There is a bread making class this Saturday at The Good Cooking Store. The instructor is a home baker who is amazing at producing wonderful baked goods from scratch. Whenever she teaches a class, we feel empowered to make goodies like pie crusts, cinnamon rolls, bread. You name it and she can teach you how to make it!
Thinking about bread made us remember this recipe that can be made in your slow cooker. It comes out as a thick and hearty bread, perfect for dipping in a soup or simply sliced with some homemade jam.
So, don’t be intimated by homemade bread making. Try out this recipe below!
Healthy Whole Wheat Bread
Fix-It and Forget-It Diabetic Cookbook, page 250
Makes 16 servings
Ideal slow cooker size: 5-6-quart
2 cups warm reconstituted fat-free powdered milk (⅔ cup powder to 1 ⅓ cups water)
2 Tbsp. canola oil
¼ cup honey, or brown sugar
¾ tsp. salt
1 pkg. active dry yeast
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
1 ¼ cups white flour
1. Mix together milk, oil, honey or brown sugar, salt, yeast, and half the flour in electric mixer bowl. Beat with mixer for 2 minutes. Add remaining flour. Mix well.
2. Place dough in well-greased bread or cake pan that will fit into your cooker. Cover with greased tin foil. Let stand for 5 minutes. Place in slow cooker.
3. Cover cooker and bake on High 2 ½ – 3 hours. Remove pan and uncover. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serve warm.
Basic Nutritional Values: Calories: 142 (Calories from Fat 20), Total Fat 2 gm (Saturated Fat 0.1 gm, Polyunsat Fat 0.7 gm, Monounsat Fat 1.1 gm, Cholesterol 1 mg), Sodium 126 mg, Total Carbohydrate 27 gm, Dietary Fiber 3 gm, Sugars, 6 gm, Protein 5 gm