Italian Knot whole wheat Garlic bread

Garlic knots


This is a classic Italian snack, garlic knots are strips of pizza dough tied in.  Here in this recipe to make knots I used whole wheat flour in the dough and olive oil and olive spread but feel free to use plain flour and butter if desired. Plain flour definitely gives a soft texture inside and easy to handle but using wheat flour makes it healthy and without much compromising in taste- crusty on outside, soft inside and the garlic olive oil soaked flavour.

Enjoy this during the evening snacks or even on the party tables with Italian platter.

I served this with baked mushroom pasta casserole(link)

Yields-12-14 breads
Preparation time-15 minutes
Waiting time-1 ½-2 hours
Baking time-20 minutes


  • Whole wheat flour-2cups
  • Salt- 1/2tsp
  • Garlic powder-1tsp
  • Active dry yeast-2tsp
  • Warm water(110-120degF)-1cup (plus extra if required more for the dough)
  • Honey-1tsp

Garlic coating:

  • Olive oil-1tbsp+for brushing
  • Olive oil spread-2tbsp
  • Finely crushed garlic-4cloves
  • Finely chopped fresh parsley-to sprinkle

Pasta Garlic Italian meal


  • Combine warm water, olive oil, salt, honey, yeast in a large bowl-sprinkle yeast cover and rest for 5-10minutes
  • As the yeast mixture is frothy add in flour and mix to form soft pliable dough. Knead for 4-5minutes and transfer to the greased bowl cover and rest for 1-2hours/until doubled in volume.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 180degC, line the baking tray with the baking sheet grease and keep aside.
  • Once the dough doubled in size punch down and transfer the dough onto the lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to a 12x10inch rectangle strips, cut crosswise into 12-14strips tie each strips into a knot and place on a greased and line baking tray.
  • Brush knots with olive oil and bake until golden for 15-18minutes.

Garlic Sauce:

  • Meanwhile in a small saucepan heat garlic, olive oil spread and olive oil over medium heat for 3-5minutes.
  • Immediately once bread is baked Pour garlic oil mixture over bread knots in a bowl, season with salt and chopped parsley and toss.


  • Plain flour can be used alternatively 50:50 of plain flour:wheat flour can be used.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on September 18, 2014, in Appetizers, International. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. They look very lovely Chitra 🙂


  2. Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.


  3. Sounds interesting…yummy!


  4. Love these delicious little garlic knots, I have a bread recipe that also ties in knots and they are fun to make…oh, and eat, too!


  5. For a long I want to make garlic bread. Now it seems to be possible as I have your recipe. 🙂


  6. It looks delicious! Interesting to know about the Italian knot… TC! Keep smiling 🙂 Happy cooking!


  7. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  8. When I saw the main image, (the bottom left bread especially), for a split second I thought its turkey.. then I realized man, I am in Chitra’s blog. how can it be.. lol. Love garlic breads that too from whole wheat yummmm


  9. Wow knot bread what a lovely thought dear:-) love it


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