Bread is an important part of my weekly shopping list. I love some avocado toast on occasion, and I don’t think my boyfriend would survive without daily PB&Js.
Usually, I rotate between Dave’s Killer Bread, Ezekiel bread, Franz multi-grain, or whatever natural whole grain bread is on sale. However, sometimes I like to get wild and make bread at home in the bread machine. Actually, I don’t know why I don’t do it more often. It takes about five minutes of hands-on work, and I get to control exactly what goes into it.
If you don’t have a bread machine, you can still make this recipe, but you’ll have to go through the whole kneading and rising process.
This recipe has a great mix of grains and seeds, and is sweetened with super-healthy coconut sugar (you can swap 1:1 for brown sugar, but you’ll lose the nutritional value and lower glycemic level). It makes a mean sandwich, and is even wonderful with just a swipe of Earth Balance.
(adapted from this recipe)
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 1 packet dry yeast
- 1 T Earth Balance
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 t sea salt
- 2 T sunflower seeds
- 1 T sesame seeds
- 1 T ground flax seeds
- 1 T millet
- 1 T quinoa
- 1 cup bread flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
1. Add water, yeast, and coconut sugar to a bread machine container and allow to sit for about five minutes.
2. Add the remaining ingredients, then place the container inside the bread machine, and run on the cycle that works best for whole grain bread.
Have you ever baked your own bread? Any favorite recipes?