Dutch Oven Honey Whole Wheat BreadRecipe posted in: Snacks, Flex Meals & Snacks, Sides, Snacks
Are you looking for an easy way to create fresh, homemade bread packed with flavor? Look no further than Dutch Oven Honey Whole Wheat Bread! With just a few ingredients and minimal prep time, this flavorful homemade bread is sure to become your family’s favorite go-to breakfast, lunch or dinner side. It’s lightly sweetened with honey and made with whole wheat flour, so it’s delicious AND healthy. Plus, enjoy the heavenly scent of baking bread wafting through your house all afternoon – what could be better?
How to Make Bread in a Dutch Oven
Forget spending time in the store comparing labels and checking ingredients; it’s time to make your own healthy honey whole wheat bread right at home with a Dutch oven. Baking bread has a certain lure, and with Dutch oven honey whole wheat bread you can take it to a new level.
This warmly scented, wholesome-tasting treat is a great way to bring nutrition and satisfaction into your kitchen. Not only does it have the perfect balance of sweetness from the honey, but it’s also super easy to make.
Despite what many believe, baking this kind of aromatic loaf isn’t as hard as it first looks. And with our detailed recipe, you’ll be able to have success every time. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get baking!
Start by whisking together bread flour (or all-purpose flour), whole wheat flour, salt, and dry active yeast in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together honey and lukewarm water. Next, gently mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. If the dough is too dry, add a tablespoon of water at a time until it softens. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and set aside at room temperature for at least eight hours so that it can rise properly.
After the dough has risen, turn it onto a lightly floured surface and shape it into a ball. Place your Dutch oven with its lid into the oven and preheat it to 450 degrees. Once preheated, carefully place the dough ball into the Dutch oven pan and top it with the lid. Turn the temperature down to 400 degrees and bake the bread for 30 minutes with the lid on before taking it off for another 20 minutes for optimal crispiness!
Once it has finished baking, remove the bread from the Dutch oven and let it cool on a wire rack before slicing. You can now enjoy the fruits of your labor – fragrant Dutch oven honey whole wheat bread. Now that’s a delicious healthy bread recipe!
This healthy Dutch oven bread recipe makes 16 servings. Each serving contains 115 calories. On a Nutrisystem weight loss plan? Log it as one SmartCarb and half of an Extra in your NuMi app journal.
Dutch Oven Honey Whole Wheat Bread should be a pantry staple for anyone that loves tasty, healthy snacks and meals. Try topping it with melted butter or your favorite nut butter and fruits for a simple yet scrumptious snack that will keep you energized throughout the day.
For breakfast, enjoy slices of Dutch oven honey wheat toast drenched in maple syrup or honey. Toast it as a refreshing side for breakfast or lunch, mix it into salads for a crunchy texture, and, of course, make sandwich creations with lots of filling to choose from.
For lunch and dinner, this Dutch oven bread is the perfect base to craft delicious, hearty sandwiches, whether it’s peanut butter and jelly or grilled cheese. You could even get creative with Italian-style paninis or warm hummus wraps. Maybe combine some tomatoes, spinach and hummus for a nutritious lunch or dinner. It also makes an excellent pairing with toppings like avocado, cucumber slices with cream cheese, egg salad and bacon. For savory flavors and added protein, try spicing up your sandwich by adding walnuts or roasted vegetables paired with melted cheese on top. You could even experiment with leftovers such as chili or curry.
All around, Dutch oven bread is a great way to switch up your healthy eating routine!
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Calories per Serving: 115
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and ½ Extra
- 2 cups bread flour (or all-purpose flour)
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. dry active yeast
- 2 cups lukewarm water
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- Whisk together flours, salt and yeast.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together honey and water.
- Slowly mix the water mixture into the flour mixture. If too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time.
- Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel. Let it sit overnight at room temperature for at least 8 hours to rise.
- After the dough has risen, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a ball.
- Place dutch oven pan with lid into the oven and preheat the oven to 450°F with the pan in the oven.
- Once preheated, carefully place the dough into the dutch oven pan and top with lid. Turn temperature down to 400°F and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove lid and bake for another 20 minutes.
- Remove bread from dutch oven and let it cool on a wire rack.