makes 2 loaves
- 6 ounces granola, any type, homemade preferred
- 3/4 cup warm water
Mix in a bowl and set aside. Let sit about 45 min – 1 hour to soften
- 1 1/2 TB yeast
- 11/2 cups warm water
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl. (I use a Bosch) Mix well and cover. Let sponge (sit undisturbed) about 30 minutes, or until bubbly.
Add to sponge:
- 3 TB cold-pressed oil
- 2 TB cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
Add 3 1/2 – 4 cups whole wheat flour one cup at a time, mixing well after each cup; Mix the until it clings to itself and is no longer sticky.
Knead until smooth and springy. Then add the softened granola, kneading it in.
Let dough rise in a covered bowl until doubled. Punch down to release air and let rise again.
Punch down again and divide dough into 2 pieces. Shape each piece into a loaf. Place loaves in lightly oiled 8 x 4 inch bread pans and put in a warmed place to rise a third time.
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until browned and cooked through. This makes excellent toast.