Recipe – Bread for a healthy heart!

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Being healthy is a way of life, but adding this recipe to your breakfast table will be exciting yet delicious!

While the flavour of olives explodes in your mouth, you can make it even more interesting by making sandwiches with different fillings.

Ingredients for heart healthy bread

Whole Wheat Flour (Atta) - 300g

Plain flour (Maida) - 150g

Broken Wheat (Daliya) - 75g

Milk Powder - 10g

Fresh Yeast or Instant Yeast - 15g

Table Salt - 11g

Brown Sugar (Jaggery) - 15g

Wheat Gluten - 15g

Whey Water - 50ml

Black Olives - 40g

Butter / Olive Oil - 30g

Tap Water - 250ml

Method of preparation for heart healthy bread

Soak broken wheat in sufficient recipe water for 30 minutes.Bread for a healthy heart

Add Fresh / Instant yeast in a bowl and pour half Luke warm water and brown sugar stir and rest aside.

Take another bowl and add the remaining water mixed with whey water and stir entire salt.

Sieve Whole wheat flour, Plain flour with Milk powder twice and arrange in a large bowl.

Add both the solutions to Sieved flour and soaked broken wheat combine all the ingredients to form rough dough.

Bread for a healthy heart

Pull the dough out to a clean marble or granite table space and knead. Add Butter/Olive oil and continue kneading to form soft and smooth dough.

Add chopped black olives entirely to the developed dough and roughly knead to spread all around. Round the dough and let it rest covered for 45min - 60 min.

While on rest the dough raises twice the volume, tap the dough and remove the gases and round it for second rest for 15 minutes.


Sheet the dough on a marble or table slab to 1/2 inch thickness. Take a 3 inch heart shaped cookie cutter and divide the portions of the fermented dough.

Bread for a healthy heart

Take a Baking tray and grease the inside lightly with oil or butter.

Arrange the divided dough shapes inside the tray, touching the base. Leave it to proof for 45min or until the dough is risen double.

Arrange the risen dough trays into preheated baking oven temperature of 200°C, ake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown crust colour is achieved.

Remove from the Oven and release the rolls out from the tray immediately.

Bread for a healthy heartApply Melted butter on each with the help of pastry brush. Cool completely before slicing & serving.

Prep time: 15 minutes, Cook time: 15 minutes, Total time: 2 hour 30 minutes, Serves 8


You can also try this bread recipe with Amla (Indian Gooseberry), which makes it healthier for the heart


Source: Manish Gaur from Institute of Baking & Cake Art, Bangalore (
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