Thursday, January 29, 2009

Whole Wheat Recipes

***Post #4 for the January Meeting!***
Fantastic Cookie Recipes!
  • Everyday Food Storage has a great adobe file FULL of wheat cookies and recipes that are so yummy! I will be forwarding the file to everyone the day after our meeting (it was too intense of a file to print up).

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 c Softened Butter
  • 1 c Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 c Honey
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 4 C Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. Baking Soda

Blend butter until smooth. Add peanut butter and blend again. Add honey and blend again. Add eggs one at a time and beat until well mixed. Add vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Roll into balls and put onto un-greased cookie sheet. Use a fork dipped in cold water to flatten and make a criss-cross pattern. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes on the top rack of the oven. Remove from pan immediately and cool.

Whole Wheat Brownies

  • 1 c Melted Shortening
  • 4 Eggs, Beaten
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Cocoa
  • 2 c Whole Wheat Flour

Beat together, spread in greased and floured 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Blender Wheat Pancakes

  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbs. Oil
  • 2 Tbs. Sugar (or honey)
  • 1 C Milk (translation for powdered milk is 3 T. Milk and 1 C. Water)
  • 1 C Wheat Kernels, whole & uncooked
  • 2 Eggs (2 T. powdered eggs 1/4 C. Water)

Put milk and wheat kernels in blender. Blend on highest speed for 4 or 5 minutes or until batter is smooth. Add eggs, oil, baking powder, salt and honey or sugar to above batter. Blend on low. Pour out batter into pancakes from the actual blender jar (only one thing to wash!) onto a hot greased or Pam prepared griddle or large frying pan. Cook; flipping pancakes when bubbles pop and create holes.

Popped Wheat (from Jennifer Moody)

**This recipe had the same basic texture to it as corn nuts, even my husband was gobbling them down! Now to just find the perfect spice to complete that corn nut taste. :)

Rinse and soak wheat overnight.Let wheat COMPLETELY dry. Place the wheat,oil and salt in a pan and cook until the wheat pops open a bit. Spoon out onto a paper towel to drain and cool. Enjoy!

Boston Baked Whole Wheat

  • 4 c. Whole Kernel Wheat
  • 1 lb. Bacon, cut into fourths
  • 1/3 c.ketchup
  • 2 tsp. Dry Mustard
  • 10 c. Water
  • 1 lg. Onion (Diced)
  • 1/3 tsp. Pepper
  • 2 tsp. Salt

In a large roaster or Dutch oven, combine wheat, water, bacon and onion. Combine remaining ingredients in bowl and pour into pan with wheat. Cover and bake at 200 degrees for 6 hours. Remove, and cover the last 2 hour of baking. Add a little boiling water if mixture becomes dry. Serve with hot bread.

Honey Oatmeal Whole Wheat Bread

**This has become a fast family favorite at my house. I call it my no-fail bread. I usually kill the yeast or do SOMETHING wrong along the way ... but I have made this bread DOZENS of times now with no problems! Yum!

  • 3 c. very warm water (but not too hot)
  • 1 T. instant or quick rise yeast
  • 1/3 c. vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/3 c. honey
  • 1 T. salt
  • 6 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c. whole oats
  • 1/4 c. gluten w/ vitamin C

Combine the first 5 ingredients and mix. Add 5 cups flour, oats, and gluten flour. Mix well. Continue to add the other 1 c. flour slowly until the dough forms a ball and scrapes the excess dough off the sides of the bowl. Let mix for 5-10 minutes. While mixing, preheat your oven to 100-125 degrees. Oil the counter surface & your hands (Use oil, NOT flour). Put your dough on the oiled surface & slice WITH A KNIFE into 2 large or 3 small even loaves. Pat down and roll into loaf shape, then put into greased bread pan. Turn OFF your oven, cover loaves LOOSELY with saran wrap, and put in warmed oven to rise till double (about 45-60 minutes, depending on humidity in the air). Remove loaves from oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Bake loaves for 25-30 minutes. Remove from pans immediately and place on a wire cooling rack.

Whole Wheat Banana Bread

  • 4 T butter (softened)
  • ¼ C applesauce
  • 2 eggs (2 T. Dehydrated Eggs +1/4 C. Water)
  • 2 T skim milk or water
  • ¾ C packed light brown sugar
  • 1 C mashed banana (2-3 medium bananas)
  • 1 ¾ C Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • ½ t baking soda
  • ¼ t salt (optional)
  • ¼ C coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)

Beat margarine, applesauce, eggs, milk, and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until smooth. Add banana and blend at low speed; beat at high speed 1 to 2 minutes. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix into batter. Mix in nuts. Pour batter into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350ยบ F until bread is golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (55 to 60 minutes). Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool to room temperature.