Ok my friends, I know this headline probably has you saying what the what? You probably think I’m a little nuts. But no, this is real! This is not a dream! I have made this No Knead Homemade Bread and it came out delicious! I keep hearing the question is homemade bread healthier than store-bought? Well, this is one way you can have it all! You can literally make this bread while you are making dinner.
No Knead Homemade Bread Recipe
This bread is very dense with fiber but the great thing is you can use different types of flour. I used white-wheat flour but I think next time I will try bread flour and see if it comes out lighter. Also, since we recently moved and even though I have been trying to follow my own decluttering tips, I still can’t find all the bread pans. So I had to use the 8″ x 4″ loaf pan and the bread was packed in. You probably want to use a larger size loaf pan like this one I found.
**Updated 3/8/17: I made this bread seen in photos using bread flour and a 9″x5″ non-stick bread pan and it made SO much difference in the bread!**
When I decided to make this bread, I was trying to make the moroccan dish Matbucha, which is tomatoes and bell peppers simmered together. My mother-in-law makes this frequently as a side dish and we eat it with homemade bread. It’s such a deliciously healthy dish and only takes minutes to make.
Easy and Simple No Knead Homemade Bread
You literally just put ALL of the ingredients in the bowl together! I know, usually when you make yeast breads you have to be careful about mixing the yeast, but not in this recipe. If you have a KitchenAid Mixer, even a small one like this, you can throw everything in and mix it up. Otherwise, you can use a spoon and mix just until dough is too stiff to stir anymore.
After the dough is mixed, literally 2 minutes later, add it to the greased pan. I like to use coconut oil. It’s easy to grease the pan when it’s in its hardened form.
Once it’s in the pan, you just cover it and let it sit for 60-90 minutes. It will rise some but not over the pan.
Then bake for 40ish minutes. It comes out like heaven.
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons instant yeast
- 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 3 cups White Whole Wheat Flour
- Heavily grease loaf pan.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Beat the mixture vigorously for about 3 minutes; an electric mixer set on high speed works well here. You should have a very sticky dough.
- Scoop it into the prepared pan.
- Cover the pan with lightly greased plastic wrap, and let it rise for 60 to 90 minutes; it should just about rise to the rim of the pan.
- While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Uncover the bread, and bake it for about 40 to 45 minutes, tenting it with aluminum foil after 20 minutes.
- The bread is done when it's golden brown on top, and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers between 190°F and 195°F.
- Remove it from the oven, and after 5 minutes turn it out onto a rack.
- Brush with melted butter, if desired; this will keep the crust soft.
- Cool the bread completely before cutting it.