My 3 Best Diabetic-friendly Bread Maker Recipes
If you’re one of many individuals coping with Type I or II Diabetes, eating bread can sometimes be a risky proposition. That’s because many breads unduly impact your blood glucose levels, and act much like sugar—which can leave you feeling out of sorts, at best.
However, there are several great options that are perfectly delicious and easy to make in your bread maker. So skip the trip down the bread isle with its inherent question of “Will this make me feel sick?” And just make your own healthy breads at home.
An important feature the top bread machines will have is an automated process that handles the sometimes-complex bread making process for you. Read through online bread machine reviews to see which models will suit your kitchen needs.
Sourdough Bread Maker Recipe
Your body treats sourdough like a complex carbohydrate, not a simple one. That makes this bread perfect for diabetics, since it won’t impact your blood sugar as quickly or as heavily as other breads.
Make the starter at least a week in advance of baking day. The best bread maker for sourdough will allow for a long second rising period of up to two hours, which is what gives the bread its distinct characteristics.
- 4 c all-purpose flour
- 4 c warm water
- 1 packet active dry yeast
In a glass or ceramic bowl, dissolve the yeast in water, let stand five minutes. Stir in flour and mix well.
Store in a warm, dark place, stirring down once a day for four to five days. Store in the refrigerator until use for up to a week. Add half a cup flour and half a cup water to “wake up” starter if kept longer.
- 1 packet active dry yeast
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 2 ½ cups unbleached bread flour
- 2 c starter
- ½ c warm water
Incorporate your ingredients and select a French bread or sourdough cycle, which has a slightly longer bake time than typical breads.
Keep in mind that not every bread machine can be used to make this bread type. That is when reading the bread machine reviews online is important if you want find out which bread makers customers liked best for French and sourdough bread.
One of the best model for this need will be the Breville BBM800XL. (Tips: For best results, you can go with the crusty cycle)
French Loaf Bread Maker Recipe
French bread is fantastic for diabetic individuals. Its chewy consistency and dense crumb help you to feel fuller with less, and requires thorough chewing before swallowing, aiding fullness.
Naturally, bread makers for French bread will have a special setting, ensuring that your loaves turn out perfectly every time. Be sure to read the bread machine reviews of those models with the setting to find the best of the group.
- 1 ½ c warm water
- 4 c flour (a variety with 4 grams protein per serving)
- 1 packet dry active yeast
- 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
Add the ingredients as instructed by your bread maker manual. However, be sure to add the yeast last so the bloom is not killed by the salt. Select the French bread cycle.
Low Impact Banana Nut Bread Maker Recipe
This sweet treat is all-natural, but won’t hit you where it hurts—in the pancreas. It’s made with stevia and a bunch of other healthy-but-tasty things.
So take a glycemic load off and enjoy this desert bread after dinner or at the brunch table. Of course, the best bread machine for this recipe is going to be one that has an excellent non-stick coating.
Because of the natural sugars in the batter, there is a danger of sticking if the pan is not greased or coated in a non-stick surface.
- ¼ c vegetable oil
- 2-3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 c milk
- 1 ½ c all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp stevia powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ cup chopped pecans
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Set your bread machine to 350 degrees (F) and bake for one hour. Enjoy!