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This healthful high-fiber bread is loaded with whole grains, is suitable for diabetic meal plans, and makes a tasty side dish for anytime.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

40 mins
2 hrs 45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a bowl, combine bulgur and millet. Add 1 cup boiling water. Let stand for 5 minutes; drain well.

  • In a large bowl, stir together 1 cup of the bread flour, the gluten flour (if using), and yeast; set aside.

  • In a saucepan, heat and stir 1-1/4 cups water, molasses, butter, and salt until warm (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F) and butter is almost melted.

  • Add to flour mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on low for 30 seconds, scraping sides. Beat on high for 3 minutes. Stir in bulgur mixture, whole wheat flour, oats, wheat germ, and as much remaining flour as you can.

  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes total). Shape into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size (1 to 1-1/4 hours).

  • Punch down dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover; let rest for 10 minutes. Coat an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; line bottom with parchment paper, if desired. set aside.

  • Shape dough into a loaf; place loaf in prepared pan. Cover; let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (about 30 minutes). Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until bread sounds hollow. Cover bread loosely with foil for the last 10 minutes to avoid overbrowning. Remove from pan. Cool on a wire rack. Remove parchment paper, if using.


Equipment: Bread Machine Directions: Prepare bulgur as directed in Step 1. Add ingredients to 1-1/2-pound loaf bread machine as directed by the manufacturer, except use 2 cups bread flour, the gluten flour, and 1-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast. Add bulgur mixture and 1-1/4 cups water. If available, select the whole grain cycle or basic white bread cycle. During kneading cycle, check and, if necessary, add more bread flour or milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make a dough that forms a smooth ball. Remove from machine; cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

125 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 24.3g; dietary fiber 2.2g; sugars 1.6g; fat 1.2g; saturated fat 0.4g; cholesterol 1.3mg; vitamin a iu 17.7IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 67.9mcg; calcium 13.5mg; iron 1.5mg; magnesium 32mg; potassium 119.3mg; sodium 116.3mg.