Whole-Wheat Bread Hayes Recipe

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  • 2 cups warm water (105f-115- f)
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg white , beaten until frothy with
  • 1 tsp water


  1. In a small bowl, stir together 1 3/4 cups warm water and yeast, and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. In a measuring cup, whisk together remaining 1/4 cup water and molasses.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together 2 cups flour, sugar, salt, and oil and add molasses and yeast mixtures, stirring until combined well.
  3. Stir in enough of remaining 3-4 cups flour, 1/2 cup at a time, for mixture to form a soft dough and turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead dough 8 minutes, or until smooth and elastic, and shape into a ball (it may be a bit sticky at this point, but will be easy to handle after rising). (I let my KitchenAid handle the mixing and kneading.).
  4. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl, turn to coat, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk (about 1 hour).
  5. Punch down dough and let rise, covered 45 more minutes.
  6. Divide dough in half, lightly knead each piece and form into ovals. Transfer loaves to greased loaf pans (8 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 2 inches) and let rise, covered with kitchen towels, 45 minutes.
  7. During the final rise, preheat oven to 400°F.
  8. Brush tops of loaves lightly with egg wash and sprinkle with oats (or whatever you choose:) Bake loaves in middle of oven 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350F and bake loaves 20-25 minutes more, or until golden brown.
  9. Turn loaves out onto a rack to cool.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1053.49 Kcal (4411 kJ)
Calories from fat 270 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Sodium 1193.19mg 50%
Potassium 543.79mg 12%
Total Carbs 175.38g 58%
Sugars 20.13g 81%
Dietary Fiber 5.55g 22%
Protein 18.42g 37%
Iron 14.7mg 82%
Calcium 89.2mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 273.44 Kcal (1145 kJ)
Calories from fat 70.08 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.79g 46%
Sodium 309.7mg 50%
Potassium 141.15mg 12%
Total Carbs 45.52g 58%
Sugars 5.23g 81%
Dietary Fiber 1.44g 22%
Protein 4.78g 37%
Iron 3.8mg 82%
Calcium 23.1mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 22.8
  • 28

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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