An easy favorite sandwich bread, tender and tangy from the buttermilk with a touch of sweetness from the maple syrup.
This is the perfect whole wheat sandwich bread, it is light and airy with the addition of some white flour to balance the whole wheat.
This is the bread for people who say they don't like whole wheat bread. This is also the bread for people who say they love whole wheat bread. Everyone loves this bread.
Half whole wheat and half bread flour keep this from being a dense heavy loaf, instead it is light and tender and it makes the best sandwiches!
The best part is the bread machine does all the work! You just put the ingredients in and turn it on. In about 3 hours, you'll have the perfect loaf of bread!
This would make an amazing sandwich to serve with some soups!
Yeast - I use active dry yeast. Since I make a lot of bread, I buy it by the pound, Red Star Active Dry Yeast. You can also use SAF Instant Yeast. If you're not going to be making a lot of bread, this jar of Fleischmann's Instant Yeast at most grocery stores. use them interchangeably and haven't found a difference. Here is an interesting article that also finds no difference between the yeasts - What's the difference in bread machine yeasts?
Salt - I use kosher salt.
Maple syrup - use real maple syrup, not something marked pancake syrup.
Oil - you can use canola oil, I usually use avocado or extra virgin olive oil because I have them on hand.
Gluten - this will create a lighter loaf. Sometimes I have it on hand and sometimes I don't. The bread will work fine without it.
Buttermilk - I usually use low fat, but have used full fat too.
Whole wheat flour and bread flour - I use King Arthur which can be found at most grocery stores. I store my whole wheat in the freezer and use it straight from the freezer into the bread machine. My bread machine has a preheat phase, if your's doesn't, you probably want to bring the flour to room temperature before using.
Step by step instructions.
You will need to follow the instructions for your bread machine. My machine instructions require the wet ingredients first, then the dry.
Place the buttermilk, oil and maple syrup in the pan.
Add the bread flour and the white flour in the pan. Add the gluten if using.
Make small indentations in the flour and add the yeast and the salt in their own space.
Place the pan in the bread machine and set for either the basic or the whole wheat setting.
When the machine beeps, signaling the bread is done, lift the lid and removed the bread pan.
Turn the pan over and shake out the bread. Let cool, slice and enjoy!
This bread is the bread that made me fall in love with my bread machine all over again. It is everything I want in a sandwich bread.
My husband likes whole wheat bread and I like white bread. It's been hard to find an organic whole wheat that was light enough that I liked it. This bread is perfect. I can find organic whole wheat and organic bread flour at the grocery store pretty easily now.
It comes out so light with the perfect crumb. We love it for sandwiches, toast or French toast!
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Bread Machine Buttermilk Whole Wheat Bread
- Place the kneading paddles in the bread pan.
- Pour in the buttermilk, oil and maple syrup in the bred pan.
- Add the two types of flour and gluten. Make small indentations for the salt, yeast and gluten.
- Set the crust on medium and program for either your regular bread cycle or the whole wheat cycle.
- When the bread machine ends, remove the pan from the machine and remove the bread. Let cool before slicing.