Healthy Bread Recipes

Browse top-rated recipes for healthy whole-grain breads, rolls, and muffins, along with lighter versions of many of our most popular quick bread recipes.

Staff Picks

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

Rating: 3.5 stars 137
A delicious low-fat muffin. Children love them. If desired, add a few raisins and/or some chopped nuts.

Banana Waffles

Rating: 4 stars 192
The most delicious waffles! Usually served as a snack or dessert. Also try them with Korean red bean paste instead of the banana, it's even better! I remember eating these while visiting Korea, and recreated the taste at home.
By Allrecipes Member

Healthier Banana Banana Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 138
This recipe was really yummy to start with but I was looking for something a little healthier so I replaced some butter with non-fat yogurt and I eliminated the salt. It is super moist and tastes great.

Multigrain Pancakes

Rating: 4 stars 94
Easy, satisfying, and full of whole grain goodness! Top as desired- I like mine with peanut butter and sugar-free syrup. Also, any chopped fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips could be added to the batter.

Simple Whole Wheat Bread

Rating: 5 stars 2509
Simply a great-tasting and easy-to-make whole wheat bread.
By Nita Crabb

Whole Wheat Beer Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 730
Good with soups, chili. Makes excellent toast. Flavor of bread will change, depending on type of beer used. Loaf comes out looking textured on top.
By Betty Latvala

Real NY Jewish Rye Bread

Rating: 5 stars 241
For thousands of years man has been enjoying bread. This rye bread recipe will add to this ancient enjoyment. Having lived in northwest Connecticut for over 35 years, in close proximity to NYC with its great Jewish delis, baking some of the finest rye bread going, I snagged this recipe from a friend. Hope you like it. Enjoy and share with your family, friends, and neighbors.

Deep Dark Old Recipe Bran Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 93
Ever wanted to make the really dark bran muffins that have more bran than flour in them? This recipe has been in the family for years and has the date 1910 on the original paper the recipe was written on!! You will NOT be disappointed. Instead of raisins, try using dates, prunes, figs, blueberries, or nuts.
By LorrieT1

Corn Tortillas

Rating: 4.5 stars 191
This is the real thing! A simple mixture of masa harina and water results in the most wonderful corn tortillas you ever tasted. The secret is to use a cast iron pan! You can buy masa harina at Mexican grocery stores or in the ethnic food aisle of large supermarkets.

Healthy Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 84
Don't let the long ingredient list fool you - easy to prepare, whole grain, low-fat, and delicious!
By simplytater

Sourdough Starter II

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
Prepare the starter in a glass container. Store the covered container in the refrigerator when the starter is done. The starter dough may smell very sour and liquid may form on its surface, but this is normal. Stir the starter before each use. After using some of the starter, be sure 1 cup of starter is left in the container.
By Allrecipes Member

Low-Fat Blueberry Bran Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 1069
These muffins are just as delicious and moist as regular muffins! They'll be gone before they have time to cool. Low-fat, healthy and yummy, imagine that.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pumpernickel Rye Bread
Rating: Unrated 105
"This pumpernickel has great flavor and a great dark color." – MACKALLEN
Whole Wheat Honey Bread
Rating: Unrated 927
See how to make tasty, whole-wheat bread in your bread machine. This flavorful loaf of homemade bread is made with a touch of honey.
Simple Whole Wheat Bread
Rating: 5 stars 2496

A simple honey whole wheat bread with wonderful flavor, texture, and aroma.