Easiest Healthy Wholewheat Bread

Delicious, freshly baked bread is one of my absolute favourites!

Delicious, freshly baked bread is one of my absolute favourites!

I love a homemade bread straight out of the oven, and tend to prefer a wholewheat version because it keeps me satisfied and full for longer - not to mention I find wholewheat delicious! Bonus - it also smells delish while it’s baking!

This bread is somewhat dense, which means 1 slice should keep you pretty satisfied. If you have a bigger loaf tin, 1 would use 2 cups of each type of flour and 2 cups of water. You shouldn’t need more yeast.

Because this bread doesn’t have added preservatives like store-bought bread, it doesn’t last as long (especially in a hot, humid climate). If there is only 1 person eating it, I’d recommend slicing it up and freezing the slices, then just toasting it as you need it.

Easiest Healthy Wholewheat Bread

Makes: 1 loaf (11cm x 12cm)

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Ingredients:
  • 1 x 10g packet yeast (I use the anchor brand)
  • 1 ½ cups nutty wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cups Champagne Valley Wholemeal flour
  • ½ cup mixed seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp sugar or 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 11cm x 22cm loaf tin

Instructions:
  1. If your oven takes forever to heat up, preheat it. If it takes less than 15 minutes, wait until step 6 to switch it on.
  2. Combine your flours, seeds, salt and yeast in a bowl. Make sure to mix thoroughly so that the yeast is well dispersed.
  3. Put the lukewarm water in a jug, and add the sugar / maple syrup. Stir until the sugar / syrup is dissolved.
  4. Add your water mixture to the dry ingredients and combine. Don’t over mix it. You should end up with a fair sticky dough. If you need to, you can add a bit of extra water.
  5. 5. Grease your loaf tin (I use spray and cook), and add your dough to it, smoothing it out and shaping the top. You can sprinkle some extra seeds on top if you like, but I find they just make a mess when you remove the bread from the tin.
  6. Heat the oven to 180 °Celcius / 350 ° Farenheit. While the oven is heating, cover the bread with a dishcloth and let it rise (keep an eye on it, you don’t want it to get too big). I normally leave mine for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Once your bread has risen and your oven is at temperature, stick it in. The bread bakes for between 50 minutes – 1 hour. To test it, you can stick a knife/ wooden kebab stick into it. If it comes out clean, it will be ready. If there is some sticky dough on it, leave it in for a little longer.
  8. 8. Once your bread is out of the oven, remove it from the loaf tin and let it cool on a wire rack.
  9. 9. Enjoy the carby goodness 😊
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Nutritional information:  

Calories per slice : 110

Carbs: 16.8g

Protein: 4.3g

Fat: 3g

Sodium: 168mg