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Low sodium whole wheat honey oat bread

Posted: Jan 11, 2013


Low sodium whole wheat honey oat bread

Several posts ago, I mentioned that we were being given a second-hand bread maker.  Well we were given one for Christmas, but it was brand new!  Hooray!  So far we’ve made at least half a dozen loaves though some didn't turn out the way we had hoped.

That cannot be said about the recipe below.  It’s easy, delicious and has no added sodium.  Bread products are a less obvious source of sodium with the average slice containing 160mg.  And since most individuals will have two slices, that’s 320mg or 21% of your daily recommended intake – and that’s before you put anything between the bread!

Even if you don’t a have a medical reason to watch your sodium intake, it’s a good idea to do so for the following reasons:

  1. You may need to limit your sodium in the future for medical/health reasons so better to be used to how food tastes without salt now versus having little choice later.
  2. Eating less sodium probably means you’re consuming fewer processed foods.
  3. You’ll experience food the way it was meant to taste.


1 cup + 1 tbsp water

1 tbsp skim milk powder

1.5 tbsp reduced calorie margarine

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp molasses

1.5 cups whole wheat bread flour

1/3 cup quick oats

1.5 cups all purpose whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon yeast


Note:  Directions and baking time will vary depending on type of bread maker used.

  1. Put ingredients into machine as listed above making sure flour is level and yeast does not touch any of the liquid ingredients. 
  2. Set machine to whole wheat setting.
  3. Remove from machine and place on cooling rack.
  4. Cut into fourteen equal slices (about 1cm in width)
  5. Enjoy!

Our machine took 3 hours 25 minutes to complete the bread.

Nutritional Information (per slice)

Calories : 120

Protein: 4.5g

Carbohydrates: 20g

Sodium: 18mg

Fibre : 2.5g

Mark McGill, RD