I made few changes to a breadstick recipe from this blog and had great results:
1 1/2 cup warm liquid
2 Tbsp Honey, Maple Syrup or Agave Nectar
1 Tbsp yeast
1/2 tsp sea salt
3-4 cups whole wheat flour (I use Azure Standards Pastry Flour)
less than 1/4 cup melted butter
grated parmesan cheese (around 3/4 a cup)
Mix liquid, sweetener and yeast until completely dissolved. Let stand until bubbly. Add the salt and flour a cup at a time while incorporating (I use the dough hook on my mixer). You have added enough flour when it is still wet, but all sticking together and pulling away from the sides of the bowl. Knead (in the mixer) for around five minutes, then let it rest while you prepare the pan.
I use a big jelly roll pan (a big cookie sheet would work as well). Pour a bit more than half of your melted butter in the pan (I like to add seasoning to the bottom of the pan), then dump your dough on it and let it rest another minute or two. Press the dough out in the pan until it reaches the edges. Pour on the rest of the butter and spread it on with your hand, add more seasoning.
Then use a pizza cutter to pre-cut your breadsticks. I make them about an inch wide and four inches long. Don’t worry about cutting through the very edges – you are just PRE cutting. NBD. Sprinkle on some cheese and and slide them into a 170 degree oven for around ten minutes to rise. Then turn your oven up to 350 and bake for another 12 or so minutes.
Let them cool for a few minutes after you take them out, then re-cut along the lines.
Viola! fast, delicious breadsticks.