Homemade Bread Recipes Healthier Than Store-Bought

Whole Wheat Bread

The Clever Carrot

Chock-full of walnuts, golden raisins, oats, and whole-wheat flour, this homemade bread is a much healthier choice than something from the bakery you pass on your walk into work.

Get the recipe: Whole-Grain Zucchini Bread with Honey and Walnuts

Restless Chipotle

With 4 grams each of fiber and protein (from the seven-grain cereal and flaxseed), it's the perfect bread to use for toast. Spread with peanut butter or jam and eat it as a healthy breakfast on the run. (P.S. Did you know you're basically wasting flaxseed if you're not taking this one extra step?)

Get the recipe: Multi-Grain Flaxseed Bread

It's Always Autumn

If you're following Jenna Fischer on Instagram and now have the sudden urge to learn to make bread (honestly, same), then this recipe is for you. The dough uses just four ingredients that are mixed and left to rise for eight to 24 hours. Then, bake until the crust is golden brown.

Get the recipe: Artisan Bread


A slice of bread doesn't have to be carb-y. (Surprising, I know. Just look to this keto bread recipe for more proof.) This recipe uses coconut flour, tapioca flour, and ground flaxseed to make it gluten-free, low-carb, and low-sugar. It's a great option for devotees of the paleo or keto diets.

Get the recipe: Coconut Flour Bread

Damn Delicious

Bring this homemade rosemary and garlic bread to a gathering, and you'll never run out of dinner party invites. You bake the dough—made from ingredients that are likely already in your kitchen—in a cast-iron skillet for an extra-crispy outside.

Get the recipe: No-Knead Rosemary Bread

Be Good Organics

Good things come to those who wait—like a slice of this amazing sourdough bread. It takes two to four days for the dough to sour before baking. The seeded (and fiber-packed) crust is a mixture of pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, chia, and poppy seeds. (Helloooo, healthy fats!)

Get the recipe: Five-Seed Sourdough

Laughing Spatula

Good news for lazy bakers: This recipe doesn't need to rise and is whipped up in just one bowl. With 10 grams of protein and 13 grams of fat, this cheesy bread is sure to keep you full until lunch.

Get the recipe: Savory Zucchini Cheddar Quick Bread

Ambitious Kitchen

Add this whole-wheat oat bread to your meal-prep recipe queue as it can be ready in an afternoon. At less than 200 calories per chunky slice, it's an easy, flavorful, and healthy afternoon snack. (These are the exact kinds of healthy carbs that belong in your diet.)

Get the recipe: Whole-Wheat Sunflower Honey Oatmeal Bread

The Roasted Root

Fans of the Morning Glory muffin will love this naturally sweet breakfast bread. It has maple syrup, cinnamon, carrot, and apple to add flavor without refined sugar. No kneading, mixing, or rising required; instead, the ingredients are dumped into a blender to be combined before being transferred to a loaf pan.

Get the recipe: Paleo Morning Glory Quick Bread

100 Days of Real Food

"I love bread," said Oprah (and literally everyone else). I'd like to believe that Oprah wasn't talking about plain ol' white bread—and you don't have to settle for that either. A simple dinner becomes an experience when you serve this rosemary and olive oil focaccia. (But you can feel good about it because it's made with whole-wheat flour.)

Get the recipe: Whole-Wheat Rosemary Focaccia

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