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Malunggay Whole Wheat Bread

A healthy and delicious bread made with malunggay (moringa) leaves, whole wheat flour and sesame seeds. It's a fiber-rich bread that is perfect for a nutritious breakfast or snacks!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Rising time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 996kcal


  • 1 cup reduced-fat milk, heated to 120 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar divided
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 3 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large  egg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup malunggay leaves or moringa powder chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds


  • In a small bowl, add  milk, one tablespoon of sugar,  and yeast and allow it to bloom for 15 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, add whole wheat flour, remaining sugar, salt, and whisk until well combined.
  • Add in yeast mixture, egg, and olive oil and mix until it forms into a rough dough.
  • Add-In the chopped malunggay leaves and knead the dough on a floured surface for 13 minutes
  • Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover with cling film and allow  it to rise for 45 minutes.
  • Punch down and divide the dough into two portions and Place the dough into an oiled loaf pans.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Allow it to rise for the second time uncovered for another 45 minutes.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove from the pan and allow it to cool on a cooling rack completly.
  • Slice into portions before serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 996kcal | Carbohydrates: 166g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 1124mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 272IU | Vitamin C: 130mg | Calcium: 486mg | Iron: 8mg
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