I have been playing around with recipes for those of you that wanted a recipe with no kneading and no bread machine . . . . and I must say this recipe is AWESOME!! It is one of the easiest breads I have ever made. It was so light and fluffy! Oh my goodness – it was seriously good. I seriously might have to change this recipe to my new favorite go to recipe. It is also gluten free for those of you that have wanted me to post a recipe that is gluten free. So – hopefully this recipe will meet all your requests. Really – you have to give it a try! I wish that I could give everyone a slice through the computer . . . but we aren’t quite there yet with technology. You will need a mixer for this recipe. I used my Kitchen Aid mixer. I used the dough hook, & while it mixed, I stayed in the room because there is so much dough that it needed to be babysat.
If you don’t have flaxseed or oat flour, just substitute whole wheat flour. I tried that out as well, and while not quite as nutty – it was still really good!
Whole Wheat Bread Recipe, Kneading Free & Machine Free
7 cups whole wheat flour freshly ground
1/2 cup flaxseed
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 cup honey
2 T olive oil
2.5 tsp yeast
2 t salt
3 3/4 cups warm water
1. Combine water, honey and yeast in your mixer.
2. Mix these together on low speed and let it rest while you get together your other ingredients.
3. Add salt and olive oil & mix.
4. Mix your whole wheat flour, flax seed & oat flour. Add these one cup at a time. Then mix on high for 5-6 minutes. Stay in the kitchen while it is mixing because if your mixer is like mine once dough is formed, you have to stick close to the mixer since it can move around on the counter. I just do dishes while it mixes.
5. Let it rest in the bowl for about 20 minutes.
6. Then take a sharp knife and cut the cough right down the middle. The dough is rather sticky and elastic, but that is why the bread is so good!
7. Get 2 greased loaf pans and place half the dough in each. Allow the bread to rise until it starts sticking out of the loaf pans. Cover both pans with a damp cloth & place in a warm location to allow it to rise. I check mine after about an hour and take the cloth off to let it finish rising.
8. Cook at 350 for 35-40 minutes. It should sound hollow when you tap on it.
I hope that your family loves this recipe as much as mine does! If you have a favorite bread recipe, feel free to share it below. (-:
I even used this recipe last night to make our pizza crusts and just added some garlic. You can just make the dough, roll it out and bake it as a crust before topping it with pizza toppings.
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