Great Harvest Honey Whole Wheat Bread Copycat
1 1/2 Tb. instant yeast
2 c. warm water
1/3 c. honey
3 - 4 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 - 1/2 c. any add-ins (oats, sunflower seeds,
ground flax seeds, etc.)
Combine yeast, water and honey; let sit for 5 minutes or until frothy and bubbly. Add salt, add-ins and 1 1/2 cups of flour. Add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until you get a soft dough. The dough should barely pull away from the sides of the bowl and it will still be a little sticky. Knead for 4 minutes on low, cover and let rise until doubled. Punch down and shape into a large loaf (spray hands with cooking spray). Put in a greased loaf pan and let rise again until doubled. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
*If you use freshly ground wheat flour, you might need to add more like 5- 5 1/2 cups of flour.
Jenn's Notes: This bread is delicious. I think it tastes best when made in my mixer, but I have also tried it in the bread machine and it will work, but it will be a little more chewy. I usually add 1/2 cup oats and sometimes I will add a few tablespoons of sunflower seeds. This makes one large loaf.