How To Make Manna Bread At Home

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Manna bread is healthy and very easy to make. It has various health benefits too. This bread is considered one of the oldest food that we humans used to eat. Its history goes as far as biblical days.

Manna bread

The name ‘Manna’ has its own stories of origin. Different books tell different stories about the meaning of the word. Various books state that ‘Manna’ means ‘the miraculous food that helped mankind’. Another translation of the word is ‘unexpected gift from God’.

To make Manna bread, soak the wheat berries in water for one day until they sprout. Then, put the wheat berries, raisins, cinnamon, and salt in a mixer and blend until a smooth dough is formed. Roll the dough into a ball and place it on a baking tray. Bake it for about 3 hours. Take it out after that and let it cool. Your Manna bread is ready.

This is just an overview of the recipe. Find the complete recipe below. But before going to the full recipe, do check out other bread recipes as well.

1. Pugliese BreadThis special Italian bread originated from Puglia. It is the Pugliese bread. It is an oval bread made from moist fermented dough and is really crispy and delicious.

2. Buttermilk CornbreadCornbread is a form of bread that is more fluffy, spongy, and has a sweet aroma. This bread is a famous American cuisine that is a standard American breakfast.

3. Gingerbread LoafIt is very easy to make this recipe with less effort. This recipe of bread goes perfect with a cup of coffee or tea or you can enjoy it anytime. You don’t need a special occasion to enjoy this loaf.

4. Orange Cranberry BreadThis moist & flavorful orange cranberry bread is packed with orange zest and tart cranberries, topped with cinnamon streusel, and finished with orange glaze.

What Equipment Will You Need To Make Manna Bread?

  • Large Bowl and ClothKeep the soaked wheat berries in a large bowl and cover the with a cloth so they sprout.
  • Mixer– Mix and blend everything to form the dough in the mixer.
  • Baking Sheet lined with Parchment Paper– When you take the dough out of the mixer, place and shape it on the baking sheet.
  • Oven– Latly, pop it in the oven and bake the manna bread for sometime.
  • Knife– When you finally have your manna bread, let it cool and slice it.

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Manna Bread?

Preparation timeCooking timeTotal time
1 Day3 Hours1 Day 3 Hours

What Ingredients Will You Need For Manna Bread

  • Wheat Berries- Wheat berries are the ‘manna’ ingredient for this bread.
  • Raisins- Raisins add a little sweet and sour taste to the bread.
  • Cinnamon– Cinnamon gives the bread a sweet aroma.
  • Sea Salt– A little sea salt to balance everything.

Manna bread recipe

Steps To Make Manna Bread

1. Sprouting

Take a large bowl and fill it with water. Put the wheat berries into it and let it rest for one whole day.

When the size of the wheat berries has doubled, cover it with any cloth or breathable lid. The next day, wash and rinse the wheat berries again. Let them dry completely and keep them aside.

2. Checking Sprouts

Check the sprouts the next day. They should be as long as the kernel. Make sure the sprouts are not extra long as it will make them taste bitter. Now, you can start making the bread.

3. Bread Time

Put raisins, salt, cinnamon, and wheat berries into a mixer. Mix them until a soft dough is formed. Mold the ready dough into a loaf shape with greased hands. Line a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Place the baking tray in the oven. Bake it for about three hours at 120oC. Take it out of the oven. Let it cool for some time and then, slice it into pieces.

Nutritional Information

Calories162.7
Protein6.1 g
Carbohydrates34.6 g
Fat 1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sugar 0 mg
Dietary Fiber7 g
Iron1.5 mg

How Will The Manna Bread Look And Taste Like?

The bread looks brown and bakes. You can see and taste the sweet and sour raisins. The bread is a little dry but tastes good. The biblical version of manna describes it like wafers that taste like honey.

Recipe Card

Manna bread

Manna Bread Recipe

Manna bread is a unique and delicious bread made with wheat berries, raisins, salt, and cinnamon. The wheat berries are sprouted and blended to make the bread dough and baked to perfection.
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Prep Time 1 d
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 1 d 3 hrs
Course Rice/Assorted Breads
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 162.7 kcal

Equipment

Large Bowl
Cloth
Mixer
Baking Sheet lined with Parchment Paper
Oven
Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Wheat Berries
  • ½ cup Raisins
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt

Instructions
 

  • Take a large bowl and fill it with water. Put the wheat berries into it and let it rest for one whole day.
  • When the size of the wheat berries has doubled, cover it with any cloth or breathable lid.
  • The next day, wash and rinse the wheat berries again. Let them dry completely and keep them aside.
  • Check for sprouts the next day. Then, add the wheat berries, raisins, cinnamon, and salt to the mixer and turn it on. Mix until a smooth dough is formed.
  • Take the dough out and place it on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Shape the dough into a loaf and place the baking tray in the oven.
  • Bake it for about three hours at 120oC. Take it out of the oven. Let it cool for some time and then, slice it into pieces.

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Nutrition

Calories: 162.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.6g | Protein: 6.1g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 7g | Iron: 1.5mg
Keyword American, Manna Bread
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