100% Whole Wheat Cinnamon Pull-A-Part Bread
After a few trial loaves and tweaking the ingredients here and there, I can attest that what you get today is my absolute best. I’ve swapped out all of the all-purpose flour for white winter wheat flour, the eggs have been replaced with flax, the dairy has been exchanged with coconut oil & coconut milk and the sugar has been reduced by almost half. The result is a loaf of hearty pull-a-part bread that can satisfy your desire for something sweet but won’t leave you with a sugar overload headache.
100% Whole Wheat, CinnamonPull-a-Part Bread
And the end results are ah-mazing!
Once all the ingredients are together and it’s had time to rise, the hard part is done.
Bake till golden brown, allow to cool slightly and enjoy!
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- 2 ½ teaspoons yeast
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 8 tablespoons water
- 2 ¾ cups whole wheat flour I used fresh milled white winter wheat
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup coconut oil melted
- 1/3 cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- To make the dough, dissolve the yeast in ¼ cup warm water.
- In a separate bowl combine the flax with 8 tablespoons water.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the coconut oil and milk until the oil is melted, set aside to cool (115-125˚ F)
- Combine the flour, sugar and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.
- Add the milk mixture, yeast, vanilla and flax mixture to the mixer bowl and mix on low until a cohesive dough forms.
- Switch to a dough hook and knead for 5-7 minutes until dough clears the sides of the bowl and can be stretched without breaking.
- Shape the dough into a round, place back in mixing bowl let rise for 1 to 1 ½ hours.
- Once the dough has doubled and does not spring back when indented with a wet finger, gently deflate the dough, shape into a round and let rise for another 30 to 45 minutes in a warm draft-free place. (A front porch of a home stuck in 90˚ F with 100% humidity works wonderfully.)
- Gently deflate the dough again, shape it into a round and let sit for 10 minutes. (After the dough has been shaped into a round it can be wrapped in plastic and refrigerated overnight.
- Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before proceeding.)
- While the dough rests, mix the cinnamon and sugar together, melt the coconut oil and generously grease an 8x4 loaf pan with shortening.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to an 18 x 12-inch rectangle.
- Brush the dough with the coconut oil then sprinkle the dough with the cinnamon and sugar blend.
- With a pastry cutter cut the dough lengthwise into 4, 3-inch strips. Carefully lift each layer on top of the other and line up one cut edge of each strip evenly.
- Then with a serrated knife cut the stack of dough into 6 additional pieces (you should end up with layers that are 3x3inch squares.
- Place all of the squares into the loaf pan. The pan should be filled edge to edge – if you need to press the dough to make room for all of the dough, do so gently.
- Cover the dough with a bread cloth and let rise for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, preheat the oven to 350˚ F.
- Once the oven is ready put the pan into the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes.
- If the dough is browning too quickly, cover the dough loosely with foil.
- Remove the pan from the oven and allow it to cool for 20 minutes.
- To turn the dough out, run a knife along the edges and either turn the pan upside down or gently push the ends of the loaf together and lift it out of the pan onto a serving platter. Be aware that once you pull the loaf out of the pan, retaining a loaf shape may be difficult