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Lazy Person's Guide to Homemade Bread (Part 3) -- Vegan Whole Wheat Bread

Great Lakes Select Honey, 32-Ounce Plastic Flat (Pack of 3)
I personally love love love my whole wheat honey bread that I make in my bread maker (find the recipe in this post).  Because of that no-honey-before-one-year-old business, I tried making my bread with sugar instead of honey so I could give it to the baby, but it was so sad in comparison to my usual bread that I couldn't make the switch.  My sister, however, is vegan and makes a delicious loaf of whole wheat bread with NO HONEY!  Here is her amazingly nutritious and delicious recipe (warning: this bread is very filling).


Natalie’s Vegan Whole Wheat Bread

Add ingredients into bread machine in the following order:
2 1/8 cups water (room temp)
1 tablespoon yeast
2 tablespoons white sugar
3-4 tablespoons vital wheat gluten *
      (* if needed – depends on protein content of wheat)
2+ teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce or oil
1/2 cup flaxseed (ground)
3 cups high protein whole wheat (ground)
Makes a very large loaf, too large for many bread machines. Natalie uses a Breadman Bread Machine.

NOTE: If a very high protein wheat is not available, more wheat gluten will need to be added to the wheat flour. Natalie buys a 17% protein whole wheat at the Bosch kitchen center. Find more suggestions for buying wheat berries in this post.