By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

The term "meal" describes a grain or seed that's been ground into a powder.

To make this plant based, use milk and egg substitutes.

Number of servings

Serves 16
  1. Low Fat
  2. Healthy carb
  3. Low Sodium


  1. 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1/4 cup flaxseed meal (flaxseed flour)
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/4 cup millet meal (millet flour)
  6. 1 teaspoon caraway seed, crushed
  7. 2 tablespoons wheat gluten
  8. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  9. 1 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk or skim milk
  10. 2 egg whites


Heat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, combine milk and egg whites. Mix well. Add milk and egg mixture to dry ingredients. Mix until well-moistened.

Lightly grease the bottom of a 5-by-8-inch loaf pan. Place the dough in the pan. Using a sharp knife, make a slash in the dough lengthwise, about 1/4 inch deep.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes. To test for doneness, insert a skewer or knife into the center of the loaf. It should come out clean. Cool thoroughly on a rack before slicing.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 1 half-inch slice

  • Total carbohydrate 15 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Sodium 116 mg
  • Saturated fat Trace
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Monounsaturated fat Trace
  • Calories 85
  • Added sugars 0 g
  • Total sugars 2 g

Created by the chefs at Mayo Clinic's Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center.

Aug. 02, 2022