Whole Grain Carrot Chia & Honey Bread, easy ABM recipe

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Now that I have a whole grain recipe for our daily bread, we like to mix it up a bit with a single loaf of specialty bread. Today we made Whole Grain Carrot Chia Honey Bread. This is a snap to load in your ABM, which is my choice for a single perfect loaf of bread. However, I have only used my ABM for dough, preferring to bake it up, old school in the oven.

As with all of the single loaves featured here, this is also very easy to accomplish by another method, the old-fashioned way, by hand!

Whole Grain Carrot Chia & Honey Bread. Use ABM for dough only or complete loaf.
Whole Grain Carrot Chia & Honey Bread

Whole Grain Carrot Chia & Honey Bread
adapted from:  Bread Machine Magic
350-degree oven for baking

1 large carrot, peeled if desired, then grated
1/2 warm water
2 t instant yeast
1 1/2 T butter
2 T honey
1 rounded T chia seed
2 c whole wheat flour
2 T vital wheat gluten
1 t salt

Add all ingredients to the bread pan, in the order given. Ending with salt on top of the flour. Use the dough cycle, to process.

Remove dough from the machine,

Whole Grain Carrot Chia & Honey Bread. Dough ready for shaping.

deflate, shape into a loaf pan, let rise in a warm place 45-60 minutes.

Whole Grain Carrot Chia & Honey Bread. Final rise before baking.

Bake 35-40 minutes or until done in your oven.

Whole Grain Carrot Chia & Honey Bread. Ready to bake.

Let cool briefly in the pan, turn out to cool completely.

* You may process the entire loaf in your ABM using the whole wheat setting. Oven baking is simply my preference.

Whole Grain Carrot Chia & Honey Bread. Ready to serve!


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  1. This look so good! Can I skip the 2 T vital wheat gluten, and use flaxseeds instead?

    1. Hi Emily, the gluten is a protein that has a quality (stretchy, able to capture the gases from the yeast for a lighter loaf) that ground flax seed will not be able to match. If you wish simply leave out the gluten flour, the loaf will not be as soft, but it will still be delicious.

  2. What a lovely, wholesome loaf, Melynda! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Hearth and Soul. Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page.

  3. This looks great. I like the lack of white flour and am looking forward to trying this. I don't have a bread machine but I think it will do just fine being kneaded by hand or in the Kitchen Aid. Can't wait to try it!

  4. I just pinned your amazing bread, it looks so good and I can't wait to have a slice or two. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. That looks awesome! I use my bread machine all the time to do my kneading and first rise. Great for weekday baking of a single loaf. Like you, though, I always to do the actual baking in the oven.

    1. Great minds think alike! My favorite thing about a bread machine, is the ability to make one perfect loaf of bread. I hope you give this one a try, it is quite good.

  6. Hooray for bread machines- I wouldn't bake bread anyone without mine. Your recipe sounds delicious.

  7. A lovely loaf of bread! Like you, I sometimes use my bread machine to knead the dough, prefering to bake the bread in the oven. Thank you for sharing with CC.

    1. I also use my ABM in the same way, it is nice to be able to get one perfect loaf of bread to add variety. Thanks for you kind words!


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