I tried a recipe for Grape-nuts® yeast bread…it failed; heavy, soggy, not worth eating! So here is my own recipe…just what I wanted; a nice sandwich loaf with Grape-nuts® for crunch and a little added flavor. This is delicious for sandwiches, like chicken salad, and perfect for toast. I confess I used store-brand cereal; we like it just fine, and I keep it on hand for granola and our favorite Grape-nuts® quick bread recipe.
I modified a white bread recipe I have used to eliminate 4 tablespoons! of the 6 tablespoons butter originally called for and used whole eggs instead of egg yolks. The less rich dough is perfect with the crunchy cereal mixed in. I made mine in 4” x 10” pans for smaller slices that we like.
Sue’s Grape-nuts® Bread
½ Cup Water
1 ½ Cups Whole Milk
2 Tablespoons Butter -- softened
6 Cups Bread Flour -- 1# 11 ounces
4 Teaspoons Instant Yeast
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 ½ Tablespoons Honey
2 Large Eggs
¾ Cup Grape-nuts® -- 3 oz
Heat water and milk to 120° (add butter to this if it is not softened).
Place flour except 1 cup in mixer bowl. Add yeast, sugar, salt, softened butter, honey and eggs and Grape-nuts®. Add liquids and beat 2 minutes. Add remaining flour until dough doesn't stick to bowl. Knead on speed 2 for 6 minutes.
Let rest in a warm place, well covered, 10 minutes. Shape into 2 loaves, (1# 10 1/4 ounces), place in greased 9 x 5" loaf pans or 4" x 10" loaf pans.
Let rise, covered, in a warm place, until 1" above pan (or doubled) - 30-35 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350° while loaves are rising. When the dough is ready, bake the loaves for 30-35 minutes, until they are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped (200° on an instant read thermometer). Turn them out of the pans and cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.
2017 Cost: $2.18 or $1.09 per 1 1/2# loaf
Yield: "2 Loaves"
Per: 125 Calories; 2g Fat (13.7% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 17mg Cholesterol; 236mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.