A great way to intentionally eat better and SAVE MONEY during our Pantry Challenge is to make your own bread. I’ve been making homemade bread for about a month now. I started with King Arthur’s 100% Whole Wheat recipe. A couple weeks later I was blessed with a bread machine. After recipe referrals from friends (and lots of trial and error) I finally found the perfect sandwich loaf. I just dump the ingredients into the machine and a few hours later my house smells amazing and we’re enjoying a healthy yummy loaf!
Honey Oatmeal Bread $1.27 per loaf (or $1.11 without the flax seed)
1 cup warm water
1 T vegetable oil (or apple sauce or butter)
1/4 cup honey (or brown sugar)
1 t salt
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup White Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1/3 cup flax seed (or White Whole Wheat Flour)
1 t active dry yeast
1. Place ingredients in bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer. For me, this is dry ingredients followed by wet ingredients.
2. Select Setting and Press Start. I choose the “sandwich bread” and find it to be the perfect size and consistency for slicing. If you don’t have that setting I suggest light crust or basic.
To use a KitchenAid Mixer follow these directions:
- Mix dry ingredients with flat beater. Add wet ingredients and stir until combine.
- Change to dough hook and mix on speed 2 for 4-5 minutes.
- Cover loosely with plastic wrap in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size (about 1 hour).
- Punch several times to work out air bubbles. Shape into loaf and drop into greased pan.
- Cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and let rise until above pan (about 1 hour).
- Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes. To brown bottom and sides remove from pan and place on baking sheet for the last 5 minutes.
Adapted from AllRecipes.com.