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Do you like to eat grains?
I do! Some of my favorites includeย whole wheat, oats, and quinoa. ๐
Did you know that there have been some studiesย that show that eating more grains can extend your life?ย ๐ No wonder grains are called the staff of life. ๐
If you are striving to include more whole grains into your diet, check out my recipes. Whole grains never tasted so good. ๐
What is one of my favorite things to bake? WHOLE GRAINS BABY!
Whole Wheat Home-Made Bread. ๐
Kat’s Delectable WHOLE WHEAT Bread
This is based on a 30+ year Bosch recipe–tweaked a bit. Since I have two Bosch mixers, I am able to make 10 loaves of bread at a time. Here’s the recipe for 4 loaves. They freeze really well too. ๐ We always freeze the extra loavesย and pull them out when we need them. ๐
Ingredients for 4 loaves of Kat’s Delectable Whole Wheat Bread
- 4ย cups warm water
- Aboutย 9 cups whole wheat flour*
- 1ย Tbsp salt
- 1/3 cup coconut, canola, or olive oil
- 1/3 cup agave, maple syrup,ย or honey
- 2ย TBSP yeast
- optional: one 500 mg vitamin C chewable tablet, ground up
- optional: 1/4 cup ground flax
Notes: *You may need more or less flour depending on humidity outside. **Or you can use 4-5 bread pans.
You will also require the secret weapon—explained in the directions.***
Combine the warm water, salt, oil, honey/agave, yeast, vitamin C, andย flax in a mixer (I used my Bosch).
Add the flour 1/2 cup at a time…
Until it is all incorporated — the dough should beย a little sticky, but it should pull cleanly from the sides of the bowl.
Then knead for 9 mins. This is my larger Bosch Mixer (I do both at the same time; my big mixer can make 6 loaves: hence, 10 loaves).
Now for my SECRET WEAPON!!!!!
Can you guess?
It’s Tomato Juice Cans!!! (fyi–they are about 46oz — the BIG ones)
Spray the cans well — we don’t want any sticking! ๐ (Note: that is the really really BIG PAM Spray Can! not one of the little ones!)
Then, spray your counter-top with cooking spray. Take your dough out of the mixture andย lay on the sprayed surface.
Separate the dough into 4 loaves (I like to used my plastic spatula to separate them — a knife would work too).
Then drop theย dough moundsย into the sprayed cans.
Once the loavesย are all snuggled upย in their “homes,” set your oven to its lowest setting.
Once preheated,ย turn it off, and place theย bread in the oven to rise until about double in size (about 15-25 minutes).
Then turn the oven on to 350 degrees and bake for 25-30 minutes. ๐
Hehe, YAY for muffin tops!!! ๐
Theseย guys freeze really well!!! ๐
My favorite way to eat it is—-with Peanut Butter ALL OVER IT! ๐
Ever tried my Banana Bread with Peanut Butter all over it? You need too! (after you make some of My Delectable Whole Wheat Bread of course!)