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Eggless Wholewheat Bread – An Indian Sweet Turned Into a Healthy Bake

7 October 2011 35 Comments

Eggless Wholewheat Bread

The last few months in a year are my favorite, for the  festivity it brings along with and for giving a reason to indulge in good food. The only grudge it leaves is the piles of sweet boxes from friends, work place & relatives, most of which are over sweet, artificially colored, and are loaded with Transfat.

Last week hubby got a huge box of  colorful exotic Indian sweets from his work place. After disposing off most of the goodies to my maid I was left with half a kilo of this fresh creamy and scrumptious milk sweet (sweet Khoya in Hindi or Paal gova in Tamil) which my children liked and could not stop licking spoonfuls of it. But soon they got bored and the sweet was left struggling for space in my refrigerator. This is when I thought of baking a bread out of it, as baking requires very less fat and is a more healthier option, and am glad that I did it. I liked the very distinct taste of caramelized and slightly burnt milk in this recipe , and felt a sense of achievement when I turned a sinful Indian sweet into a healthy treat :)

The loaf is supple and delightful with a distinct flavor of scalded milk. I added cardamom powder and Goji berries to enhance the aroma and the nutrition quotient of the loaf. Since I did not add extra sugar in the batter, the loaf is not as sweet as a cake and I called it a bread.

Eggless Wholewheat Bread

The milk sweet and Goji berries

Ingredients;

  • 11/2 cups Wholewheat flour
  • 1/2 cup of milk sweet
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of Goji berries or any dried fruit
  • 1 tsp. of cardamom powder
  • 2 tsp. of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. of baking soda
Eggless Wholewheat Bread

Ready to bake..

Method: Take a large vessel and sieve the wholewheat flour, cardamom powder, baking powder and baking soda twice. Wash and soak the Goji berries in little milk for 10 minutes. In another vessel add the milk sweet (sweet khoya/paal khova) add rest of the milk in and mix well.

Preheat a greased rectangular baking tin at 190°C for 10 minutes.

Add vegetable oil and soaked Goji berries to the milk sweet mixture. Pour the above liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix it lightly.

Eggless Wholewheat Bread

So supple...look at the lovely color...

Pour the batter into the pre heated baking tin and bake it for about 30-40 minutes till a golden brown crust is formed at the top.

Eggless Wholewheat Bread

Slices of yum...

The earthy color is due to the wholewheat and the milk sweet in the batter.

Eggless Wholewheat Bread

Mmm..drizzled with Nutella sauce..

The loaf is baked with just wholewheat flour, very little shortening (butter/oil) and is devoid of eggs too. Drizzle a little of chocolate icing or Nutella and enjoy!

Notes;

  • This bread could not be stored for more than a day, since it is very moist and supple.
  • I avoided adding sugar in the bread since the milk based sweet had sugar in it. You can add 1/4 cup of sugar if you want a sweet loaf (remember to 1 tsp. of milk for every 1 tbsp. of sugar) and convert the recipe into a cake.
  • You can replace the milk based sweet and the milk in the ingredients with condensed milk to get the same results.

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  • Baker Street said:

    Love the addition of goji berries and dried fruit! This sounds mighty good!
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  • Sia said:

    SKK, u r a genius! not in my wildest dream I would have thought of using milk based sweets and using it making this gorgeous, golden loaf of bread! :)
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  • Priti said:

    Absolute delish …this can’t get better than this …yum
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  • vasumathi said:

    This is very tempting,but in south India we won’t get this Goji berries,can we replace with raisins.

  • Priya said:

    Omg, thats a mindblowing bread, am yet to try gojji berries,thanks for sharing..
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  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Vasumathi, yes you can. Dried fruits and nuts are added just to add extra crunch and more nutrition to the bake. You can include or exclude any as you wish.

  • sayantani said:

    thats a delicious looking healthy bread Sanjeeta. Happy Dussehra to you and your family.
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  • steve said:

    Oh my god! My guilty pleasures! How enticing these pictures look. Even if it’s healthy, I might over eat it! Well, I still don’t care. These Goji berries seems to be very yummy. Thanks for sharing this Sanjeeta. Happy Dussehra to you!
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  • Biren @ Roti n Rice said:

    Adding goji berries to the bread is an interesting twist! Sounds delicious! BTW, I do have some awards waiting for you on my blog. Do check it out. Have a lovely weekend!
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  • Nithya said:

    Its only you who can really create such delicious stuff :) Amazing it looks. Delicious :)

  • Mari @ Mari's Cakes said:

    What a delicious treat! I could eat it guilt free :) I will try it with dried apricots.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
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  • kankana said:

    You always come up such wholewheat recipes! There are few friends of mine who are currently into whole wheat and they are vegeterian. I have refereed ur blog to them and they are just loving every bit of it! :)
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  • Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said:

    wow, that looks so good, I love the color, the softness, texture and everything else :)
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  • Krithi said:

    I love paal khova very much… This is a great recipe with paal khova!

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  • mjskit said:

    What a fantastic bread! Dried fruit and cardamom – YUMMY! No sugar or eggs – ingenious!
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  • Anushruti | Divinetaste said:

    Looks so delicious! Want a slice!
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  • Yasmeen said:

    How cool is this. I love taking not-so-healthy dishes and turning them around, especially sweet ones (since I just love a sweet bite). Your bread looks super moist and yum, nice nutella sauce!
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  • Joanne said:

    I love turning less healthy food into equally delicious more healthy fare. This bread looks so tasty!
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  • Anu said:

    Wow!! looks delicious
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  • torviewtoronto said:

    lovely looking loaf delicious
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  • Spandana said:

    Very innovative… looks very delicious!!
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  • EA-The Spicy RD said:

    I’ve never had milk sweet before, but your bread looks delicious Sanjeeta. That nutella syrup on top looks especially scrumptious!
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  • Junia @ Mis Pensamientos said:

    never ever thought about using goji berries in bread! wonderful idea sanjeeta :) btw, what is milk sweet?
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  • monica said:

    Wow, seriously what a great idea. Indian sweets though sometomes not so natural, have a great sweetness to them. And turning it into a bread is really creative and recycled product, Never waste, A very good recipe and a good read. Keep it up.

  • a spoonful of yumm said:

    that’s a great twist you’ve done ! even i dont like too many sweets. but enjoying the festive season for savory eats :)
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  • chinmayie @ love food eat said:

    This is an incredible idea! I also feel extremely proud when I create something unusual! Your bread looks perfect :)
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  • Sarah said:

    this looks like such a yummy treat! Even better than the milk sweet.. but what exactly are goji berries? do we get it here in Bangalore?
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  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Sarah, you can check it in any health stores in Bangalore.

  • Juliana said:

    Sanjeeta, this bread looks delicious and moist, love the goji berries, not only add color but nice flavor to the bread.
    Hope you are having a great week :-)
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  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said:

    That last picture with the melted Nutella sauce did me in! I could go for a piece of this right about now.
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  • RESTLESS said:

    Hey Sanjeeta! u r really a genius! Converting indian mithai into healthy bread is an amazing idea. this will be required also, in the festive season!

    btw, can’t u put a printable version in each receipe? it will really help to take a printout to bake things later.

    tk cr
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  • Divya said:

    I love the addition of goji berries in an already healthy recipe. Bookmarked!
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  • Jamie said:

    Mmm this does look like the perfect morning bread! And I always wondered how to use goji berris! Like dried fruit? Wow! Great recipe!
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  • lisa said:

    Hello, I wanted to ask about milk based sweets – is it barfi or halwa? Can you substitute anything else? Thank you!

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @lisa, You can substitute the same with condensed milk.

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