Would you believe me if I told you that you could make a sandwich bread at home that’s 100% whole grain, simple as can be, and is light and fluffy? If you took my advice and have a bread machine, you can try this recipe for yourself and see if you agree! As I have told you over and over, white whole wheat flour is a whole grain baker’s best friend, especially if you don’t always want your baked goods to be heavy and dense. I am a huge fan of a traditional whole wheat bread, but sometimes I just want something lighter, and that’s where this recipe comes in. It’s great for sandwiches, as a side for soup, as the basis for croutons, or even to make delicious french toast. And if you are cooking for others who are not whole grain converts, or are trying to ease your family into a more wholesome lifestyle, I promise you won’t get any complaints!
White Whole Wheat Bread
adapted from The Bread Lover’s Bread Machine Cookbook
1 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup agave, honey, or maple syrup
2 tablespoons oil
3 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons SAF yeast (2 1/2 tsp bread machine yeast)
Add all ingredients to bread machine as directed for your
model. Set for whole wheat cycle (on my
machine with SAF yeast I use quick wheat).
When bread is done, remove from pan immediately and allow to cool
completely on a rack before slicing.
Makes a 1.5 lb loaf