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MUSCATDBQ SparkPoints: (3,450)
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1/15/13 2:03 P

Thanks for the ideas! I like sourdough as well but like was noted, It usually isn't whole grain. I've tried making my own but usually end up with waste as it doesn't freeze well (it gets dried out upon thawing) and is hard to cut into appropriately sized slices due to the shape my bread maker turns out. Maybe I'll try a combo if the bread maker for kneading and the normal oven for baking. I suppose kneading would be decent exercise, but it isn't my cup of tea. :-)

I'll see if I can find any of the Eziekel bread.

I think the reason whole wheat breads tend to be sweet is that the whole wheat flour needs more yeast to rise and instead of just letting it rise longer before baking, they give the yeast more food (sugar) in order for it to multiply faster.

MATREXX Posts: 579
1/15/13 2:03 P

Another vote here for Ezekiel breads. I keep mine in the freezer and just toast it on the rare occassions I need a slice. It is the only type of bread I've had in the house for years.

1/15/13 1:54 P

Thanks ALGEBRAGIRL, I will look for that.

ALGEBRAGIRL Posts: 1,925
1/15/13 11:33 A

In the freezer section of the health food section of the supermarket: Ezekiel Bread. It does not contain flour, tastes just like any hearty whole wheat bread (the wheat is sprouted and not ground into flour). It is not sweet. I toasted it and ate it for breakfast this morning and found it very tasty - I really don't like a sweet taste in bread.

1/15/13 10:27 A

MUSCATDBQ, I totally agree. Why do so many bakers think whole wheat bread needs to be so sweet?

I really like Dave's Killer Breads and they're very healthy, but one slice is about 130 calories, which is a little more than I want to consume per slice. So I often end up eating sourdough because I don't want sweet bread, but it's generally not whole grain. Or sometimes you can find sourdough "made with" whole grains, meaning they threw in enough whole-grain flour to make it look speckled, but not much of the flour is actually whole-grain.

I'm not enough of a bread baker to know how to make homemade sourdough whole-wheat bread. I will keep looking and will email you a good brand if I can find it.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
1/15/13 10:21 A

Sprouted breads will not be sweet either. Trader Joe's makes some decent ones.

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1/15/13 10:12 A

Good one, cmcole. IME, gluten-free breads are NOT sweet. At all.

I find Arnold's to be less sweet than others, but still somewhat sweet.

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
1/15/13 8:10 A

make your own?

perhaps even sourdough? gluten free options?

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1/15/13 7:56 A

I know that I should be eating a whole wheat bread of some type instead of white, however, Ive tried a couple that meet the "really whole wheat and not just brown colored" category and haven't liked any of them because I find them to be too sweet.

I find store bought white bread too sweet as well so generally stick with an Italian or French bread as those are less sweet. Unfortunately, none of those options are whole wheat.

Any recommendations? Im tired of spending money on bread that I don't really like and then choking it down because I can't just throw it out.

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