Whole Wheat Cookbook

This blog is updated nearly every day with new recipes that use whole wheat. Healthy eating has always been a great way to feel great, and what better way to do it than with 100% whole grain wheat.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Crunch Wheat Bread

Here is an interesting Recipe I found. This recipe is from Australia. Just add all these to you Bread Machine and enjoy a tasty treat from down under.]
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 2 cup Whole-Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 5 tsp Honey
  • 5 tsp Molasses
  • 1/2 tsp Gluten
  • 2 tsp Applesauce
  • 1/2 cup Seeds (any kind, some poppy seads might be good)
  • 2 tsp Yeast
Note: If you are not using a bread machine, be sure to knead the dough and let rise for several hours. As with all 100% whole wheat breads this is necessary to allow enough air into the dough.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Rolled Wheat Spice Cake

  • 1 cup rolled wheat*
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg]
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup margarine
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly coat 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. Soak rolled wheat in boiling water 15 minutes. Beat together granulated sugar, brown sugar, margarine and eggs until light and fluffy. Stir together flour, soda, nutmeg, salt and cinnamon. Add to mixture with rolled wheat and vanilla; mix until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until cake is done. If desired, in small saucepan, combine topping ingredients. Cook until mixture boils, stirring constantly. Spread over warm cake; broil 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Watch carefully to avoid over-browning. Makes 18 servings.

Variations: In cake, substitute 1 ½ cups hot orange juice for 1 ½ cups boiling water. In topping, substitute 3 tablespoons orange juice for 3 tablespoons milk.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Note on wheat cookies

I recently read that wheat cookies can be difficult to make. Because of the nature of wheat flour it can be hard to get them to rise properly. The cookies turn out more like thick brownies. To fix this problem it is recommended that you use part wheat floor and part white flour. Good luck!

Wheat Oatmeal Cookies

Here is a good recipe to try. What better way to get your grains in for the day than with a sweet treat with Oatmeal and whole wheat!

  • 1 c. raisins or chocolate chips
  • 1 c. shortening
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1 c. chopped nuts (optional)
Boil raisins for 5 minutes, drain. Mix together the shortening and sugars. Mix in the eggs. Add rest of ingredients. Drop onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Whole Wheat Brownies

Yes, believe it or not you can make brownies with whole wheat, and the kids will love them! I know I did when my mom made them when I was a kid.

  • 1 c melted shortening
  • 4+ tbsp cocoa
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 c sugar

Mix all the ingredients together. Grease and flour a 9" x 13" pan. Pour the mix into the pan and bake at 350° for 25 minuets.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Wheat Muffins

What you will need..
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup powdered milk (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • Small amount of oil
  • 2 cups cold water or milk
  • Small quantity of molasses to give the muffins a golden brown color (optional)
Mix wheat flower, baking powder and powdered milk in a bowl. After mixed add the egg, oil, water or milk, and molasses. Stir ingrediants together until well mixed. This should form a batter. You can vary the amount of water or milk to adjust the thickness of the batter depending on how you like it. Put the batter in buttered muffin tins and bake for around 15 minuits at 400° until golden brown.

Eat with honey or butter, if you want a sweater muffin add sugar. Makes about 16 muffins.