Harvest Grain Bread

There’s nothing like homemade bread and making homemade bread filled with healthy mulit-grains and whole wheat at home is easy.

My favorite bread! Harvest Grain Bread  - Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Fat

There is something so satisfying about making bread from scratch.  The smell of fresh baking bread is intoxicating.  It makes me feel like June Cleaver or Martha Stewart, like I am really doing something special for my family.  I know the herd will be circling the kitchen wanting to know if it is ready to be eaten.  There is no way this bread will get to cool completely before a piece is sliced off.  It just isn’t going to happen

Bread is a big deal in our house.  My husband and daughter are bread maniacs.  They could eat bread all day everyday.  I know when I bake a loaf there will be lots of “I love yous” and “Thank yous”.  I will be the Queen of the castle for a few minutes, a few fleeting moments.  Being able to make bread, gives me this feeling of invincibility.  It makes me feel like a real chef which is really funny considering how easy it is.  It is a total fake out.  People think bread is so hard and that you slaved over it but in reality the mixer does all the work.

My favorite bread! Harvest Grain Bread  - Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Fat

If you are afraid of yeast, don’t be.  There is nothing to be afraid of.  The only important part about yeast is making sure it is still alive.  As long as it is not old and has been stored properly, it should be fine.  There is no big trick.  You just throw it in and the yeast  does it’s magic.  In this recipe, my mixer does all the kneading too.  I make sure to  measure all the ingredients carefully and kick back.  In a few hours, I will have a beautiful loaf of bread.  I have tried this particular recipe without kneading but I think it is better with the kneading.

This is a recipe I adapted from King Arthur Flour.  I took out a little of the fat to make it fit into my diet better.  King Arthur is a fantastic resource for bread making.  I trust what they have to say about ingredients and procedures.  It is well worth looking at their page and blog.  I also love that they respond to comments, even negative ones about a recipe.  I have come to really rely on them for my flour and yeast.

Go ahead, try making your own bread.  Once you do, you will never want to buy it from the store again.  Please come back and tell me how it was.

My favorite bread! Harvest Grain Bread  - Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Fat

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Yields 16 slices

Harvest Grain Bread

3 hrPrep Time

40 minCook Time

3 hr, 40 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (180 grams) unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (180 grams) white, whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp. vital wheat gluten
  • 2/3 cups harvest grain mix (or seeds and grains of your choice)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. agave or honey
  • 2 tsp. instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup non-fat dry milk
  • 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water (105-110º )
  • 1 tbsp. non-fat Greek Yogurt

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Put the dough hook on and turn the machine on to low. Once all the ingredients are combined, turn to medium and knead for 5 minutes. If the dough is too wet and will not come together after a minute or two, add 1 tbsp. flour at a time until it does. Dough should be smooth and supple.
  3. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray and place dough inside. Roll the dough around to cover in cooking spray. Cover the bowl and place in a warm spot for about one hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  4. Spray a 9" x 5" bread pan with cooking spray.
  5. Spray your work surface with cooking spray and place dough onto it.
  6. Shape the dough into a 9 inch log.
  7. Place bread into the bread pan and cover with a clean towel. Let is rise for another 40 to 60 minutes.
  8. 30 minutes into the second rise, preheat the oven to 350º.
  9. Bake bread for 30-40 minutes or until center is 190º.
  10. Remove the bread from the pan and place directly on the wire rack. Cook completely. Makes 16 slices.
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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. I totally agree with you about baking bread at home, there is nothing like it!:) Your bread has a wonderful texture and a lovely color - I love it! BTW - beautiful photos
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Thanks Winnie. That is a huge compliment coming from you! You make the most gorgeous bread I have ever seen.
  2. Do you feel I could use Brown Whole Wheat flour in place of white? What do you mean by harvest grain mix?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Terri, You can use brown whole wheat flour. I use the white a lot just because my daughter thinks she doesn't like whole wheat. She does. King Arthur has a product of mixed grains which they call Harvest Grain. You can get that our just make your own mix of grains.

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