Saturday, April 10, 2010

Whole Wheat Flaxseed Bread

Flaxseed is an amazing food.  It does many good things for your body as it is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which, as we hear time and time again, are great for lowering cholesterol and blodd pressure and may reduce the risk of cancer. 

A new attribute of flaxseed which I just discovered:


Whole wheat is very filling and is considered to an appetite suppressant by some, but combined with flaxseed in this recipe.... I must say I believe flaxseed does help!  I have been eating one slice of this bread for breakfast with some water and it really curbs the cravings for carb and sugar chocked mid-morning snacks!

Whole Wheat Flaxseed Bread:

2 ts yeast  (1 Tbsp yeast is using red wheat flour)
1 3/4 cups warm water
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp canola oil
3/4 ts salt
1 cup flaxseed meal
3 3/4 cups whole white wheat flour (or 2 1/2 cups red wheat flour and 1 cup white flour)

Proof the yeast in the warm water with the salt, honey and oil for 5 minutes.  Add the flaxseed meal.  Add the flour 1 cup at a time slowly kneading.  Add enough flour to make a soft dough that is only slightly sticky.  If kneading by hand, spray hands with cooking spray to be able to knead the dough and not have it stick to your hands.  Knead for 10 minutes.  Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until doubled.  Punch down and form into loaf.  Let rise in greased bread loaf pan until about 2 inches over the top of the pan.  Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown! 

Enjoy this soft and incredibly moist bread that is incredibly good for you too! 

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