Whole Wheat/Flaxseed Bread

Whole Wheat/Flaxseed Bread

Whole Wheat/Flaxseed Bread

Cool weather is coming so it’s time to break out the bread and soup recipes!! A big thank you to Vera, one of my Facebook “Friends of the Faithful Foodie” group members. She generously shared this recipe with me and it is fantastic!! It’s light, moist flavorful bread that because of the addition of flaxseed meal is very heart healthy as well. I doubled the recipe to make the two loaves shown.

Ingredients
1 T. active dry yeast
1 3/4 C. warm water
3 T. honey
1 T. olive oil
1/2 t. salt
1 C. flaxseed meal
3 C. fresh ground whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur brand)

Dissolve the yeast in warm water. I also stirred in the honey at this point. Set aside until bubbly, about 5 minutes. Mix in the oil, salt, flaxseed meal, and half the flour. Mix well.

Stir in the rest of the flour 1/2 cup at a time until it makes a soft, kneadable dough. (I used my Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook but because I doubled the recipe couldn’t fit it all in the bowl so had to knead it by hand the last five minutes with the last cup of flour.) Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic. (When you poke the dough with your finger it should spring back.) Work in more flour if needed.

Mixing the dough

Mixing the dough

Shape into loaf and place in a greased 9 X 5 inch loaf pan (since I doubled the recipe I made the other loaf in a round casserole dish). Cover; let rise in a warm place for about an hour, until doubled in bulk. (It only took 30 minutes for mine to double so keep an eye on it.) Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan. Brush the top of the loaf with a little olive oil to make it shiny.

YUMMY!

YUMMY!


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2 Responses to “Whole Wheat/Flaxseed Bread”
  1. Lisa C. says:

    Just wanted to tell you that I made this bread today and loved it. It was one of my first attempts at making bread. It was easy and my family loved it. I’ll definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing it.

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