Friday, July 30, 2010

Whole wheat bread in the bread machine

I've been making our bread for close to 3 years now, thanks to the bread machine my grandmother gave me for Christmas some 10+yrs ago. It sat on the shelf collecting dust for many years as the first few loaves I made were inedible. One day, I dug it out of storage & decided to give it a try again. I have a few favorites but this is our everyday bread recipe. I veganized it a while ago as I needed to accomodate A's vegan lifestyle.

2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 Tablespoon instant dry yeast
4 TBSP brown sugar or agave nectar
2 TSBP oil (I use Safflower or Coconut)
1.5 cups hot tap water

Combine the flours, salt & yeast in a medium bowl. Mix well to incorporate the yeast in the flours. Combine the sugar, oil & tap water in the bread machine pan. Slowly add the dry ingredients into bread pan. I like to use the bread machine on the dough setting, which is 1.5hrs on my machine, and then bake it in the oven on 350*F for 30 minutes in a ceramic bread pan.


  1. This is so similar to mine. Is honey vegan? Or no because bees make it?

  2. Honey is not vegan because it is an animal by-product. The original recipe calls for honey & 3TBSP dry milk powder in the loaf, so I just omitted the milk and subbed the sugar/agave for honey. :)