Homemade Whole Wheat Bread: Healthy And Easy to Make
I’ve tried making homemade bread in the past and it was a lengthy multi-day process. Although the bread was good, I wanted to find a recipe that my toddler and I could make in the morning and enjoy in the afternoon. This whole wheat bread recipe delivered. You can also customize your toppings. I had oats on hand, but flax and chia seeds would work as well. Once the ingredients were mixed the dough needed to rise for 1 hour. After the initial rise, the dough was punched down again, transferred to the loaf pan and ready once the oven came to temperature. That was it! A great morning activity for you and your little kitchen helper.
Recipe Source: Sandra’s Easy Cooking
- 3 Cups - Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 Cup - All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Cup - Rolled Oats
- 2 Teaspoons - Table Salt
- 1 Envelope - Active Dry Yeast
- 1/4 Teaspoon - Sugar
- 2 Cups - Lukewarm Water + 4-6 Tablespoons more if needed
- 1/4 Cup - Olive Oil (additional for greasing the pan)
- In a large bowl mix together the Whole Wheat Flour and All Purpose Flour
- Add the salt and mix again. Make a well in the middle of the flour, add the envelop of active dry yeast and sugar. Pour a splash of lukewarm water and wait 15-20 seconds. Start Mixing
- Pour the water into the flour gradually and mix. The dough needs to be wet and sticky. If it's too hard to beat the dough, just add more water.
- Beat for 2 more minutes with a wooden spoon and then add olive oil, mix.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap and kitchen towel to keep warm. Allow dough to rise for about 1 hour at room temperature. It should double in size
- Preheat over to 375
- While the oven is preheating and after the 1 hour rise, beat the dough one more time and transfer it into the greased loaf pan. The dough will rise to the edges of the pan, while you wait for the oven to come to temperature
- Prior to placing it into the oven, sprinkle your oats and toppings on (like flax or chia seeds)
- Bake 50 -60 minutes. Take out of oven and cover with a large kitchen towel for 30 minutes before transferring to a wire rack
Nicole is a professional photographer, mother to an energetic child, and founder of Make and Taste. She has been a Commercial, Editorial and Lifestyle photographer for 10 years and has been published in various magazines and brand websites. Nicole is passionate about providing her child with meaningful experiences and documenting all of the fun along the way. You can always find her baking with her 7 year old and enjoying a good cup of coffee.