I’m a novice bread maker, so I stick to simple bread recipes! This one, for No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread, is really very easy, and it’s so great that it doesn’t require kneading! Basically, you mix up the batter, put it in a loaf pan, and let it rise for 20 to 25 minutes. After that, it’s ready to bake!
This bread rises nicely and I really like adding rolled oats and seeds into the dough, but these are entirely optional—it’s still a great loaf of bread without those! The photo above shows the dough after it has risen, with some seeds and oats mixed into the batter and sprinkled on top.
No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread
NO-KNEAD WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
Makes one 9 x 5″ loaf
2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 (1/4-ounce) packet Instant Yeast
1/2 Tablespoon salt
1/2 Tablespoon honey
2 cups warm water
Optional: 2 Tablespoons of rolled oats, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, or a mix of these, to mix into the dough
Optional: 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon shelled sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pepitas, or rolled oats (use any of these or some of these) to top the loaf
Grease or spray a 9 x 5″ loaf pan; set aside.
In large bowl, blend both flours, the Instant Yeast, and the salt.
In small bowl, dissolve the honey in the warm water, then add this mixture to the flour mixture. Mix all ingredients together (dough will be sticky). If using small seeds or rolled oats in the dough, stir those in at this point.
Place dough in prepared 9 x 5″ loaf pan. Top with mixed seeds or oats, if using. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 20 to 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400˚F. When dough has finished rising, bake for 40 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for a few minutes, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
Homemade bread is the best! I love it warm, and spread with butter and jam. Now that I’ve made this easy recipe, I plan on making bread more often! Do you make homemade bread and do you have a favorite easy bread recipe?