Whole Grain Wheat Bread with Bran and Flax


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 48
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 97.6
  • Total Fat: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4 mg
  • Sodium: 61.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

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Introduction

This recipe is for 3 loaves of bread, 2 for the week and one to freeze. It is meant to be made with a stand mixer, but you don't need one. This has more good fat and fiber than most recipes.

This recipe is best for sandwiches, toast, french toast, dinner rolls, and sub rolls (adjust sizes).

This bread is dense, filling and good for you! You can add some wheat gluten to make it rise a little more and make it a little less dense.
This recipe is for 3 loaves of bread, 2 for the week and one to freeze. It is meant to be made with a stand mixer, but you don't need one. This has more good fat and fiber than most recipes.

This recipe is best for sandwiches, toast, french toast, dinner rolls, and sub rolls (adjust sizes).

This bread is dense, filling and good for you! You can add some wheat gluten to make it rise a little more and make it a little less dense.

Number of Servings: 48

Ingredients

    .5 c brown sugar
    1.5 tbsp brown sugar
    3 c warm water
    3 pkg active dry yeast
    4.5 c whole wheat flour
    1.5 c wheat bran
    2-3 c white flour
    1 1/8 c instant nonfat dry milk
    1 tsp salt
    3/4 c ground flax
    1/4 c Smart Balance Oil

Directions

Makes 3 loaves (freeze one for later) of 16 slices each.


Dissolve 1.5 tbsp brown sugar in warm water in a small bowl. Add yeast and let mixture stand.


Place 4.5 c whole flour, 1.5 c wheat bran, 1 1/8 c dry instant milk, .5 c brown sugar, and 3 tsp salt into mixer bowl. Attach bowl and dough hook to mixer. Turn to Speed 2 and mix ~ 15 seconds. Continuing on Speed 2, gradually add yeast mixture, 3/4 c ground flax, and 1/4 c oil to flour mixture and mix ~ 1.5 minutes longer. Stop and scrape bowl as necessary.


Continuing on Speed 2, add remaining 2-3 cups of white flour, 1/2 cup at a time, and mix about 2 minutes or until dough ball starts to clean sides of bowl. Knead on Speed 2 about 2 minutes longer.


***NOTE: Do not add more than the maximum amount of flour specified or a dry loaf will result.


Place dough in greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover. Let rise in warm place, free from draft, about 1 hr, or until doubled in bulk.


Punch dough down and divide into 3 equal pieces. Form into loaves.


To form into loaves, roll each piece, on a slightly floured surface, into a rectangle about 9 x 14 inches. Use a rolling pin or glass to smooth dough and remove gas bubbles. Then, start rolling from the short end, tightly. Pinch dough to seal seam. Pinch ends and turn under. Place the seam side down, into a greased loaf pan. Cover. ***Take 1 loaf in a pan here, and place in two freezer zipper bags.


Let the 2 remaining loaves rise in a warm place, free from draft, about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk.


Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 min. Reduce oven to 350 degrees F and bake 15-20 min. longer. Remove from pans immediately and cool on wire racks.


Slice as need for sandwiches, french toast, and toast! Loaves last for about 10 days if kept in a plastic bag.



***To use frozen loaf, let thaw, then rise for an hour before baking as above.




Number of Servings: 48

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WOMAN15R.

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This bread is super dense and super yummy and filling. You could eat two sandwiches with normal bread, or use this and just eat one and be pretty happy about it. I especially like it for french toast. - 2/22/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I like this bread, but it did seem a little dry. I will make it again. I like that it has healthy flax, bran, and whole wheat. Thanks!! - 5/11/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    muy buena receta, me encanta el pan - 11/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum-O!
    Even my picky eater, who has a healthy radar just so he can avoid anything that might be good for him , ate two slices. :)
    - 6/16/11

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  • I love the texture of this bread! As others noted, it is dense but not like a brick, like many other home made whole wheat loaves I have made. Next time I make it I will add a bit of honey, as I think it's lacking slightly in sweetness. I highly recommend this recipe! - 1/5/15

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