Friday, April 30, 2010

Veggie Bread

So what's a gal going to do when she is trying to eat healthy?  Hey why not put vegetables in your bread!  Why not!  You can throw any veggies you like in this bread and add any herbs and spices too!  A meal in a slice!  Excellent with soup or salad, or with grilled cheese on it!  My kids really like it..and.your kids will too!

Veggie Bread

1 2/3 cups warm water                                               Mix water, yeast, and honey.  Let sit until nice and frothy
1 Tbls yeast
1 1/2 Tbls honey

Chopped veggies(I use a food processor)Have fun with this and change it up to what your family likes!
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 carrots                                                           Add all remaining ingredients.
  • 1-2 sticks of celery
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 green pepper
1 1/2 Tbls oil
5-6 cups whole wheat flour                                         Reserve some flour for kneading.  The veggies will release some liquid as you knead.
1 tsp salt

Dried Herbs                                                              Knead for 5mins, and leave dough covered in an oiled bowl to rise.  45min-60min.

  • 2 tsp oregano                                                    Punch down and shape into 2 loaves and let rise in an oiled loaf pan or baking sheet till
  • 2 tsp garlic powder                                             doubled in size.
  • 2 tsp Basil                                                          Bake in a 350 oven for 45 mins
  • 2 tsp marjoram


    Nikki said...

    this is perfect thanks! I was thinking about making bread so that I didn't have to do away with anymore of the plastic baggies that breads comes in, thanks for the recipe! I'll be making it tonight, and tomorrow I'm posting and I'm totally going to thank you in my post for the recipe! following you from the FF!

    Debbi Smith said...

    I love bread, I don't make it as often as I used to though. This looks delicious! Thanks!

    joeandbridge said...

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    Jo's Health Corner said...

    It looks so yummy! My daughter is looking over my shoulder and she tells me we should bake this bread tomorrow.

    Lisa - Fine Sweet Life said...

    I have never actually made my own bread before, but it is on my list!

    Kristin said...

    Great idea! Sounds like it would make for a DELICIOUS grilled cheese! Ever tried this in a bread machine??

    Angie said...

    Nikki - I can't wait to read your post!

    Jo - My kids love it...Kinds tastes like pizza!

    Lisa - Let me know how it goes when you do make some bread. It is so much fun when you finally get the knack of it!

    Kristen - No bread machine here. But if you try it let me know!

    Leslie, the Home Maker said...

    Girl- that sounds yummy!
    I have to get this recipe to my older daughter- she is the bread baker in our family.
    (She still lives at home when she's not at college- she's out for the summer starting next Tuesday through the end of summer!)
    Thanks for the recipe!
    I'll bet it doesn't sit around very long after it comes out of the oven, does it?
    It wouldn't at my house.
    Blessings to you!

    Miel Abeille said...

    I love this idea! I've never baked bread before, but you have me tempted. This might be my Saturday project, and I'm going to let you know how it turns out.

    Angie said...

    Leslie - It doesn't sit around long at all! I usually make bread once a week or sometimes skip a week, cause my family and I love it so much! Bread is a treat for our family To us it is cake!

    Meil - It does take time waiting for it to rise...but I just love making bread...kneading is the fun part for me!

    the clark clan said...

    Hi Angie, visiting you from what a great healthy living site you have! Will be following you and thanks for your visit to my spot! P.S. I love the pita pocket recipe, I am going to be trying it!

    Erin said...

    I am a bread novice and have only ever made challah. Does this require a lot of kneading? I'm nervous, but I really want to try it!! I'm going to print it out. Thanks for sharing!

    Anonymous said...

    There's nothing like homemade bread. I can almost smell the goodness over here.

    Visiting and following from Friday Follow. So glad you joined us! Hope you’re having a great weekend thus far.

    ~ Lynn

    Hello! I'm Kate. said...

    I have an award for you over at my place!

    Lucy said...

    This sounds just like something I'd LOVE to make. thanks for the recipe. Now I just have to get around to buying yeast...

    RJ @ A Life Designed said...

    Yum! I will definitely have to try this on my next bread-baking day!

    Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

    Angie, this looks absolutely wonderful and I can't wait to try it! Bookmarking it now!

    Inspired2cook said...

    I love homemade bread!! Yumm!

    Sherry said...

    Oh, yum! This sounds delish! I love making bread!

    Thanks for sharing!