Homemade Italian Breadsticks

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 22, 2009

1 cup plus 2 Tbsp warm water
1 tsp salt
2 tsp olive oil ($.05)
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour ($.40)
1 1/2 cup white flour ($.30)
2 tsp ground flaxseed ($.10)
2 tsp sugar ($.03)
1 packet active dry yeast ($.20) Look out for coupons for yeast!
2 tsp Italian seasonings ($.05)
2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese ($.15)

To brush over the top of the breadsticks:
2-3 Tbsp olive oil ($.20)
Few pinches of salt

1. In bread machine, add ingredients in the order listed above. Set to dough cycle.

2. Once dough cycle is completed, flour hands and remove dough from the machine. Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead in extra flour if dough is sticking to fingers. Divide dough into 4 medium balls. Then divide each ball into muffin size balls. Roll out into skinny, long piece. Twist 2 pieces together and place on greased baking sheet. Once all dough has been formed into the twisted sticks, brush with olive oil and sprinkle salt over the tops. Place baking sheet in warm place and let dough rise for an hour.


3. Once breadsticks have risen, place them in the oven and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. (Baking time will depend on the thickness of your breadsticks. Once they begin to golden, they will be finished baking.
4. Serve Italian Breadsticks with Salad or Spaghetti…or other favorite Italian dish!
5. Unused breadsticks can be frozen or eaten within a day or so!

Cost $1.48 for 10 breadsticks!

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Carolyn West May 22, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Sounds really yummy, I hope to try it soon. BTW Mary sent me lol


m May 22, 2009 at 7:10 pm

I’ve not been following for a while but I thought you were preparing gluten-free foods now. If your child had a negative biopsy result HUGE congrats to them!


Org Junkie May 22, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Oh girl these look so yummy but after my bread braid disaster this week I’m pretty sure I’d mess up the twisting too :)


Michelle May 22, 2009 at 7:33 pm

those look yum!


Mom Of Faith May 22, 2009 at 9:52 pm

OMGosh! They look delish! I can’t wait to make these, I don’t know where you find all your time. Thanks for sharing this one!


jan May 22, 2009 at 9:52 pm

in the interest of frugality, did you know that those jars of ‘fast-rise’ yeast keep much longer than the expy date? Just keep the jar in the freezer. Mine expired a couple of years ago and I just take it out, use it frozen and put the jar back in the freezer. It’s expensive stuff, but if I can keep it working, it’s worth it.


kate May 23, 2009 at 10:54 am

Do not have a bread maker, do you have details of how these can be made by hand?
katie (uk)


Erin May 23, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Will work on the by hand post for you Katie!


Toni May 23, 2009 at 8:01 pm

These look so good. I’m going to have to try this one. Thanks.


miss bliss May 24, 2009 at 1:59 pm

here’s to the dolce vita!!!


sis in pacific May 24, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Here is how to lower your yeast cost even more. Sam’s club sells large bricks that you can freeze, but still use like normal yeast. 2 bricks for only about $4.


nana29 May 26, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Mary Hunt sent me to your site……wonderful.
I’m going to try the breadsticks this week.


Mary Kelly May 27, 2009 at 5:29 pm

The bread sticks look yummy. I’m glad they are made with whole wheat.
Mary Hunt sent me.


Kortnee June 4, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Tried these tonight with the aunt d’s past salad dinner. Together they were good. thank you for your website. i LOVE it..


Justin June 11, 2009 at 2:19 am

These breadsticks look and sound incredible. Going to have to try these.


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