I always prefer eating homemade food and I truly believe homemade is healthy. Though there are days when you literally cannot prepare homemade food or you just want to spend some time outside the kitchen and enjoy your time and spend quality time with family without being worried about the meal to serve them, which is absolutely OK! I have always wanted to bake my own whole wheat bread at home. I was always been a bit skeptical when it comes to baking whole wheat flour bread at home because whole wheat bread is the difficult one to bake with the perfect texture, taste, and fluffy. But, until and unless you try you won’t get the results…Isn’ it? So, I gave it a try and the result is, a freshly baked loaf with perfect texture and taste.
This whole wheat cinnamon swirl bread makes your home smell of a bakery. <3 Having a fresh loaf of whole wheat cinnamon swirl bread that too homemade makes my morning yummy. Take a slice of this bread, spread some butter and enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.
Using a good quality yeast can really make your task easy. I have used Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise Instant yeast. If you are a beginner and try your hands on whole wheat bread, I insist you buy this instant yeast and try this bread loaf recipe at home. You can skip adding cinnamon if you want a plain whole wheat bread.
Serves 1 Bread Loaf
- 2 Cup whole wheat flour
- ½ Cup all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tsp salt
- 1 Packet Fleischmann’s rapid rise instant yeast
- 1 Cup milk (at room temperature)
- 1 Tbsp vinegar
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon + 2 Tbsp brown sugar (or more) + 1 Tsp all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp olive oil, for brushing the dough
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Step 1- Take whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, and instant yeast in a large mixing bowl. Using a fork mix them well. Add the vinegar to milk, stir and immediately pour in the flour mixture. Add olive oil, vinegar and ¼ cup of water or as required
Step 2- Bring everything to a sticky dough and dust with some flour and knead for 8-10mins. Keep kneading until you get a smooth and elastic dough. Grease the bowl and cover the dough. Let it rest for 10mins
Step 3- In a small bowl, take sugar, ground cinnamon, and all-purpose flour, Mix well and keep aside for filling
Step 4- The dough will rise a bit. Knead the dough again for 3-4mins on a dusted board or kitchen platform. Using the rolling pin roll the dough into a thick and large rectangle
Step 5- Brush olive oil and spread the cinnamon-sugar mixture all over the rolled dough. You can adjust the quantity of sugar to increase the sweetness level of the bread. Now roll the dough towards the other end and pinch the ends to seal
Step 6- Grease a baking loaf pan and place the dough and brush some oil or butter. Let the dough rest for 1hour or more in a warm place to rise until double
Step 7- Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place the bread loaf pan in the heated oven and bake for 35-40mins or until the top is golden brown. Switch off the oven and let the pan sit in the oven for another 2-3mins. Remove the bread loaf on a wire rack and let it cool down completely