Homemade Bread add-ins?

United States
June 11, 2008 10:21pm CST
I make most of our food from scratch. I bake bread a few times a week. I have been doing a kind of a quick yeast bread, its kind of dense, but very good. Today I made cinnamon raisin (I don't generally make it sweet), but these are the things I add in for health boosting nutrients... I'm kind of in a rut...any other ideas? sunflower kernels, sprouted seeds, a good amount of whole wheat flour, oatmeal, nutritional yeast, wheat germ, ground flax seed, raisins, craisins, apple pieces, zucchini or carrots, grated, other kinds of flours, herbs for flavor. Any other ideas?
3 responses
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
12 Jun 08
What about some lemon or orange zest. Any kind of citrus really. I made a sour cream lemon bread the other day that was pretty tasty. I also read a recipe for a turkey stuffing bread. It has a bunch of herbs in it and it is supposed to taste like turkey stuffing, but without the meat.
• United States
12 Jun 08
I just saw the post titled "sour cream lemon bread", I haven't checked it out yet, but it sounds heavenly!!! I'm definitely all over that! LOL... sounds yummy! The citrus would be good...it would have been good in the cinnamon bread...thanks, great idea!!!
• Canada
6 Aug 08
I like to add sundried tomato, dried basil and mild cheddar to my bread dough. I do it just before the last rise and baste the loaves with some of the oil from the sundried tomato jar just before baking. Brush the loaves with butter as soon as they come out of the oven and let them cool on a bakers rack.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Maybe adding some pesto and/or sundried tomatoes. Also, my favorite bread has all sorts of nuts, seeds and dried fruits...pumpkin, sunflower, walnuts, hazelnuts, apricots, raisins, cherries...