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beverly hutchinson's picture
beverly hutchinson

healthy breakfast bread

 

I AM LOOKING FOR A HEALTHY BREAKFAST BREAD  THAT MY FAMILY CAN USE TO GRAB AND RUN IN THE MORNINGS.

I HAVE A LIST OF NEEDS THAT ARE UNUSUAL . MY DAUGHTER HAS DIFFICULTY WITH LOW BLOOD SUGARS. WE NEED

SOMETHING THAT TAKES LONGER TO DIGEST TO KEEP A MORE STABLE BLOOD SUGAR. I USE NUT FLOURS AND WHOLE

GRAINS TO HELP WITH THAT. WE ALSO USE DRIED FRUIT AND FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES. CAN BE YEAST OR

BAKING POWDER.  THANKS

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PMcCool

This may sound counter-intuitive but a sourdough bread made with whole grain flours may be a good bet for your daughter.  The proviso, of course, is that you will have had to have baked it previously.  There have been some studies (sorry, don't have the citations available) that suggest sourdough breads cause less of a blood sugar spike than equivalent breads made with commercial yeast.  That, presumably, would also translate to less of a blood sugar crash after the spike. 

Paul

P.S. ALL CAPS in posts or emails are usually associated with SHOUTING.  One of those netiquette things.

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beverly hutchinson

 I am sorry that i typed in all caps did not know was associated with shouting. do all my nurses notes in capitals r/o easier to read but i am pleading for assistance. i did not know about sour dough. i wanted something to make ahead to have in am.

 

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bnom

I bake sourdough bread with a good measure of whole grains in it.  I slice it after baking, freeze it, and pop in toaster. 

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thomaschacon (not verified)

I've been doing this ever since bnom recommended it.

I used to defrost entire loaves, and then justify eating the whole thing with "If I don't eat it, it will go stale! Just remember how long it took to make!"

I slice and freeze now.  Helps me ward of the gluttony that would happily transform me into a new species: Americanus gargantuous.

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bnom

I'm stunned and delighted that this little practice was playing some small role in your health!  I assure you, no one has ever said I had a positive influence on their waistline before :)

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G-man

Personally I'd look to quickbreads made with whole grain flours, even soaked whole grains. Frozen waffles don't have to come in a yellow box. Make them ahead of time, wrap them in plastic wrap or foil, and send the family with one. When they get to work they can pop them in the toaster. If your kids are in school and don't have access to a toaster, either toast it before they leave (takes five minutes tops and can be accomplished while doing other things) or just defrost it.

Sent with a little jam or a nut spread (I'm talking fresh ground almond butter or peanut butter here, not canned stuff) it makes an awesome breakfast.

Personally I mix up a huge batch of pancake mix every month or two that I store in a plastic container. It's about 50% bread flour, 20% AP, and 30% whole wheat, with sugar, salt, and baking soda/baking powder already in it. The chemical leavening doesn't activate until you add your liquids. Throw in an egg and a cup of milk for every cup of the mix, mix it, let it sit for a few minutes, then throw it on a hot skillet. Instant pancake mix to my own personal tastes.

I'm sure adding nut flours or whole grains wouldn't mess that up too much.

Just a thought.

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beverly hutchinson

 

  thank you will try this also

 

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gmabaking

You might want to try Struan, it is full bodied (as a good bread baker, Artisan or not, tends to be :-). A slice of toasted Struan with a bit of fruit spread is a wonderful, filling breakfast. Recipe can be found in search function on left of page.

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beverly hutchinson

thank you will make a batch this week

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Mini Oven

"Grab and run" is not healthy.  But I understand you want something that can be made quickly.   Carbohydrates are quickly digested and leave one craved for more esp with added sugar like syrups, jams and honey and low fat products.

Go with bacon and eggs or fats & proteins for breakfast.  Increase regular dairy products (avoid low-fat, they contain more sugar) like cheese and yogurt and regular milk or cream.    It has been proven that protein is the best way to stave off hunger for longer periods of time often until 2pm.  It solves the low blood sugar bit, the long and steady blood sugar bit, and you won't pack on pounds if you skip the carbohydrates which send blood sugar quickly soaring only to crash shortly creating a sense of hunger.  Try it, it works wonders and sets a healthier example. 

 

 

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pjkobulnicky

I do a healthy granola with not much sugar and I eat it with whole milk yogurt. I put it in a small glass storage dish when I get up at eat it about an hour later. My many varieties of granolas use rolled oats, of course, and then a variety of nuts, fruits and various other whole grains. Works for me. I'm usually good to 1:00PM or so.