No-Knead Whole Wheat Seed Bread Recipe

No-Knead 100% Whole Wheat Seed Bread

I have really struggled to come up with a 100% whole wheat no-knead bread recipe that I can feel satisfied with, and from searching the web I am not the only one. A friend of a friend of mine made up a seeded 100% whole wheat no-knead bread that I actually liked, she called it her "No-Knead version of Dave’s Killer Seed Bread". I took her recipe and made a 100% whole wheat no-knead bread that I like, the seeds help the final product greatly. The bread does come out somewhat dense but there is no way to avoid that with whole wheat used in a no-knead method, if anyone has found a recipe of 100% whole wheat no-knead bread that has a light crumb please post it in the comments.

No-Knead 100% Whole Wheat Seed Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (fresh ground is best)
    wondermill grain mill
    WonderMill Grain Mill
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup mixed seeds and/or small grains
    (like: pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax, chia seeds, amaranth, millet, and cracked grains; Just pick 2 or 4 or all of them)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups water

Instructions:

  1. Combine all the dry ingredients (wheat flour, sunflower seeds, mixed seeds and/or small grains, yeast, salt) in the large bowl (3 quart or larger) and stir with a mixing spoon for about 30 seconds or more.
  2. Combine water and honey in a separate bowl and stir till honey is dissolved into the water.
  3. Add water honey mix to the dry ingredients bowl and stir for about 3 minutes, make sure all flour is incorporated into the dough (it won’t look that good but that doesn’t matter).
  4. Cover the top of the bowl loosely with plastic wrap.
  5. Let sit on counter top for about 12 to 18 hours (I usually do this for about 13 hours), the dough will have small bubble holes on the top.
  6. Generously sprinkle flour the top of your clean counter top or a cutting board (I do use white flour for this part because it works better but you can use whole wheat if you want).
  7. Slowly pour the dough from the bowl on to the floured surface, using the silicone spatula to help it peal off the sides of the bowl.
  8. Sprinkle a little flour on top of the dough and rub your hands together with flour.
  9. With you hands, gently stretch the dough out to a rectangle shape.
  10. No-Knead 100% Whole Wheat Seed dough in bread panFold the left side half way over and then fold the right side over it.
  11. Place the dough into a lightly greased bread pan (seem side down).
  12. Let dough rise till it is a bit above the top of the bread pan (almost double in size or 1.5 to 2 hours).
  13. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  14. Place bread in the oven for 40 minutes to 45 minutes.
  15. Remove from oven and let it cool on a cooling rack or your counter top.

No-Knead 100% Whole Wheat Seed Bread Sliced

This 100% whole wheat seed bread is so very filling and a big change from the regular bread we eat so often.

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