School post!
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This sprouted wheat French bread recipe makes two good-sized loafs. It is amazingly soft and very tasty! It's hard to resist fresh, homemade bread straight from the oven...a delicious addition to any meal, and one that the whole family will devour! You can also have this bread in an E meal if you follow Trim Healthy Mama.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a stand mixer, pour water, yeast and honey and gently whisk until combined.
- Allow this mixture to sit for about 5 minutes.
- Add butter, salt, egg. Use dough hook to start mixing.
- Add sprouted flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough cleans the sides of bowl.
- Knead dough for 3-4 minutes.
- Turn off mixer and remove dough hook, then cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow dough to rise for 15 minutes.
- Remove cover, punch dough down and divide into 2 equal parts.
- Shape each part into a 15 inch long loaf and place on baking sheet.
- Repeat with second part of dough.
- Cover loaves on baking sheet and allow to rise for 10 minutes while stove is preheating.
- Uncover dough and slash the tops with a sharp, serrated knife.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Place bread loaves on a cooling rack to finish cooling.
- Once completely cooled, store in plastic wrap or in a large Ziploc bag on counter.
- This bread will last 2-3 days on the counter. You can freeze it if you want to have it for a later date.
Serving Size1 slice of bread
Amount Per Serving Calories 67Total Fat .5gNet Carbohydrates 10gProtein 2.5g