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Whole Wheat Cheddar Bread Sticks

Per Serving

Whole Wheat Cheddar Bread Sticks

Makes: 12
Serving Size: 1 bread stick
Calories 130
Fat 2.5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 21 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 2 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 150 mg
Protein 5 g
Choices: Starch 1.5, Fat 0.5
  • Makes: 12
  • Serving Size: 1 bread stick
  • Preparation Time: 2 hours
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes


1 packet dry yeast (1/4 oz.)
1 cup warm water (110°F to 115°F)
1 Tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup grated reduced-fat
extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Cooking spray
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp. water
2 Tbsp. sesame seed


  1. In a large pan or bowl, sprinkle the yeast over 1/4 cup of the warm water, and set aside for 5 minutes. When the yeast froths, add the remaining water, honey, salt, whole wheat flour, and cheese, mixing well after each addition. Add in half of the all-purpose flour to form a stiff dough. Add more of the flour if necessary.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Using the remaining all-purpose flour, knead the dough until it is no longer sticky, incorporating as much flour as necessary. Knead the dough for 5 to 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, and turn to coat. Cover with a clean towel, and set aside to rise in a warm place for about an hour, or until it has doubled in size.
  3. Punch down the dough, and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 12 pieces (about 2 oz. each). Roll into 6-inch-long bread sticks. Place onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cover with a clean towel. Set aside to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425°F. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg mixture lightly over each bread stick. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the sticks are browned and crisp. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, or serve immediately.

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