08 Jun

Short Mama at Family Of Shorts started this meme and I want in. I want the results.


This week we are to share healthy recipes. Here are two of mine. Both are carbs. Hey, if I’m gonna cook, it’s probably carbs.



adapted from a recipe by Fred Miller

185 Minutes to Prepare and Cook


8 cups spelt flour.

1 package dry yeast

2 tablespoons of honey

2 tablespoons kelp

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup water

1 cup powdered milk

3 cups warm water

1/2 cup brewer’s yeast powder


    Add yeast to 1 cup very warm, not boiling water along with honey and 1 cup flour.
    After 10 minutes it should be bubbling slightly, as the yeast is working.
    Add the powdered milk and 3 scant cups water, salt and oil. Blend in the rest of the flour, saving one cup to dust the kneading space. Knead for 5-10 minutes.
    Round up in a greased bowl.
    Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
    Punch down, put in 2 greased loaf pans. Cover with damp cloth and let rise 1 hour.

Bake 15 minutes in a 400 degree oven, then 20 minutes at 350 degrees. If desired butter crusts. Each loaf makes about 20 slices. The way I have it written here makes a heavy dense loaf that looks like a fallen cake. If you want a softer lighter loaf add half white flour.
Enjoy warm from the oven.

Number of Servings: 40

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 40
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 103.8
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4 mg
  • Sodium: 186.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g





30 Minutes to Prepare and Cook


    sunflower seeds 1 1/2 C
    pumpkin seeds 1 1/2 C
    flax seed meal 1 1/2 C
    chocolate chips 3/4 C
    raisins 1 1/2 C
    cinnamon 3 teaspoons
    applesauce, unsweetened 3 C
    almond butter 1 1/2 C
    honey 3/4 C
    spelt flour 1 1/2 C
    rolled oats 3 C


Mix all. Spread in greased pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes and divide in 32 bars. This also makes a dense bar. It’s very filling.

Number of Servings: 32

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 32
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 241.9
  • Total Fat: 11.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 119.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 7.3 g

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  1. Mamarazzi

    June 8, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    oooooooh that energy bar recipe sounds deeeeelish!!

  2. Tes

    June 9, 2010 at 12:22 am

    I love the energy bar recipe. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Bonnie K

    June 9, 2010 at 12:56 am

    You go girl!

  4. Petty Witter

    June 9, 2010 at 1:41 am

    I could well do with one of those energy bars.

  5. Cara

    June 9, 2010 at 1:49 am

    That energy bar sounds amazing!

    I don’t think I have the patience (or talent) to make the bread though.

  6. Holly

    June 9, 2010 at 6:12 am

    Homemade energy bars are SO much better! Thanks for the recipe.

  7. shortmama

    June 9, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Fresh bread, so yummy! That energy bar would be perfect to take on a camping trip!

  8. Marianne

    June 9, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Uh, definitely trying that energy bar recipe! Sounds good and easy… just the kind of recipe I like! Thanks, JB!!

  9. Jb

    June 10, 2010 at 1:22 am

    I tried spelt for awhile. I loved how it rose in bread! Nice BIG bread! I didn’t stick with it though, because it’s kind of hard to get it and a bit expensive.
    I hear it’s a bit easier for those with allergies. Anyone else ever hear that? Is it true?

    • purplume

      June 12, 2010 at 9:00 am

      My experience with spelt is that it doesn’t rise so much and I get a heavy dense loaf that tastes good but doesn’t look great, like for company.

      I use spelt because of sensitivity to wheat.

  10. Kim

    June 10, 2010 at 7:17 am

    I think I may try those energy bars. We’ve been looking for a good, healthy granola bar recipe. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds

    June 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I could live on bread alone! I hope you get the results you’re looking for. That muffin top button cracks me up!

  12. The Mommyologist

    June 11, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Both of these sound SO great! I am really getting into unprocessed foods lately, so making my own bread and energy bars sounds like a great idea!

  13. Symply Me

    June 11, 2010 at 5:24 am

    I’m thinkin’ I may have to try that energy bar recipe! Is it as yummy as it sounds?! I would also try the other recipe, but I have a tendency to avoid baking bread at all costs. Does it work well in a bread maker, do you know?

    • purplume

      June 12, 2010 at 9:02 am

      The energy bars are yummy I think. I love the little taste of chocolate.

      My daughter bakes this bread in a bread maker. She uses half white flour, and gets a more normal looking loaf.

  14. Tat

    March 6, 2011 at 2:08 am

    I’ll try the energy bar, sounds great. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your recipes.


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