Monday, December 24, 2012

Sweet Wheat Quick Bread

When you are continuously baking, it is hard to decide what to bake next. I had that feeling today and when I started organizing pages and pages of recipes that I have collected, I found this Sweet Wheat Bread scribbled on one such page. I do not know what the source of this recipe is, but I had to change few things to make it work the way I wanted. This is probably the quickest and easiest whole wheat bread one can make. Of course, it is not suitable for sandwiches, but definitely perfect for breakfast bread with some butter or jam or a cup of milk.
One Year Back -  Banana Cranberry Quick Bread, Savory Tomato Muffin, Chickpeas Crackers
Two Years Back - Eggless peanutbutter swirled chocolate cake
Three Years Back -  Cake decorating basics part - 3
Makes one 8 X 4 or short 9 X 5 loaf
Whole Wheat flour - 2 1/2 cups
Baking Powder - 2 tsp
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 tsp (optional)
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Egg - 1 large (flax egg works fine)
Molasses or honey or agave nectar - 1/2 cup (I used agave nectar)
Sugar - 1/4 cup (Skip it if you don't want the bread to be sweet)
Oil - 1/4 cup
Buttermilk or yogurt - 2/3 cup (I used buttermilk)
Water - 1/4 cup

Preheat the oven to 375 F. 350 F in case of dark pan. I was using a dark pan so heated it to 350 F. Grease with shortening and flour well. In a bowl, whisk together wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl whisk together egg, oil, sugar, agave nectar or honey or molasses. Add water to the buttermilk or yogurt and set aside. To the egg mixture, add flour and the buttermilk alternating starting and ending with flour mixture. Fold gently and pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn it on to the wire rack to cool completely. Slice when completely cool. I was in a hurry and sliced when still warm. It will crumble if you slice when still warm. This tastes great toasted or plain with some milk for breakfast.
Check out what my friends are baking for this bake-a-thon :  PreethiPriya, SrivalliSumana and Jayasri.    
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  1. Like the crumbly texture...must have tasted awesome for breakfast..

  2. Way to go Champa!!! love this one!!! Bookmarked!!!
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  3. Hi champa,this question is not related to this post,i just want to know as to what can we substitute for apple sauce in breads since we do not get it here in Bangalore.I have tried many breads from your blog,THANKS because your recipes never fails.

    1. You can use banana puree instead of applesauce. You can make applesauce at home. I have written a post about that. Or use thick yogurt in its place. It will work fine.

  4. You have so many breads Champa! Love them!


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