A few weeks ago, I was wondering if my toast had less calories than bread. I googled, and duh, of course the calories are the same, they are just calculated differently.
For instance, before toasting, my serving of bread was 2.5 oz, after it’s turned to toast, the weight was reduced to 1.6 oz – no, the calories didn’t disappear, but moisture inside the bread did, taking away a good chunk of its weight.
That is a whole ounce difference, which could lead to overeating if you’re not careful to weigh your bread BEFORE toasting it. If you have to weigh bread after toasting, then you would need to calculate the calories as toast NOT bread.
I love toast, it makes day-old bread taste amazing – just make sure not to burn it!
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I love toast too! Sometimes I may have gone too far.
I like to put the bread in the oven for 10 mins at 300F and just leave it in there overnight. The next morning I will have toast that taste like crackers!! Wheat/rye/multi-grain bread are perfect. Sprout bread cannot a bit hard to chew on but it taste good too esp with cream cheese…………………
Kelly, that is a fantastic idea! I’m definitely going to try your cracker tip!