Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cinnamon Bread

"Healthier Cinnamon Bread"

A friend recently taught me that when working with whole wheat you need to make sure the dough is really moist. Now I frequently add extra water to the dough. As long as the dough forms a ball, it's not too wet. Wet is better than dry. This recipe works really well with WHITE whole wheat flour (available at Trader Joe's).


1 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup milk (or non-dairy milk)
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup bread flour
2 tsp yeast

Put all ingredients into the bread machine in the order given. Use the dough cycle.
After the bread machine has completed its cycle, let the dough rise for at least an additional hour. Roll out the dough and sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar (I don't usually measure, just cover the dough evenly). Roll the dough into a loaf and let rise. I like to cook it on a pizza stone. It will rise a lot more while baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.
If you have any left the following day, it toasts really well!

Boys' Smoothie!

This smoothie is bright green, very easy, and the boys like it!  Now It's a pleasure to eat spinach!


  Frozen pineapple
  Pineapple juice
*** Vanilla soy "ice cream" or cream of choice (you only need a little bit)

***(optional) for myself, I leave it out