Enjoy a slice of healthy home baked bread with this Simple Multi-Grain Bread Recipe. Have a batch rising on the counter in just 15 minutes!
- 2 cups (450ml) cool/lukewarm water
- 4 tsp instant yeast
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup (60ml) canola oil
- 1/2 cup (55g) old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup (70g) spelt flour
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup (125g) whole wheat flour
- 3 1/2 cup (460g) all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- Use a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for a quick and easy process.
- Pour the water into your mixer bowl. Add yeast, honey and oil.
- Next add the oats, spelt flour and salt and mix.
- Add the rest of the flour and mix starting on low (to prevent flour flying!) and moving up to medium/high.
- Once the dough comes together and is no longer sticking to the sides of the bowl either take it out to knead by hand or switch to the dough hook and continue mixing on medium/high for another 6-8 minutes.
- Toss a small handful of flour onto the counter and start kneading. Once the flour is incorporated pour a little puddle of oil on the counter and continue kneading in that. This way you don’t weigh your dough down with too much flour. You can use more oil if you feel you need it, but once the gluten starts developing it should stop sticking to the counter.
- Knead for 5-10 minutes and put it into a lightly oiled bowl covered with a clean towel to rise.
Rise & Shape:
- Let your dough rise at room temp for 1-2 hours. It should double in size.
- After your dough has risen, dump it back onto the counter and bring it together into an oval shape.
- Cut the dough into two equal pieces, shape them into an elongated oval and place them into oiled loaf pans.
- Preheat the oven to 350F (175C) for 20-30 minutes until the top of the loaves has risen to be about even with the top of the pan.
- Brush gently with the melted butter and sprinkle with old-fashioned oats if desired.
- Pop your loaves into the oven and bake for 40 mins.
- Carefully turn them out onto a wire rack. I lay mine on their sides for the first 5 minutes and then stand them up, that way the steam between the counter and the rack doesn’t make the bottoms damp.
- Your bread should be a medium golden brown and sound hollow when you tap the bottom.
If you can’t get spelt flour you can substitute white whole wheat, whole wheat or plain white. This may change the dough a little but bread can stand up to a little substitution!
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