Experience the wholesome goodness of homemade bread with this Vegan Whole Wheat Bread recipe. Made with simple plant-based ingredients, this bread is not only delicious but also a healthier alternative to store-bought bread. Enjoy the comforting aroma and hearty texture of freshly baked whole wheat bread, knowing that it’s free from animal products. With this easy-to-follow recipe, you can savor the satisfaction of baking your own vegan bread. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating this nutritious and flavorful loaf.
Servings: This recipe makes approximately 1 loaf (12 slices).
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a small bowl, combine the lukewarm water and maple syrup or agave nectar. Sprinkle the active dry yeast over the water and let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour and salt. Create a well in the center of the flour mixture.
- Pour the frothy yeast mixture and olive oil into the well of the flour mixture.
- Gradually incorporate the flour into the wet ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon or a dough hook attachment of a stand mixer.
- Once the dough comes together, transfer it to a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. If using a stand mixer, knead the dough on low speed for the same amount of time.
- Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a lightly greased bowl. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free area for about 1-2 hours, or until it doubles in size.
- Once the dough has risen, gently punch it down to release the air. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and shape it into a loaf shape.
- Place the shaped dough in a greased loaf pan, cover it with the kitchen towel or plastic wrap, and let it rise for another 30-45 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Bake the bread in the preheated oven for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until it turns golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
- Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the loaf pan for a few minutes. Then transfer the bread to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.
Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.5g | Protein: 4.5g | Fat: 0.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 74mg | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 0.8g