I hope you enjoy the variety of Clean Eating bread recipes on my blog and my lists of recipes from other bloggers. Because I’ve found that perfecting bread recipes without traditional white flour can be difficult. I have perfected quite a few bread recipes of my own. I have found that I really like some of the “old fashioned” kinds of flour that a lot of people don’t know still exist.
Flours that haven’t been refined and processed and because of that, they are delicious and way for healthy for our bodies. Of course, most of you know about whole wheat but do you know about white whole wheat? I like to buy the wheat and grind it into flour myself. After wheat has been ground into flour it loses it’s nutrients fairly quickly, as in a few hours, days for sure.
So fresh ground flour is much healthier. It isn’t hard at all with the wonderful wheat grinders they have these days. They grind the wheat so quickly and easily with no mess at all. This is the one I own Blendtec 52-601-BHM Kitchen Mill – it works great. This is the bread mixer I own, that works really well, I’ve had it for years – Bosch MUM6N10UC Universal Plus Stand Mixer
My favorite kinds of clean flour besides whole wheat and white whole wheat are spelt flour and einkorn flour. I have a lot of recipes for those and talk about them in more detail on other posts.
My grandmother and my mother used to make homemade bread all the time. They both had large families. My grandmother had seven children and my mother had eight children. Neither one of them had very much money. They did it to save money at first. They would make a big batch of bread (about 6 loaves) about once a week.
They always used wheat they had ground. My grandmother mixed it by hand in a huge pan she had. My mother was able to have a bread machine like the one above so that made her life a lot easier. They would make 6 loaves at a time. My mom didn’t have to make it every week. Just when she started to run out.
When the bread was cooled, they would slice each loaf with an electric knife or a good, sharp bread knife. Then they would put it in a good bag and freeze it. That way they could use a few slices and leave the rest of the loaf in the freezer. They were great toasted. Mom would take one slice out of the freezer and pop it in the toaster.
No need to thaw first. Slicing them beforehand made them come apart easily when they were frozen. Plus she didn’t have to use a whole loaf before it started to mold. Homemade bread molds much faster than store-bought bread because it doesn’t have any preservatives in it. It’s also a good idea to keep it in the fridge or freezer for that reason.
They also didn’t have to wait for a whole loaf to thaw out because that could take a couple of hours. If it’s sliced a whole loaf thaws much faster too. Such was their life but boy, they sure did eat healthily. They were eating clean eating bread all the time and didn’t even know it. I can attest to how good homemade bread tastes too.
I have a few recipes for homemade sandwich bread, that’s what I call it. I do have a lot more recipes for a lot of different kinds of clean eating bread. You’re going to want to look for those too. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.