9 Types of Bread for Weight Loss


6. Oat Bread

Oat bread has a very low glycemic index. Oats are also high in essential fatty acids, are gluten free (if processed and grown separate from wheat), and can lower cholesterol. Oat bread will keep you feeling full longer than just about any other bread, helping to control appetite.

I usually make my own oat bread and here is one of my favorite recipes. In a large bowl, mix yeast and warm water. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar, a cup of milk, a tablespoon of shortening, and 1 tablespoon of salt and stir well. Add a cup of rolled oats and mix well. Start adding in bread flour to make a dough, turn it out onto lightly floured surface and begin kneading it, adding bread flour until your dough is firm and smooth. Place dough in a slightly greased bowl, turning it over in a bowl to grease the top of the dough. Cover with clean cloth and let it stand in a warm, draft-free place for about an hour. Then knead your dough for about 5 minutes, shape into loaf, place in greased bread pan, cover with clean cloth and let it stand for another 45 minutes. Brush your loaf with egg white and bake it at 375°F for about 40 minutes.