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December 8, 2016

Most people do not associate breadsticks with healthy food. Typically the nutritional value of breadsticks is fairly low. Some people do use sesame seeds but the number of sesame seeds used in breadsticks is not significant to influence its nutritional values.

I had all of this in my mind while I was planning to make breadsticks and decided to use 50% of whole wheat flour to boost the nutritional value of my breadsticks significantly and hence call them healthy breadsticks.

Healthy Breadsticks

Breadsticks are dry cylindrical-shaped bread with a thickness of a pencil. Lanzo Torinese, a north Italian baker, invented the recipe of breadsticks. Breadsticks are served as an appetizer along with soups or garlic sauce and parmesan cheese.

Soup Sticks / Bread Sticks

Healthy breadsticks are always going to add to a healthy soup. Freshly baked bread at home is a delight for everyone. I am an experimental baker and never stop experimenting if a recipe of a baked product excites me.

I have been experimenting with whole wheat bread, and semolina bread however, it’s time to experiment on these easy homemade breadsticks.

healthy breadsticks baked

How to make breadsticks

So far, I was baking flavored bread to substitute the breadsticks, but this time I thought to make a perfect combination of soup salad and breadsticks. I love to add flavor to my bread instead of applying any spread.

We all know the benefits of ginger. Who can deny the importance of ginger tea and especially in the winters? With this thought, I flavored my breadsticks with Ginger and cumin seeds.

Trust me, the mild flavor of ginger and roasted cumin seeds, did the magic. My soup sticks turned out to be super delicious. I was happy that I finally nailed this down.

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Quick Notes

Tin Size

Oven Temp

200 °C

Baking Time

15 min

MW Convection Temp

180 °C

Baking Time

15 min

Demold Instructions

Immediately

Cooling Time

NA

PS: Use conversion table to switch recipe between grams and cups.

Healthy Breadsticks Recipe:

In a bowl take lukewarm water. Mix regular sugar and yeast and let it rest until it froths.

In another bowl, take Flour, grated ginger, roasted cumin seeds, salt, and oil. Add Yeast solution to it and make a smooth firm dough.

healthy breadsticks dough

Keep this dough in a greased bowl and cover it with cling wrap. Let it rest until doubles in volume.

Now take this dough out on a dusted surface and punch it to release the air. Knead the dough for 5 minutes. With the help of a rolling pin, roll it into a sheet of thickness ¼ inch.

healthy breadsticks rolled dough

Cut equal strips from it with Pizza cutter or any sharp knife. Make sure that all the strips should be equal in size, shape, and thickness.

Place these strips on a greased baking tray leaving some space in between.

healthy breadsticks raw

Brush these with milk and keep aside for 15 min for the second rise.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200 °C for 10 minutes. Bake the strips for 15 min or until turn golden.

healthy breadsticks getting baked

Take these strips out and place on a wired rack to cool.

Your healthy soup sticks are ready to serve. Store these in an airtight container.

Healthy Breadsticks

Healthy Breadsticks

Try the recipe, enjoy the breadsticks and let me know your experience by commenting on the recipe.

Healthy Breadsticks for soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a bowl take lukewarm water.
  • Mix sugar and yeast and let it rest until it froths.
  • In another bowl, take Flour, grated ginger, roasted cumin seeds, salt, and oil.
  • Add Yeast solution to it and make a smooth firm dough.
  • Keep this dough in a greased bowl and cover it with cling wrap. Let it rest until doubles in volume.
  • Now take this dough out on a dusted surface and punch it to release the air. Knead the dough for 5 minutes.
  • With the help of a rolling pin, roll it into a sheet of thickness ¼ inch.
  • Cut equal strips from it with Pizza cutter or any sharp knife.
  • Make sure that all the strips should be equal in size, shape, and thickness.
  • Place these strips on a greased baking tray leaving some space in between.
  • Brush these with milk and keep aside for 15 min for the second rise.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes. Bake the strips for 15 min or until turn golden.
  • Take these strips out and place on a wired rack to cool.
  • Your healthy soup sticks are ready to serve. Store these in an airtight container.
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About the Author Sonia Gupta

Founder of AnyBodyCanBake, Noted Entrepreneur, Celebrated Baker, Certified Baking Instructor, and Accomplished Food Blogger.

  • Hi Sonia,

    Can the bread sticks be made with whole wheat alone? If so what will be adjustments I have to make?

    • Praachi as we are not using any preservatives so these will stay good up to one week in an air-tight container.

      You can use garlic powder while kneading the dough to get garlic flavour.

      Thank you

    • Dear Sandhya,
      The second rise means that the dough needs to go into proofing second time.
      Yes, you brush them with milk before putting the bread in the oven.

      Regards
      Sonia

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