Healthy Bread Maker Recipes for Easy Healthy Eating
Bread is often the topic of heated debate when it comes to clean eating or a healthier lifestyle, yet it has been a staple of our diet for millennia and continues to be enjoyed the world over, regardless of custom, country or social class.
It is a food we all know better than any other, some of us embrace and enjoy it, some steer away from it due to excessive carbohydrates and other issues such as the additives put into our shop bought loaves.
The very best thing about making your own is that it gives back control to you and your family. You alone decide what goes in to your daily bread and if time is an issue, as it often is with those who would love to bake but simply can’t due to work, family or other commitments then a compact bread maker such as the Panasonic ZX2522 is the perfect solution, and we will show you why.
So whether you want a cleaner eating lifestyle, free of additives or speciality gluten-free loaves or vegan friendly bread that everyone can fall in love with, here are just a few ideas to set you on the way.
A life with less gluten is easy with the Panasonic ZX2522, with a variety of programmes it is devoted to creating not only to gluten-free bread, but pizza dough and even cakes, placing the focus on creating incredible baking without the gluten. That gives you the convenience of freshly prepared loaves that are perfectly tailored to your dietary needs and makes cleaner eating and achievable goal for everyone, just as it should be.
Preparing your own gluten-free sourdough bread with the Panasonic SD-ZX2522 bread maker is easy, with its tailor-made gluten-free programmes and your reward will be fresh, gluten-free sourdough bread any time you want it once you have gathered the following ingredients:
● 250g of gluten-free sourdough starter culture
● 1 tea spoon gluten-free yeast
● 125g tapioca flour
● 125g oat flour (alternatively blend oats until they are the consistency of flour)
● 1 tea spoon salt
● 1 tea spoon granulated sugar
● 120ml water
Ensuring your gluten-free sourdough starter culture is properly prepared and left to prove overnight in advance will make the rest of this rustic recipe a simple pleasure to prepare with the Panasonic ZX2522. All you need to do is add the ingredients into your compact bread maker’s bread pan and the dedicated program takes care of the rest.
When it comes to healthier eating, superfoods are a great way of incorporating vitamins as well as flavour into your diet, and cranberries are one of the best, combine them with pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds and you have a loaf packed full of zinc, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. What’s more; making it at home means you can upgrade it to the gluten-free version easily by gathering together the following ingredients:
● 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds (pre-roasted)
● 1 tbsp of sunflower seeds
● 200g cranberries
● 350ml of water
● 1 tsp cider vinegar
● 4 tsp vegetable oil
● 2 medium eggs
● 1 pinch of salt
● 1 ½ tsp yeast
● 450g gluten free bread flour
Once again, your compact bread maker can and will do all the hard work for you, simply place the water, oil, eggs, vinegar and salt into your bread maker’s pan before adding the gluten-free bread flour, yeast, cranberries, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Select the gluten-free loaf program and medium crust (or darker if you prefer) and continue with your day...simple.
Dairy free, this recipe relies on olive oil which has meant some changes to the other ingredients to get that perfect balance. The result is a cleaner eating treat, which toasts like a dream and creates the backbone of delicious soft sandwiches and accompaniments for the table. It is ideal for seasoned vegans or just those liking to try vegan fayre for the first time as it relies on simple, everyday ingredients:
● 1 teaspoon of fast action yeast
● 500g strong wholemeal bread flour
● 1 teaspoon of sea salt (optional)
● ½ - 1 teaspoon of olive oil
● 370 ml of water
The Panasonic ZX2522 is once again the perfect kitchen assistant for this task, allowing you to simply place all the ingredients into its bread pan in the order listed, then select the desired program ( the “whole wheat” or “whole wheat rapid” programs work the best) then just wait to turn out your warm, wholesome vegan loaf on to a wire tray to cool, whilst you enjoy a home full of the aroma of fresh bread made the way you want it, and that is the main benefit of baking these healthy loaves at home, it is all about what you want, how and when you want it.
For a whole range of other healthy, fresh baking ideas head over to the Panasonic ideas kitchen where you’ll find bread recipes and much more for you and your compact bread maker to create.