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Crisp, yeasty, and thoroughly healthy, these breadsticks combine whole grains and cheese in a delightful way.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

45 mins
1 hr 30 mins
12 mins
15 mins
2 hrs 42 mins
36 breadsticks


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl combine the warm water, yeast, and honey, stirring until yeast dissolves. Let stand for 5 minutes or until foamy.

  • Stir 1/2 cup water and 2 tablespoons butter into the yeast mixture. Stir in 1 cup of the whole wheat flour, the millet flour or all-purpose flour, pepper, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Stir in cheeses until combined.

  • Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining whole wheat flour to make a soft dough that is almost smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total). (Or switch to the dough hook attachment of the mixer and knead the dough on medium speed for 3 to 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.) Shape dough into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease surface of dough. Cover; let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (about 1 hour).

  • Punch down dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover; let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, grease two large baking sheets or line with parchment paper; set aside.

  • Roll dough to an 18x11-inch rectangle. Cut dough rectangle lengthwise in half, then crosswise in half to make four 9x5 1/2-inch rectangles. Cut each rectangle lengthwise into nine strips, each about 1/2 inch wide. Holding each strip by the ends, twist several times. Arrange strips close together on the prepared baking sheets. Cover with waxed paper and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.*

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Using a pastry brush, brush dough strips with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Bake in the preheated oven about 12 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

*Make-Ahead Directions:

At this point, you can wrap the baking sheets with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator overnight. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before baking.

Nutrition Facts

54 calories; fat 2g; cholesterol 6mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 6g; mono fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 1g; protein 2g; vitamin a 48.6IU; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 8.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 71mg; potassium 41mg; calcium 30.3mg; iron 0.5mg.