Kathy's Very Healthy Bread
I love it and have made it so many times over the years. It is a traditional yeast bread that requires kneading and rising so it is not quick to make. If you want a light bread this it not for you, but if you are looking for a filling, healthy bread this is one of the really good ones.
Prep time includes rising time. Bread freezes well if well wrapped.
2 Tbspdry yeast
3 cwarm water, divided (see yeast package for exact temperature)
1/4 csafflower oil
1 largeegg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 tspsea salt
8-9 cstoneground whole wheat flour, divided (you may not need all this flour)
1/2 cpowdered milk
1/2 clow fat soy flour
1/4 cbrewer's yeast
1/4 cwheat germ
1 csunflower seed kernals
How to Make Kathy's Very Healthy Bread
- Mix yeast, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1/2 cup warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes. Add oil, egg, 1/4 cup honey, salt, and remaining water. Add 4 cups whole wheat flower and mix with mixer for 8-10 minutes.
With mixer on low stir in remaining ingredients except remaining flour and sunflower kernals.
Stir in as much of remaining flour as needed by hand to make a dough that is not sticky but also not dry.
Knead dough for 6-8 minutes until elastic. Place in a well greased bowl and turn to coat all sides of dough. Cover with a towel and let rise until double in bulk, about 1 hour.
- Sprinkle sunflower seeds on top of dough. Punch down and knead to mix in seeds well. Separate dough into 3 equal sized balls and let rest, covered for 10 minutes.
Shape each ball into a loaf and place in well greased, standard sized bread pan. Cover and let rise about 30 minutes.
- Place pans in COLD oven. Turn oven on to 400 degrees and bake for 15 minutes.
Reduce heat to 375 degrees and continue to bake for 25-35 minutes until loaves sound hollow when tapped.
Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack before removing from pan and cutting.