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Low Sodium Brioche Bread Recipe

Low sodium brioche bread recipe is a light fluffy bread recipe with fantastic sweetness and flavor – made with no added salt! This pantry staple bread is great for sandwiches, toast, or as a late-night snack with hazelnut chocolate spread!

This low salt brioche recipe is simple and delicious, and a great bread for beginner bakers. Make this bread in just a few hours, or mix the night before and bake in the morning.

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I had a taste for brioche bread, but wanted to make a low sodium version that my husband could also enjoy.  Brioche is a traditional French bread, made with eggs and butter, and is slightly sweet which makes it ideal for French toast.
It has a light and delicious sweet flavor and is SO good on a breakfast sandwich. This low sodium brioche is one of my favorite bread recipes so far, it has a hint of sweetness and a really fantastic flavor. I did add a small amount of salt to my bread, but you could easily use a salt substitute to keep this very low in sodium.

This Low Sodium Brioche Bread Recipe Is

  • Light
  • Airy
  • Sweet
  • Simple
  • Flavorful
  • Make with little kneading
  • An easy overnight bread for beginning bakers

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Do I Need a Stand Mixer for Brioche Bread?

Short answer: NO! You can make this low sodium brioche in a bowl and mix/knead by hand, but I would highly recommend using a stand mixer if you have one! I find that the stand mixer does absolute wonders for kneading breads – and this brioche is no exception!  It’s light, fluffy, and airy thanks to the mixer consistently folding and kneading the dough.

I have this classic stand mixer which was an investment worth every penny for me. I still mix some easy dessert recipes by hand, but for any type of bread I always bring out the mixer.

I use my stand mixer for this bread, as well as some of my other favorite low sodium bread recipes: my wheat bread, corn bread, and banana bread!

What’s In This Low Sodium Brioche Bread Recipe?

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  • All Purpose Flour: I normally use King Arthur organic all purpose flour for all my baking recipes, I love the consistency and texture of the crumb this flour produces. If you are gluten free, then a gluten free flour would be a nice substitute in this dish.
  • Granulated Sugar: I like this organic sugar for my recipes, it has a really nice texture in this bread, I’d recommend Anthony’s organic sugar for baking.
  • Instant Yeast: great for both overnight breads and this easy quick brioche bread recipe too!
  • Salt – I used a normal salt, but you can use a salt substitute if you’d like to keep this ever more low so!
  • Milk – I used whole milk, but you can use a plant-based version to make this vegan.
  • Butter – I like to use unsalted butter to reduce the amount of sodium in my cooking, always 🙂
  • Water

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What Baking Equipment Do I Need for Brioche?

Great Low Sodium Bread Options

It can be so difficult to find low sodium bread at the store!  When I can’t find any low salt bread, I love making my own so I know exactly how much sodium goes into it. Here are a few of our favorite low sodium bread option – both store-bought and homemade.

  • Ezekiel breads – Ezekiel breads come in a few different flavors, and can be found in the frozen section of your supermarket. Our favorites are their sprouted bread which is 75mg sodium per slice and the flax bread which is 70mg sodium per slice.
  • No Salt Added Bread – you can buy this no-salt-added bread online here which has no salt added and only 5mg sodium per slice!
  • Homemade overnight no-knead bread – this is one of my favorites, we make this almost every weekend!  Don’t let homemade bread intimidate you, it couldn’t be simpler – it’s just flour, salt (or salt substitute), yeast, and water.  Let it rise overnight, and bake in the morning – recipe here!
  • Low sodium whole wheat bread – I love my whole wheat bread recipe here for sandwiches and toast.
  • Low Sodium Brioche (recipe below!)- this makes fantastic ricotta toast or French toast!  It’s sweet, great for beginner bakers, and ready in a few hours.
  • Low Sodium Cornbread – another favorite of ours, this easy cornbread is great to enjoy with soups and low sodium chili.

Brioche Bread

  • 4 cups all purpose flour, plus extra if needed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or salt substitute
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup warm water

Egg wash

  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water

How Do I Make Low Sodium Brioche?

This may look like a complicated recipe because it has a lot of steps, but believe me this is a simple and easy bread to bake.
  1. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, add the flour, sugar, instant yeast, and salt (or salt substitute). Mix well to combine.
  2. Add the melted butter and eggs to the flour. Pour in vanilla and 1/2 cup of the warm water over the mixture. If mixing by hand, mix 3-4 minutes until dough is well combined. Dough should be sticky and thick. If your dough is sticking to the sides of the bowl, add the remaining 1/2 cup flour.
  3. Transfer dough to a large bowl (I like to use a batter bowl) and allow the brioche to rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.
  4. Grease a 8×4 loaf pan. Turn dough out onto a well-floured work surface.
  5. Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Roll the rough out to about 4 inches wide and 12 inches long. Take one end of the long side of the dough, and begin to tightly roll inwards, like a cinnamon roll. Tuck the edges of the dough under so it is roughly the same size as the loaf pan. Place each 1/4 of the rolled dough in the loaf pan to rest – so there are 4 sections of dough in the pan.  Cover, and allow dough to rise in the loaf pans in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush the tops of the dough with egg wash and place in oven to bake for 22 to 28 minutes. Top should be brown.
  7. Allow the brioche to cool on a rack for at least 45 minutes before slicing.

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Low Sodium Brioche Bread

Low sodium brioche bread recipe is a light fluffy bread recipe with fantastic sweetness and flavor - made with no added salt! This pantry staple bread is great for sandwiches, toast, or as a late-night snack with hazelnut chocolate spread!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Bread
Cuisine American, French
Servings 12 thick slices
Calories 255 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Bowl
  • 9 x 13 loaf pan
  • Stand mixer (optional)

Ingredients
  

Brioche Bread

  • 4 cups all purpose flour plus extra if needed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or salt substitute
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup warm water

Egg wash

  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, add the flour, sugar, instant yeast, and salt (or salt substitute). Mix well to combine.
  • Add the melted butter and eggs to the flour. Pour in vanilla and 1/2 cup of the warm water over the mixture. If mixing by hand, mix 3-4 minutes until dough is well combined. Dough should be sticky and thick. If your dough is sticking to the sides of the bowl, add the remaining 1/2 cup flour.
  • Transfer dough to a large bowl (I like to use a batter bowl) and allow the brioche to rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.
  • Grease a 8x4 loaf pan. Turn dough out onto a well-floured work surface.
  • Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Roll the rough out to about 4 inches wide and 12 inches long. Take one end of the long side of the dough, and begin to tightly roll inwards, like a cinnamon roll. Tuck the edges of the dough under so it is roughly the same size as the loaf pan. Place each 1/4 of the rolled dough in the loaf pan to rest - so there are 4 sections of dough in the pan.  Cover, and allow dough to rise in the loaf pans in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush the tops of the dough with egg wash and place in oven to bake for 22 to 28 minutes. Top should be brown.
  • Allow the brioche to cool on a rack for at least 45 minutes before slicing.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 7gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 125mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 335IUVitamin C: 0.001mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 2mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to confirm amounts.

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3 Comments

    • ANNA

      Just what I wanted to know. did you use the dough setting or let it run the entire cycle? I LOVE brioche and usually buy it from aldi. Now I need low sodium/salt and came across this site. Wonderful find!

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