From EatingWell: May/June 1996
A touch of brown sugar sweetens this multi-grain bread.
- 2 1/2 cups nonfat milk
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast, (two 1/4-ounce packages)
- 3 cups whole-wheat flour
- 2 1/2-3 1/2 cups unbleached bread flour, divided
- 1/2 cup cracked wheat
- 1 1/2 tablespoons oat bran
- 1 1/2 tablespoons unprocessed wheat bran
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- Combine milk and brown sugar in a small saucepan; heat over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar, until warm. (The temperature should register 95°F on an instant-read thermometer.)
- Pour the milk mixture into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle in yeast. Let stand until the yeast has dissolved, about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine whole-wheat flour, 2 cups bread flour, cracked wheat, oat bran and wheat bran in another mixing bowl.
- Give the milk/yeast mixture a stir and add about half of the flour/bran mixture to it. Add salt and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Beat in the remaining flour/bran mixture. Gradually add enough of the remaining white flour until you can stir no more.
- Place the dough on a floured work surface and knead, adding only enough flour to prevent it from sticking, until the dough is smooth and somewhat elastic, 5 to 10 minutes. (Alternatively, the dough can be mixed and kneaded in a stand-up mixer fitted with a dough hook.)
- Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 40 minutes. Gently punch the dough down.
- Coat two 9-by-5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray. Place the dough on a floured work surface and cut it into 2 pieces. Shape into loaves and place in the prepared pans. Cover with greased wax paper or plastic wrap and let rise until loaves are 1/2 to 1 inch above the tops of the pans.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F.
- Bake the loaves until the tops are brown and the bottoms sound hollow when tapped, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from the pans and place on a wire rack to cool.
Per serving: 132 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 28 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 3 g fiber; 160 mg sodium; 135 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (16% daily value).
Carbohydrate Servings: 2
Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate
More From EatingWell
Onions are the perfect accompaniment to almost any savory...
Pesto is an easy way to add flavor without tons of extra...
Having a snack attack? Stock your fridge and pantry with...
Coffee is a healthy and flavorful addition to many desserts...
Coconut is a sweet addition to many healthy breakfast recipes...
The health perks of coffee only add to it's appeal for coffee...
If you’re looking for healthier food to enjoy during the...
Lentils are a versatile, budget-friendly and healthy addition...
Pork chops are a versatile and budget-friendly option for...
Apple recipes are a favorite fall fruit, whether you enjoy...
Make sure you have a quick and easy dinner ready to go next...
If you like your food hot—spicy, that is—we've got some...
Mediterranean cuisine is delicious: it’s rich in fruits,...
This Valentine’s Day, stay in with the ones you love and make...
Ring in the Chinese New Year with these healthy Chinese...
From grilled steak to creamy chicken, our quick and healthy...
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- More than 1 hour
- 8 or more
- Preparation/ Technique
- May/June 1996