Winter season = bread season!
When we were brainstorming for our new winter recipes, we decided really fast on creating our own whole grain bread. When it came to focussing on the ingredients, we tried to concentrate on the really basic ones: Nuts, seeds and nothing more. Of course we thought about olives or dried tomatoes – but not this time. Before we get crazy with our ingredients, we want to be experts and confident with our basic whole grain bread.
In addition to that: a basic bread goes with almost everything. From the perfect breakfast bread slice up to croutons for pumpkin soup or for a carbo-loading lunch with different whole grain bread toppings.
I think my soulmate might be carbs.
Let’s go nuts!
When thinking about pimpin’ our bread with nuts, the decision was easy: Of course we decided on walnuts. Why? Because they are nutritional powerhouses and full of omega-3a and „healthy fats.“ In addition to essential omega-3 fatty acids, a serving of walnuts provides a one-two punch of protein and fiber – well known as nutrients known to increase satiety and the feeling of fullness. Also, our favorite nuts also improve brain health – the perfect tiny helper when it comes to busy, long working days with a lot of brain power needed. And you wanna know the best thing about them? According to recent studies, eating walnuts won’t lead to weight gain. They even help you reduce belly fat when they are part of a calorie-controlled eating plan. They make you full and help you loose weight. As we said: real powerhouses.
Fun fact: did you know that walnuts are the oldest tree food known to man? Even the ancient Greeks and Romans were already aware that walnuts had special healthy benefits. Crazy, right?
Bread? Bread makes everyone happy.
Homemade whole grain walnut breadPrint recipe
- 500g of whole grain flour
- 80g of walnuts
- 80g of flaxseeds
- 80g sunflour seeds
- 2 tablespoons of vinegar
- 1 tablespoons of salt
- 1 tablespoon of oil
- 500 mls tab water (warm)
- 1 package of yeast
First things first: In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
Add the salt, oil and 3 cups flour – beat until smooth.
Stir in enough remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface – knead until smooth and elastic.
Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide dough in half.
Shape each into a loaf.
Cover and let rise until doubled, 30-45 minutes.
Bake at 180° for 60 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from pans to cool.
Enjoy with fresh butter and different tasty toppings.