Sugar Free Whole Wheat Bread Recipe
One of the more shocking things I learned as I started my Sugar Free journey was that is is pretty much impossible to buy bread without added sugar or HFCS. I never thought of bread as sweet or needing to be sweet to be good but then I learned that the yeast needs sugar in order to rise. So I was in a bit of a quandary, I want bread but not sugar. What’s a guy to do? Fortunately my answer came in the back of one of the first books I read to start me on this journey, Year Without Sugar. I don’t have a mixer so it was a bit tricky to do. (I have since ordered a mixer from Walmart but they are apparently walking it over to me from Bentonville. What takes 2 weeks to be delivered anymore? When will Walmart get the Amazon drones?)
I had to modify the original recipe somewhat for taste and because the original cook time given wasn’t nearly enough. This makes a very tasty wheat bread with a crunchy crust and soft middle. It’s a bit dry-ish but since i almost always eat my sandwiches with a little mustard, it doesn’t bother me. I would recommend you get a bread slicer guide if you don’t already have one. Click the Read More link after the Recipe to see more.
This was one of the first recipes to appear on my site when I was focused primarily on avoiding Fructose, that’s why the Barley Malt Syrup and Dextrose are in the ingredients when they are both sugars, they just don’t contain any fructose. So technically this is a Fructose Free Wheat Bread Recipe, not necessarily sugar free. I’m sorry about any confusion. Sugar Free Wheat Bread
Sugar Free Wheat Bread
Pour 1 cup of Oats in bowl
It will look like a wet, mushy bowl of oatmeal.
Stir in the Yeast, Salt, Olive Oil, and Barley Malt Syrup. In case you were wondering, the reason we use Barley Malt syrup and still call it Sugar Free is because it contains no fructose. Fructose is the killer that makes us fat and unhealthy.
Now the fun begins. Stir in 2 cups of whole wheat flour, then 2 cups of All Purpose Flour, then another 2 cups of All Purpose Flour a half-cup at a time. If you don’t have a mixer, you are in for a workout. In fact once it gets real thick, you need to just stir it with your hands in the bowl. Then once you are done hand-mixing, do your self a favor and go buy a mixer.