Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs 30 mins
This makes a flavourful light whole wheat bread that my fussy youngest son even likes.
- 1 1⁄3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons skim milk powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 3 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 3⁄4 teaspoons yeast
- 1⁄4 cup ground flax seed
- Add the ingredients in the order listed and sprinkle the ground flax over top. I use the whole wheat, 2 lb, and light crust settings and make the bread overnight so it's fresh first thing in the morning. I have also added a 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds sprinkled over top of the flaxseed.
Wow! This bread is fabulous! First of all, I was so glad that it really was 100% whole wheat. Many of the recipes aren't. I used 1 cup 1% milk and 1/3 cup water since I did not have powdered milk. I used 1 tsp salt, but otherwise followed the recipe as written. It has a hearty, nutty flavor yet it is tender and slices up beautifully. My bread maker has been gathering dust, but no longer! Thanks for the wonderful, healthy recipe.
I have been looking for a 100% whole wheat bread for my bread maker for a while and I'm so glad I tried this. This is the most amazing bread I've tried.....so soft and tender. I also used 1% milk instead of water(as I did not have milk powder) and 1 tsp of salt. The first time I forgot to add lemon juice and realized it does make a difference when I made this bread the second time. The bread was much softer and kept better. I guess it takes the place of ascorbic acid crystals which is a dough conditioner added to many recipes.
Thanks so much for posting!
I call it beautiful! It has the delightful crunch of a biscuit, and a soft chewy interior with a heady yeast flavor that reminds me of my 'overnighted' oatmeal dough (I tinker with letting dough rise...a long time). This is superb, and the flavor is addicting. :)