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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Honey Whole Wheat Bread For School Lunches

This healthy bread is amazing for sandwiches



  My kids are attending a new school this year and this school does not have free breakfast and lunch. So that means that the boys are now eating breakfast at home and packing their lunches. While I am happy that they are now eating more nutritious foods, I am not happy with my grocery bill going up. One of the items that I have been buying way more of is sandwich bread and I am not liking the price of whole wheat bread. My boys love peanut butter sandwiches and are eating them for breakfast and lunch so that means I am buying three loaves a bread a week. I have tried to give them ideas on packing other things in their lunches or eating oatmeal for breakfast but they just want PB & J sandwiches. I am not going to complain as they are packing their own lunches and making their own breakfast. One less job for me is always a good thing. It is also teaching them how to be more independent. I know that they will eat their lunch at school as they packed the items they like to eat. They just have to follow my guidelines when packing their lunch. That means they need to pack fruit, milk, a protein source, and a whole grain. I also let them pack a healthy granola bar, protein bar, or chickpea chips in their lunch box for an afternoon snack.




 I am loving these one latch locking system food containers for my boy's lunches as they are BPA free. They also are freezer, fridge, microwave and dishwasher safe. Thes containers are great for packing their sandwich and fruit.



 I love using honey in my whole wheat bread as it gives the bread a nice sweet flavor. My preferred brand of honey is one that is made from local honey hives. Not only does this honey have a nice flavor but it helps with our allergies as the bees are eating from local plants. This honey is also a favorite in my Cold & Flu Honey Lemon Ginger Tea so I make sure that I have plenty in the pantry for winter.



Love using my bread machine

 I love using my bread machine when making bread as it does all the mixing, kneading, and rising for me. I rarely, if never use the bread machine for baking the bread as my family does not like those weird looking loaves of bread. I also find that the bread machine dries the bread out when I use it for baking. So I always take the dough out of the machine and bake it in the oven in my bread pans. The bread machine is also great for pizza as it makes an awesome pizza dough.




HONEY WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
INGREDIENTS   MAKES ONE LOAF
  • 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast

Instructions

1. To make the bread in a bread machine: put all the ingredients bread pan in the order listed. Program the bread machine for dough and press start, as you only want the machine to do the mixing and rising. The bread will be baked in the oven. Skip to step # 4 when the bread is done rising.

2. To make bread by hand: Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer. 

3. Knead the dough until it's smooth and just slightly tacky, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean towel or plastic wrap, and let it rise until doubled in volume in a warm spot, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

4. Once your bread is done rising, gently deflate the dough and shape it to fit a greased 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan. Let it rise, covered, until doubled, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

5. Bake the bread in a preheated 375°F oven for 35 minutes, or until a digital thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf reads 190°F. Remove the bread from the oven, remove it from the pan, and cool it on a rack.

Make sure to check out my recipe for

  Everything Spice Protein Bread  

https://www.momknowsbest.net/2018/11/everything-spice-protein-bread.html


                   

EVERYTHING SPICE PROTEIN BREAD


I love all the protein, seeds, and spices in this wheat bread.



  I am not usually a bread person but when I do enjoy bread, it has to be homemade and loaded with seeds. Once in a while, I will buy bread at the store if I am craving bread but the kind that I like is very expensive, like $6.00 a loaf. This bread that I enjoy from the store is good because it has protein in it. I like the extra protein in my bread as I don't eat meat and I am trying to strengthen my muscles. So since I do not want to pay $6.00 for a loaf of bread, I decided to make it at home. I have made bread plenty of times but this is the first time that I am experimenting with adding protein powder to my bread. I have used protein powder in many other recipes like chocolate pancakes but never in a bread recipe that uses yeast. So I am not sure how the protein powder will affect the rising of the bread.


 I made the boys Honey Whole Wheat Bread last week so I decided to make a loaf of bread that I would enjoy. When I make bread, I love adding lots of flavor and seeds to it. So I decided to see how an Everything But The Bagel Spice blend would taste. I love this spice blend on bagels and eggs. It is also great on avocados. It really is an amazing spice blend. I like that all my favorite spices are all in an easy to use shaker container.


  This bread is amazing and has great taste. The protein powder gave the bread an amazing shape and texture. I made this bread along with a honey wheat bread on the same day and followed the same recipe, except for adding the protein powder and everything spice. This one rose so much more. The salt and garlic in the bread also give great texture too. I love eating this high protein bread with over easy eggs and a sliced avocado. I just place the eggs and avocado on top of a slice of bread and it is so delicious. I sometimes sprinkle more Everything Spice on top of the eggs! This bread also makes amazing sandwiches too.






Everything spice protein BREAD
INGREDIENTS   MAKES ONE LOAF
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour 
  • 2 scoops plain protein powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 4 tablespoons Everything Spice Blend
  • 1 egg yolk


Instructions

1. To make the bread in a bread machine: put all the ingredients bread pan in the order listed, except the egg yolk. Program the bread machine for dough and press start, as you only want the machine to do the mixing and rising. The bread will be baked in the oven. Skip to step # 4 when the bread is done rising.

2. To make bread by hand: Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer, except the egg yolk. If your dough is too dry add more water 1 tablespoon at a time.

3. Knead the dough until it's smooth and just slightly tacky, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean towel or plastic wrap, and let it rise until doubled in volume in a warm spot, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

4. Once your bread is done rising, gently deflate the dough and shape it to fit a greased 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan. Let it rise, covered, until doubled, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Beat the egg yolk and brush on top of the bread dough. Sprinkle additional Everything Spice blend on top before baking.

5. Bake the bread in a preheated 375°F oven for 35 minutes, or until a digital thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf reads 190°F. Remove the bread from the oven, remove it from the pan, and cool it on a rack.

Check out my recipe for Honey Whole Wheat Bread 
https://www.momknowsbest.net/2018/11/honey-whole-wheat-bread-for-school.html



Friday, November 9, 2018

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

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