Monday, December 24, 2012
Nut Grain Bread
Nut Grain Bread
I made this bread today to go with our Christmas dinner tomorrow. As always; I wanted to incorporate more healthier ingredients so I used a combination of Almond Flour, Flax Seed Meal, Wheat Bran and All purpose flour. The only thing I could think of to call it; is what it is. I have to say~I really like the taste of the mixed grains and nut flour together, plus this bread is healthier than regular bread or honey wheat bread.
1 cup Almond Flour
1 cup Wheat Bran
1/2 cup Flax Seed Meal
3 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
2 1/2 teaspoons Gluten Free Yeast
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/8 cup Coconut Oil
1/2 tablespoon Pink Salt
1/4 cup Honey
2 1/4 cup water
Mix together your yeast, sugar and 1/2 warm water. Stir until fully mixed together and set aside.
1/8 cup coconut oil
1/2 tablespoon pink salt
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup boiling water
1 1/4 cup warm water
2 cups all-purpose flour
Slowly begin to add remaining flour. If your dough is too sticky just add more almond flour or all-purpose flour.
Continue to mix the ingredients until everything is well incorporated. Flour your counter top and begin to knead the bread. I try to knead mine for at least 3 minutes. Spray a bowl with a light cooking spray and place dough into it. Cover with plastic wrap and put a towel over bowl. Place into the oven (make sure the oven is NOT on) for 2 hours.
After 2 hours, flour your counter again and knead dough for another 3 minutes. Divide the dough into two sections. Lightly spray your loaf pans and place dough in pan, cover with plastic and a towel and allow it to rise another 2 hours.
After 2 hours, place in the oven on 350 degrees for 25 minutes. At the end of 25 minutes take a piece of foil and cover the top of the bread and cook an additional 5 minutes. **placing the foil over the top of the bread will help the bread to not get too dark on top**
Take out of the oven and let it set for about 5 minutes. Take out of pan and allow it to completely cool on a cooling rack. Dampen a cloth and place over the bread on the cooling rack. **this helps the top of the bread to stay soft**
As tempting as it might be, DO NOT cut the bread until it is completely cooled. Enjoy!!