Friday, February 8, 2013

ABC Wheat Bread

ABC Wheat Bread
Yesterday, I made a marvelous tasting bread by Marjorie Johnson, ABC Wheat Bread.   The ABC stands for apples,  bananas, and carrots. This bread has lots of healthy ingredients in it, honey, ground golden flax seeds, Unbleached White Whole Wheat Flour, along with the apples, carrots, and bananas. ABC bread is also super easy to make.  First you proof the yeast.   After you proof the yeast, you add the rest of the ingredients to the to the yeast in a large mixing bowl.  Knead for about 8 minutes and then you let the bread rise.  After the first rise, you divide the dough into thirds and roll the dough into a rectangle.  You then roll up the bread like a jelly roll and place in the prepared bread pans.  Let the jelly rolls rise and then bake.  Once the bread is a nice golden brown color remove from the oven and brush with butter.  Cool and slice.  The result is a great tasting healthy bread for toast, PB&J's, etc.
A little info on Marjorie Johnson:   Marjorie Johnson has won thousands of Blue Ribbons for her baking.   I first was introduced to her on the Jay Leno Show.  She was full of energy and very enthusiastic about  baking.  I  was eager to know more about her so I  checked out her website  Blue Ribbon Baking.  It is interesting to read about this super baker.  I urge you to visit her website.

Apples, Bananas, Carrots
ABC Wheat Bread

1 1⁄2 cups warm water (100°‐110°F)
4 teaspoons Fleischmann’s ® Active Dry Yeast
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 cup finely chopped, peeled apples
1 cup mashed, ripe bananas
1 cup finely chopped carrots
1⁄2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel
2 teaspoons salt
1⁄4 cup canola oil
1⁄4 cup honey
1⁄2 cup ground golden flax seeds
5 cups King Arthur Unbleached White Whole Wheat Flour
1 1⁄4 – 1 1⁄2 cups King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour

1. In electric mixer bowl, combine water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand 5 minutes to proof yeast.
Water, Yeast, Sugar
Yeast Ready

2. Stir in rest of ingredients. Using dough hook knead 5 to 8 minutes on low speed. If dough does not form a ball around the dough hook, add 1 or 2 tablespoons additional flour.

3.Place dough in greased bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place until double. Punch down dough.

4.Divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 12 x 8‐inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up as for jelly‐roll; seal edges and ends.

5.Place in greased 8 1⁄2 x 4 1⁄2‐inch loaf pans. Cover, let rise in warm place until double.

6.Bake in preheated 375°F oven 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and done. Remove loaves from pans to wire rack to cool. Brush with butter if desired.

Makes 3 loaves, 12 slices each.


  1. Your bread sounds amazing, Geri! I'd love a few slices from this healthy loaf for my breakfast!