Recipe by Caroline Cooks
Lots of fiber; delicious toasted with lotsa butter *not healthy,oh well.LOL* Great as PB&J or Banana sandwich!
Top Review by Amis
This is wonderful. It was quite easy to prepare, even with little hands helping. There was a wonderful yeasty smell in the kitchen while this was rising and it made me so hungry! Almost as soon as it was out of the oven, I had a small slice slathered in butter. For me, it made one nice big loaf and one little loaf. We had it for breakfast this morning and it toasted beautifully. This bread has a nice sort of heavy texture with a sweet flavor. This is an excellent breakfast bread and the kids love it. I think next time I might add more fruit, such as cranberries and maybe some other grains or nuts. It was a great way to use up my stale granola. I think also, next time Iâ€™ll split it all up into my medium size loaf pans. While the big loaf is excellent, the little loaf I made is the perfect size for breakfast portions (especially for small children). Oh, and this got a big darker than I like.
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup oil
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 4 -4 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup granola cereal
- 1⁄2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 2 tablespoons orange peel, grated
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 tablespoon milk
Directions See How It's Made
- Spray 9X5" loaf pan with cooking oil.
- Set aside.
- Heat 1 cup water and milk to 105 degrees F., put into large mixing bowl with yeast; dissolve yeast. Add honey, oil and salt; mix well.
- Measure 4-4 1/2 cups flour carefully.
- Add half of flour to yeast mixture; blend on low speed of mixer until moistened; then beat 3 minutes on medium speed.
- Stir in granola, sunflower nuts, raisins, orange peel and remaining flour.
- On floured surface, knead in flour, adding enough to make dough smooth and elastic; about 10 minutes.
- Place dough in greased bowl, cover loosely with moist cloth towel.
- Let rise in warm place *80-85 degrees F.* until light and double in size, about 1 hour.
- Punch down on flour surface to remove all air bubbles.
- Shape into loaf; place in prepared loaf pan.
- Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in size. about 45-60 minutes.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In small bowl, combine egg and 1/2 tablespoons milk; brush over top.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes or until deep golden brown and loaf sound hollow when tapped.
- Remove from pans immediately; cool on wire rack.