Whole Grain Bread

Homemade bread is one of the great joys of life—and this one is low-fat too! The aroma that fills your house while the bread is baking will make your swoon, and the bread makes great toast the next day.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 3 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 package (0.25 oz.) dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1¼ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds, divided
  • ½ cup quick cooking oatmeal
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  • Spray two 8" × 4" loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a small bowl, combine yeast and ¼ cup warm water; mix and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine whole wheat flour, bread flour, 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds, oatmeal, salt, and brown sugar and mix well.
  • In a small saucepan, combine buttermilk, ½ cup water, orange juice, and butter; heat over low heat until butter melts. Add to flour mixture along with egg; beat for 1 minute. Then stir in yeast mixture.
  • Gradually add enough all-purpose flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface for 6 to 7 minutes until smooth. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
  • Punch down dough and divide in half. Roll out to 7" by 5" rectangles. Roll up, starting with short side; pinch edges to seal. Place in prepared pans and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 to 50 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bake bread for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tops are deep golden brown. Remove from pans and brush with melted butter. Cool completely on wire rack.

Recipe Information

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 package (0.25 oz.) dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1¼ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds, divided
  • ½ cup quick cooking oatmeal
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  • Spray two 8" × 4" loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a small bowl, combine yeast and ¼ cup warm water; mix and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine whole wheat flour, bread flour, 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds, oatmeal, salt, and brown sugar and mix well.
  • In a small saucepan, combine buttermilk, ½ cup water, orange juice, and butter; heat over low heat until butter melts. Add to flour mixture along with egg; beat for 1 minute. Then stir in yeast mixture.
  • Gradually add enough all-purpose flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface for 6 to 7 minutes until smooth. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
  • Punch down dough and divide in half. Roll out to 7" by 5" rectangles. Roll up, starting with short side; pinch edges to seal. Place in prepared pans and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 to 50 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bake bread for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tops are deep golden brown. Remove from pans and brush with melted butter. Cool completely on wire rack.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories180
Total Fat4g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol20mg
Sodium95mg
Total Carbohydrate31g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars3g
Protein5g