Hearty Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Bread
Prep time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
- Prep time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Cook time: 30 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour 40 minutes
- Serves: 8-10
This bread will knock your socks off if you enjoy hearty whole wheat bread. I finally found a way to use Einkorn whole wheat flour without diluting any goodness with plain white flour. For this recipe I added psyllium husk to help the low gluten content of Einkorn flour and it worked! A bit of the "pumpkin season" took hold and on a whim I added Blume, a new product I found at a local market. It contains powdered pumpkin and loads of healthy anti-inflammatory spices. I highly suggest trying it. You can even add it to milk for a cozy pumpkin spice drink. There is so much goodness in this bread not to mention about 6.3 grams of fiber per slice!
It is also super fast for a yeast bread- just 2 thirty minutes rises and your done. Perfect for first time bread makers.
Hearty pumpkin bread
- 1 1/2 c warm water
- 3 T honey
- 1 3/4 t rapid rise yeast
- 4 1/2 c (or 456 g if you can weigh) einkorn whole wheat flour
- 2 t psyllium husk
- 2 1/2 tablespoons Blume pumpkin spice
- 3/4 t salt
- 2 T extra virgin olive oil
Starting the yeast
Add 3 tablespoons of honey to 1 1/2 cups of warm water and then add the 1 3/4 teaspoons of rapid rise yeast.
Let sit for 5+ minutes until you see a lot of bubbles form together at the top. It looks a little like latte or beer foam. Here are the first few little bubbles forming
Add 456 grams or 4.5 cups of Einkorn whole wheat flour to a mixer bowl with a bread hook fixture. If you do not have this you can do this the old fashioned way with a bowl and wooden spoon but it will be a little bit of a workout.
Next add the 3/4 t of salt.
Then add the 2 teaspoons of psyllium husk
Now add the 2 1/2 T Blume pumpkin spice
This is what the package looks like.
Bringing it all together
Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and beat with the dough hook while intermittently scraping the sides of the bowl down. Add the 2 Tablespoons of olive oil and mix until it can form a soft, loose ball.
Set this aside in a warm area and let it rise 30-40 minutes covered with a cloth.
After 30 minutes place in a heavily oiled bread dish around 8x4in and let rise for an additional 30 minutes. Turn the oven on to 375.
Place bread into the oven. Check after 20 minutes and place a foil tent over the bread so it does not burn.
Let sit and cool down then dig in!