Honey Bran Bread Recipe # 548

Yield: 2 loaves
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Proof Time: 45 minutes
Bake Time: 30 to 40 minutes

This recipe has earned the goodfibes™ seal indicating it is a good source of fiber. With a carbohydrate/fiber ratio of 6 to 1, this recipe is also designated goodfibes+.

1-3/4 cups water
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup honey
7 tablespoons butter OR margarine
2 cups wheat bran
3 cups whole wheat flour
2 envelopes Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup quick oats (not instant)
2 large eggs
1-1/2 to 2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter, melted

Heat water, milk, honey and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F). Pour over wheat bran in a medium bowl. Let stand 5 minutes.

Combine 2 cups whole wheat flour, undissolved yeast, wheat gluten and salt in a large mixer bowl. Add bran mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add oats, eggs, remaining 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining all-purpose flour to make a soft dough. Knead several times on lightly floured surface just until dough can be gathered into a smooth ball. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Divide dough in half. Shape each half into an 8-inch loaf and place in 2 greased 8-1/2 x 4-1/2–inch loaf pans. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until almost doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

Bake in preheated 375oF oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until done. Remove from pans; brush with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Cool on wire rack.

Nutritional Information:

Per Serving:
Serving size: 1 slice; (about 1/29 of recipe)
Serving weight: 2 ounces (56 grams)
Calories 150; Total fat 4.5 g; Saturated fat 2.5 g;
Cholesterol 20 mg; Sodium 200 mg; Carbohydrates 24 g;
Dietary fiber 4 g (2 g/oz); Sugars 4 g; Protein 5 g





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