Clean Eating Grissini

Tiffany McCauley from The Gracious Pantry is most gracious indeed — she developed this Clean Eating Grissini recipe specifically to share with everyone for October: Unprocessed.  Grissini are thin breadsticks, often made with herbs and topped with coarse salt. These are made with 100% whole wheat flour, which, as you can imagine, makes me positively giddy.

(In case you missed it, here is her guest post from last week, in which she shares six tips for getting started with unprocessed eating.)

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Whole Wheat Breadsticks

Clean Eating Grissini
Makes approximately 62 breadsticks.
  • 1 packet (7 grams) Active Dry Yeast
  • ⅔ cup warm water (105-115 degrees F)
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons finely chopped, fresh Rosemary
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  1. Place water and yeast in a bowl and allow enough time for foam to form (about 10 minutes).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Pour yeast mixture into flour and add olive oil.
  3. Knead with hands for at least ten minutes.
  4. Leaving the dough in the mixing bowl, cover the bowl with a towel and allow to rise for 1 hour. Near the end of that hour, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Roll small amounts of dough into thin sticks (about ¼ inch thick, no more). Place dough onto parchment-lined cookie sheet(s), and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool and serve.

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7 Responses to Clean Eating Grissini

  1. Cookin' Canuck October 11, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    What an easy recipe for grissini. These would be very popular in our house – great soup-dipping! I appreciate that they are made with whole wheat flour.

    It was good to meet you this weekend at BlogHer.


  2. Gardenatrix October 12, 2010 at 4:31 am #

    These look great! I’ve been wanting little home-made snacks and have been making more homemade tortillas than usual; I’ll have to get these into the mix!

  3. Andrew October 12, 2010 at 6:21 pm #

    Dara – Great to meet you, too! :) I’d think these would also be fun to make with kids?

    Gardenatrix – I haven’t had a chance to try making these grissini yet, but they sure do seem super-easy. Got some whole wheat dough in the fridge right now (using the Healthy Bread in Five technique)… next round will be grissini, for sure!

  4. Elle October 17, 2012 at 4:55 am #

    How many grams of yeast are in one packet? Thanks!

    • Andrew October 17, 2012 at 11:12 am #

      Just checked the packets in my fridge. 7 grams each. :)

      (and I just updated the recipe with that info — thanks!)

  5. Cinda January 2, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    These sound fantastic! What’s the best way to store these and how long will they keep? Thanks!


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