WHOLE GRAIN TOAST BREAD

Although I already shared a perfect bread recipe & had no intentions of sharing another one, I couldn’t keep this one for myself.

It’s a celebration of fall. It’s delicious. It’s nutritious. Itt goes perfectly with choconut bread spread I shared last week. And with my berry jam!

 

Honestly, I wasn’t gonna share this bread with you because it requires some time – in fact, two resting times. I thought nobody would like a recipe that’s time consuming, even though it’s really low maintance and simple.

 

But then I thought to myself – is required time even a bad thing? It’s not only about bread, it’s about the feeling of it.

Fall Sunday, you hear the wind blowing, rain, season is starting. You crave that coziness, cuddling under the blanket, a cup of tea or hot chocolate, a book. Or the whole family playing a board game.

Having that comfort, all while the smell of homemade bread is dancing around you, adding the final touch to the fall feeling. Perhaps taking you back to the childhood when your mom was baking her own bread.

 

Bread I’m about to share is all about that. The smell. The feeling. The coziness. Warm fuzzy socks. Family. Joy.

 

It just so happens that I also love being healthy, so, as always, ingredients I use are gonna help your family perform at their best. It is, after all, the most important time of he year to take care of our health – fall is usually the time when everyone starts sneezing bacteria all around us. So we wanna be prepared.

 

You’re gonna LOVE this bread because:

    • it smells like home + childhood

 

    • it’s super easy to slice

 

    • packed with nutrients

 

    • goes perfect with a cup of tea & your favorite fuzzy socks

 

  • will keep you healthy over the season of sneezing

 

The flours I used are whole grain wheat & spelt – both of them work perfectly. I prefer using whole grain spelt flour because it’s richer in proteins, iron, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, zinc, as well as unsaturated fatty acids then whole grain wheat flour (although you can use whole grain wheat flour as well, result will be delicious). It’s also great source of fiber, thiamin & niacin – which will show some love to our metabolism, energy conversion & nervous system.

 

However, the difference is not THAT big, so, feel free to use whichever you prefer.

 

Oats in the bread are gonna make sure we have enough manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, vitamin B1 & of course, fiber!

 

Healthy gut = happy life!

In fact, I’ve been reading more about that recently and I can tell you that it’s 100% true. Not only does a healthy gut mean healthy digestion, it can actually impact our brain, moods.. so taking feeding you bacteria properly can help you feel amazing & reduce anxiety. Power that food has over us never ceases to amaze me.

 

We’re also gonna add a bit of my favorite fat – olive oil! Packed with antioxidants, vitamin E & monounsaturated fatty acids, olive oil is truly a golden liquid.

 

Ingredients in our toast bread are as simple as it gets, really.

For milk, I’ve used different types of non-dairy milks, they all worked well. I’m guessing dairy milk will work well too.

 

The making process isn’t complicated – although it requires time to rest, in a nutshell, this bread doesn’t require much attention.

The kneading part you can easily do with a handmixer, although I find kneading kinda therapeutic 🙂

However, I usually just use a wooden spoon, it works well. It’s also therapeutic & gives my arms more muscle – win win.

 

Can’t wait that you try it – I’m sure you’re gonna love it & make it often!

 

WHY YOU SHOULD EAT IT:

    • Oats: Manganese, phosphorus, copper, iron, selenium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin B1, antioxidants, fiber, unsaturated fatty acids

 

    • Whole grain spelt flour: fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, zinc, iron, phosphorus

 

  • Olive oil: vitamin E, healthy fats, antioxidants

WHOLE GRAIN TOAST BREAD

Perfect bread for cozy fall weekends

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Resting time 3 hours
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 3 1/3 cups (500g) whole grain spelt/wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup (40g) rolled oats
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 -1tsp cup (50ml) olive oil best quality, cold pressed
  • 2/3 cup (150ml) lukewarm milk of choice
  • 1 cup (225ml) lukewarm water
  • 1.5 oz (42g) fresh yeast
  • 1 tbsp apple puree
  • 1 tsp whole cane sugar or coconut sugar

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats & salt.

  2. In another bowl, combine milk, water, sugar & yeast - stir until dissolved.

  3. Add olive oil & apple puree to the mix, combine & pour into a large bowl with flour.

  4. Using handmixer, or a wooden spoon or hands, knead well for a few (5-10) minutes, until well combined.

  5. Let it rest covered, at the warm place, for an hour or two (I usually don't even check the time, just come later when I remember - it works pretty well :))

  6. When the dough is at least doubled in size, knead it well again & transfer to a prepared loaf pan.

  7. Once again, let it rest for a while, an hour or so.

  8. Transfer the dough to the oven at 400°F/200°C

    Don't worry if by moving the pan your dough falls down; happens to me every single time & doesn't affect the quality of bread.

  9. Bake for ca 5-10min utes & then put the temperature at 350°F/180°C - bake for another 40min

  10. Let it cool down & enjoy!

YOUR TURN:

What’s your favorite family fall memory? How much do you enjoy fall?

Let me know!

If you know someone who’d love to have a healthy bread with their jam, share it with them – lets spread love!

 

Lots of love,

Nina

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