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High fiber loaf?

GregS's picture
GregS

High fiber loaf?

Fiber slows the absorption of sugars which helps diabetics cope with "spikes" of sugar. I'm looking for a high-fiber loaf that has good flavor and reasonable "lightness". I could add something like wheat bran and a recipe with a high percentage of wheat flour seems logical. Could any of you fine folks suggest recipes or other strategies to maximize the fiber in a SD loaf without making it too dense?

Many thanks,

GregS

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dabrownman

whole grain, sprouted SD breads are the best for diabetics like me.  Getting all the bran in the levain makes the bread less dense and generally more airy.  I have crafted this method for diabetics and just about ab=ny post on my blog follows these general rules.

GregS's picture
GregS

You are one of my "idols" on this blog. I hadn't connected your adventurous recipes with the high-fiber issue, but now I will! Thanks so much

GregS

 

Danni3ll3's picture
Danni3ll3

bread in Flour Water Salt Yeast that is high fiber and not a brick. I have made this and it is full of flavour and easy to make. Here is a web page that this particular recipe. 

http://www.karenskitchenstories.com/2013/07/75-whole-wheat-bread-another-saturday.html?m=1

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Wannabe-Baker

from Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads book. A Great high fiber loaf that is very light.