Whole Wheat Bread and Treats {Recipe}

I have been on the hunt for the perfect bread recipe that I can actually get to turn out.
Let's be honest... that is tough.

I have researched and tried my hand at many recipes.
Most have turned out dense and literally feel like a brick.
I have thrown a lot of dough away... sigh.

I have finally succeeded at making the prefect bread from scratch with freshly milled flour made by my WonderMill Grain Mill- Yum!

It might not look like much in that pic- but, trust... it is heavenly!

And, so are the cinnamon rolls that I made with the dough as well (recipe makes 2 loaves, or a loaf and then dough for cinnamon rolls).
Here is the recipe taken from DreaWood:

1 1/2 cup hot water
1/3 cup oil (I use coconut oil, but canola would work fine)
1/3 cup honey
2 tsp. salt (I use sea salt)
1 egg (optional)
2 Tbs. Lecithin
1 tsp. gluten (optional)
4 – 4 1/2 cup freshly milled flour
1 tbs. Yeast

*Combine the water, oil, honey, salt and egg into a large bowl. Once stirred mix in the lecithin, gluten and half the flour. Mix well. 
*Add yeast in next and enough flour to make a soft dough. 
*Knead dough until it forms a nice firm ball.  I had to knead for 5 minutes, by hand (cover hands with flour).
*Once dough is formed into a ball, place into a sprayed bowl – and let it rise until doubled.

Drea's Tip: If you pre-heat your oven to 170F (or the lowest temp possible) – and allow for it to heat your oven a bit, it will help with the rising process. Just be sure to CUT THE OVEN OFF, while the dough is in the oven rising… you don’t want it getting to hot.
Once the dough doubles (this took me about an hour, or so) – take out of bowl, knead down again on floured surface… split the ball into two pieces… placing one piece back into the bowl.
Loaf Bread:
I put one ball (shaped like a loaf) in a greased loaf pan and let it rise again for another 45- 60 minutes in the warm oven.
Once it rose a little more I set the oven for 350 and baked for around 25-30 minutes.  Enjoy!

Cinnamon Rolls:
I rolled the other half of the dough out into a oval shape.  Cover in melted butter, sugar, brown sugar, and  cinnamon.  Roll into a jellyroll and slice.  Place in a greased 9 x 13 pan.  Let rise until doubled and bake for 30 minutes in 350 oven.  Enjoy!

Wow!  That was a long post!



  1. Those sweet rolls are making me hungry

  2. Yummy=))
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  3. i love homemade bread, when it is in the oven baking ah the smell is so wonderful! and i love cinnamon rolls too :-)

  4. YUM! We love homemade bread around here =]