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no fat bread

emmachant's picture

no fat bread


I want to make bread /pita ect how to I do so without oil or fat.  I am on a no add fat diet. Anybody help


flournwater's picture

The traditional sourdough bread is simple a formula composed of flour, water, salt and yeast.  The formula can be varied (e.g. ciabatta style bread making) to include vegetable oil or olive oil etc., but the oil isn't at all necessary.

Here's a recipe for Shuswap Bannock that uses baking powder rather than yeast as a leavening agent:

If you find a bread formula that includes some form of fat you can often substitute mashed banana for the fat.



Yerffej's picture


There are endless recipes for breads using only flour, water, yeast (or sourdough), and salt.  There is no need to add fats to bread.

Try this:


kutzeh's picture

Most recipes are without fat but use olive oil and it will help you lose weight and contol cholesterol and it is go good

tgnytg's picture


You can make a lot of different breads by varying the amounts of flour, water, salt and yeast. The variations due to fermentation times, temperatures, dough handling techniques, and even loaf shaping make for an endless variety of no fat breads.

The only recipes I have seen for pitas require just a little bit of oil.  The reason is that to get the "balloon" effect when baking pita, the dough has to be supple enough to inflate with steam as the bread cooks on the stone.  Fresh made pita is absolutely wonderful.  

Cheers,  TomG