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Sourdough Bread Calories: Unveiling Caloric And Nutritional Facts

Low Calorie Sourdough Bread Recipe

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Here’s a simple recipe for a healthier, low-calorie sourdough bread.

  • Total Time: 25. hrs
  • Yield: 1 loaf/16 slices 1x


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup homemade sourdough starter


  1. A day before baking, feed your sourdough starter to ensure it’s active. Mix equal parts of flour and water with your existing starter and leave it at room temperature for about 12 hours.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, and salt. Gradually add the water and mix until a rough dough forms. Finally, incorporate the sourdough starter.
  3. Knead the dough gently on a lightly floured surface until it’s smooth and elastic. Place it back in the bowl, cover it with a cloth, and let it ferment at room temperature for 6-8 hours. The dough should roughly double in size.
  4. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and shape it into a round loaf. Be gentle to avoid deflating it too much.
  5. Place the shaped dough into a well-floured proofing basket or on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Cover it and let it rise for another 2-4 hours.
  6. About 30 minutes before baking, preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C), ideally with a baking stone or Dutch oven inside. Once the dough has risen and the oven is hot, transfer the dough to the Dutch oven or directly onto the baking stone. Make a few slashes on top of the dough with a sharp knife for proper expansion.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes with the lid on (if using a Dutch oven). Then, remove the lid and bake for another 20-25 minutes until the bread has a golden-brown crust.


  • Let the bread cool on a wire rack for at least an hour before slicing. This rest time allows the bread to finish cooking internally and develop its flavors.
  • Use a mix of whole wheat flour and lower-calorie flour alternatives to reduce the overall calorie count.
  • Avoid adding sugars or fats to the dough, which can increase calorie content.
  • Experiment with different flour types, like oat or almond flour, for variety and potentially lower calories.
  • Author: Natasha Krajnc
  • Prep Time: 12 hrs 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: bread


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 100 kcal
  • Sodium: 58 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.03 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 3 g