- 1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
- 1 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon dark molasses
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 2 tablespoons cornmeal
- 1 1/4 cups bread flour, divided
- 1/3 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup dried blueberries
- Cooking spray
Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes.
Lightly spoon whole wheat flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add whole wheat flour, honey, oil, molasses, and salt to yeast mixture, stirring well to combine. Cover and let stand at room temperature 1 hour to create a sponge.
Add wheat germ and cornmeal to sponge. Lightly spoon bread flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add 1 cup flour to sponge; stir until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes); add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel tacky). Knead in sunflower seeds and blueberries.
Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size. (Gently press 2 fingers into dough. If indentation remains, dough has risen enough.)
Punch dough down. Cover and let rest 5 minutes. Roll into a 14 x 7-inch rectangle on a floured surface. Roll up tightly, starting with a short edge, pressing firmly to eliminate air pockets; pinch seam and ends to seal. Place roll, seam side down, in an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Coat dough with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 375°.
Uncover dough; bake at 375° for 45 minutes or until loaf is browned on bottom and sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pan; cool on a wire rack.
- Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
|Calories per serving:||157|
|Caloriesfromfat per serving:||22%|
|Fat per serving:||3.8g|
|Saturated fat per serving:||0.5g|
|Monounsaturated fat per serving:||0.7g|
|Polyunsaturated fat per serving:||2.2g|
|Protein per serving:||4.7g|
|Carbohydrate per serving:||27.9g|
|Fiber per serving:||2.9g|
|Cholesterol per serving:||0.0mg|
|Iron per serving:||1.8mg|
|Sodium per serving:||149mg|
|Calcium per serving:||23mg|