Saturday, August 16, 2008

Whole Wheat Bread in the Works

I am trying to make a lighter whole wheat bread that the kids can take on their lunches (and one that is easy to make). Here is the thing with little kids: whole grains can fill their stomachs before they get adequate nutrition. In other words, dense breads can fill them up before they can eat the rest of their lunch. I want them to have a whole grain bread, but one with a lighter texture. This was a pretty good loaf, but not perfect. Stay posted.

7 comments:

Teresa said...

Please let us know when you've hit your mark. For a long time now, I've stopped trying, but I want the same thing, whole grain/light texture, no bricks. I even have a bread machine to do the kneading.

mustardseed said...

Hey vegandad! My WW bread has been really dense instead of nice and fluffy like commercial WW breads...I wonder why.

For me I have no problems eating lotsa WW so I wanted to make a bread with 100% WW goodness but yet with a good texture. It is a challenge...

Anonymous said...

I find whole wheat breads that contain lonely whole wheat to be too dense, and find the flavor overwhelming. I like to mix half traditional whole wheat flour, with King Arthur’s White Whole Wheat Flour to get a lighter loaf.

Vivacious Vegan said...

I've always had a lot of success with this recipe. Very light and fluffy.

http://vivaciousvegan.blogspot.com/2006/11/my-favorite-whole-wheat-bread.html

Kim and Dean said...

I use a ww oatmeal bread for this exact reason. Turns out great everytime and the kids love it! Maybe worth a try.

Carolyn E. Blakeney said...

I use white whole wheat flour (King Arthur) and find the texture is just fine. If you start out doing half and half (white whole wheat/white bread flour) and work them up to 100% whole wheat, it might work. Frankly, I got off the has-to-be-100%-whole-wheat-all-the-time wagon figuring, I'm eating other stuff too, why am I asking wheat flour to do all the work? The fiber and nutrition in my diet should be coming from more than one source.

veg.in.the.fog said...

Just wait until they're teens. You won't be able to bake them enough whole wheat to fill them up. ;D