After being plant based/vegan for the past couple years I finally found on my favorite bread recipe. There are loads and loads of bread machine recipes out there, but this one is the one that fits my pantry (and belly) the best. It only has items that are always stocked in the cupboards and it is simple. This is perfect.
In my first round of bread machine recipe exploration, I found a lot of recipes that had milk powder as an ingredient. When the recipes didn’t call for milk powder, you can be sure they called for some other animal by product to keep them fluffy. Until Now! The recipe I have adapted is from Brigette Shevy over on the Money Saving Mom. I have made a couple of changed for my own personal preferences and depending on what I have on hand!
My main adaption my 50/50 whole wheat /all purpose flour.
I have a horizontal load bread maker and I use it ti mix up the dough, but then I throw the actual loaves into pans when I bake them.
I have an old Zojirushi bread maker and I use the quick dough setting, which only takes 45 minutes. In addition using this cycle allows you to add a bread additive of your choice towards the end of the mixing cycle. I have used 1 cup of oats at this time and it added another dimension of texture to the bread. Yum.
After rising and baking I am always happy with the result. Look at those golden lumps of goodness. Makes me drool writing about them!
Easy Plant Based Whole Wheat Bread Recipe
- 2c +2Tbsp Hot water
- 2Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 2Tbsp Grape seed oil (or other oil)
- 4Tbsp Honey (or Maple Syrup if vegan)
- 2tsp Salt
- 3c Organic White All Purpose Flour
- 3c Organic Whole Wheat Flour
- 2Tbsp Active Dry Yeast
- Add wet ingredients and salt to horizontal bread maker (this recipe makes 2 loaves, ensure this will mix properly in your machine)
- Add flours to form a barrier between the yeast and water.
- Create a divot in the flour and add the yeast to this divot.
- Set your machine to the "easy dough" mode and start the cycle
- When finished, grease 2 loaf pans with spray coconut oil and divide your dough in half
- gently roll dough into loaves and place in pans
- let loaves rise for 35-40 minutes in a warm (not hot) place
- Then bake for 35 m at 350*F
- EAT UP!
This is a very forgiving recipe so feel free to play around with it! I have used all coconut oil on multiple occasions, and that makes it super light an fluffy. Also I have used different ratios of whole wheat to white flour, all are delicious.