If you have a bread machine there is no excuse to not make your own homemade bread. It's easy, and if you follow this recipe, you'll end up with a beautiful light-textured wholemeal loaf that's also a great source of fiber.
You may have to slice it yourself, but you can't find anything in the stores like this. It's great for sandwiches or toasted.
It keeps well too, even without the preservatives that most store-bought bread has. I've left mine out for 3 days, and it's still moist and delicious.
3 teas dry active yeast
1-1/2 cup warm water
2 teas brown, raw or rapadura sugar
1 teas salt
1 T oil
2 T gluten flour
3 cups wholemeal flour
1/4 cup oat bran (if you don't have oat bran use wholemeal flour instead)
Measure all the ingredients into the bread maker, in the order listed or according to your bread maker's instructions.
Set the bread maker to the whole wheat cycle, 750g loaf, with a medium crust and press start. Note the time in the display window and just make sure you are there to take the bread out when it's finished.
Makes a 750g loaf
My favorite way to eat this is toasted, with butter and honey, or homemade plum jam with apple and cinnamon. As an accompaniment to soups it's beautiful just toasted with butter or avocado.