Maple Wheat Bread

I know it’s the holidays and I should be posting about sugar plums dancing in my head and all things Christmas (I really was going to post this awesome Christmas project today that I was working on all freaking day yesterday when it flopped. Scouts honor! Gah! Not just a little flop. But a big one. I’m still in the process of perfecting it.). So until then, we’ve also got to survive on things other than sugar plums, right? Think bread and water! I mean, we eat bread for breakfast, have it for sandwiches, and even for snacks! So why not give you a recipe to make toast with and dunk in your hot chocolate? I know you’ll be drinking hot chocolate this season, right? Don’t deny it!

With the growing interest in making bread in the crock pot, I’ve been asked for homemade bread recipes!  Here’s one such recipe that I think you will enjoy…It may not be white bread, but that wheat fiber is filling and delicious–not to mention maple syrup, too!

Prep time: 2 hours (including rising time)
Cook time: 18-20 mins

Yields: Three 8 x 4-inch loaves (12 slices each)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110-115F)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast, sugar and warm water and let sit until foamy (about 10 minutes).
  2. Meanwhile, mix together egg, oil, syrup, and salt and add to the yeast mixture. Mix until well incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together whole wheat flour and 1 cup bread flour. With an electric mixture, slowly add flour mixture to the egg/yeast mixture. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  4. Turn onto a floured work surface and knead (about 6-8 minutes) adding small amounts of flour as needed to make a smooth and elastic dough (about 6-8 minutes). Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 1 hour). Tip: I like to warm the oven on its lowest setting for a few minutes to lightly warm the oven, turn off, and place the bowl of dough in the oven to rise.
  5. Punch down the dough. Shape into loaves in three greased 8 x 4-inch loaf pans. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled (about 30-45 mins).
  6. Bake at 350F for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven, turn onto wire racks. Brush with melted butter and cool completely.

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Maple Wheat Bread
 
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Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 3 loaves
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110-115F)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast, sugar and warm water and let sit until foamy (about 10 minutes).
  2. Meanwhile, mix together egg, oil, syrup, and salt and add to the yeast mixture. Mix until well incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together whole wheat flour and 1 cup bread flour. With an electric mixture, slowly add flour mixture to the egg/yeast mixture. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  4. Turn onto a floured work surface and knead (about 6-8 minutes) adding small amounts of flour as needed to make a smooth and elastic dough (about 6-8 minutes). Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 1 hour). Tip: I like to warm the oven on its lowest setting for a few minutes to lightly warm the oven, turn off, and place the bowl of dough in the oven to rise.
  5. Punch down the dough. Shape into loaves in three greased 8 x 4-inch loaf pans. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled (about 30-45 mins).
  6. Bake at 350F for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven, turn onto wire racks. Brush with melted butter and cool completely.
About Jennifer Scott

Jen is author, owner, and creative mind behind Bakerette.com. She loves anything chocolate and cheese!

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