Bread Machine Recipe Made with Soaked Flour

by Sarah Gluten Free, Recipes, Traditional Preparation of GrainsComments: 105

Bread Machine RecipeGreat news!

Homemade bread is making a comeback, frequently combined with the convenience of a bread machine recipe. More and more people are opting to make their own with quality ingredients they source themselves.

Quality trumping convenience is an idea whose time has come in the bread department as the general public awakens to the dangers of white flour, one of the “displacing foods of modern commerce” as described by Dr. Weston A. Price in his nutritional classic Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.

This is a radical change from even just a few decades ago. My Grandmother, like many of her generation, always chose white bread over “brown bread” as she called it because she considered whole wheat bread a sign of poverty.  She believed this because she observed when she was growing up that those who ate white bread were more affluent and educated.

Fortunately, this notion is no longer a popular mindset and the high sales of bread machines along with the popularity of bread machine recipes illustrate this point.

Not only is bread made with white flour basically devoid of nutrition, it adds to the body’s toxic load with a plethora of additives, chemicals, and rancid vegetable oils.

Worse, unlike the white bread of even just 10 years ago, store bread frequently contains soy flour which threatens hormonal health and can trigger digestive problems for those who are sensitive.

Consumers choosing to bake their own bread are usually forgoing white flour in favor of whole wheat or whole grains. While whole grain flour may be fresher when ground at home and the bread more nutritious with no chemical additives, other problems emerge from the modern preparation.

Modern breadmaking using a bread machine recipe typically employs the use of yeast and high heat to quickly raise the dough and bake the bread. This contrasts with the slow, natural rise that occurs with fermented dough baked at a lower temperature for a longer period of time.

Science has demonstrated the wisdom of the careful preparation methods of our ancestors as all grains and legumes contain phytic acid, an organic acid that blocks mineral absorption in the intestinal tract. Phytic acid is neutralized in as little as 7 hours of soaking in water with small amounts of an acidic medium such as yogurt, lemon juice or cider vinegar. Soaking also neutralizes enzyme inhibitors present in the hulls of all grains and adds beneficial enzymes which increase the amount of nutrients present – especially the B vitamins.

For those with gluten intolerance, soaking or fermenting gluten-based grains breaks down this difficult-to-digest plant protein; studies carried out in Italy have found that people with celiac disease can consume genuine sourdough bread without digestive distress or auto-immune symptoms.

I frequently get asked how to make fresh bread at home using the traditional method of soaking flour first combined with the modern convenience of a bread machine.

If you have a breadmaker and would like to transition to a traditional method for making bread while continuing to use this appliance, here’s a bread machine recipe to try adapted from the Healthy4Life booklet from the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Bread Machine Recipe Using Soaked Flour


Soaked Loaf in a Bread Machine1/2 cup plus 2 TBL full fat yogurt
3/4 cup filtered water
4 cups whole grain flour, less 3 TBL – preferably freshly ground
2 TBL softened butter (sources)
1 TBL molasses (sources)
3 TBL arrowroot powder (sources)
1 3/4 tsp dried yeast granules (sources)
1 tsp sea salt (sources)


Mix yogurt with water and mix with the flour to form a dough.  Cover and leave in a warm spot on the kitchen counter for 18-24 hours.

Put the dough plus the yeast, arrowroot, sea salt, molasses, and butter in the bread machine.  Set it to the wholemeal setting and begin.

When it is partway through the kneading section, check that all the ingredients have mixed together and observe the consistency of the dough.

If it is slimy, add some more arrowroot powder.  If it’s too dry, add a few more drops of water, drop by drop.

Proceed as directed.

Enjoy your fresh baked loaf courtesy of a blend of modern convenience and Traditional Wisdom!


Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

Source:  Healthy 4 Life Dietary Guidelines

Comments (105)

  • Q

    Hi Sarah,

    I live in Hawaii, and aside from being nutrient devoid, the bread prices here are getting insane; $5-6/loaf for just a barely decent whole wheat! I’m getting into grinding and making my own bread, and had a question with regards to the overnight soak.

    While we do have yogurt available, it’s very hard to find the good stuff with lots of microbial activity (I don’t trust the name brands) and it is still illegal here to obtain raw milk, which means no soured raw milk. If I go the Yogurt or Kefir route, it will be far too cost ineffective/inefficient, so how would I go about doing the ACV soak you mentioned?

    Love the blog, love the YT channel; keep up the good work.

    May 1st, 2015 8:27 am Reply
  • PPuri

    I also wanted to know that if I wanted to make a gluten free bread would you have any recipe for that too?

    Thank you in advance.

    April 15th, 2015 6:26 am Reply
    • PPuri

      Can I substitute the gluten free flour blend that you have suggested in any white bread recipe?

      April 15th, 2015 10:26 am Reply
      • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

        I’ve not tried it with a bread machine. It should work ok though.

        April 15th, 2015 10:55 am Reply
  • PPuri

    Hi Sarah,

    I am from India and here we make chapatis out of whole wheat flour everyday. I grind my own flour but once a month. THe dough is the same consistency as you would make for a tortilla. I wanted to know how I could soak the flour to make the dough?

    Thank you.

    April 15th, 2015 6:23 am Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Yes you can. You will likely have to adjust your recipe a bit though since you will be adding moisture to the dough.

      April 15th, 2015 7:15 am Reply
      • PPuri

        BUt I will have to add yogurt to the flour and leave outside for 18-24 hours, correct? Should I make it dryer than I normally do or the same consistency?

        April 15th, 2015 7:19 am Reply
        • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

          I really don’t know … you will have to experiment to adjust your recipe accordingly.

          April 15th, 2015 9:01 am Reply
          • PPuri

            Ok.. Shall do that.. Thank you.

            April 15th, 2015 10:25 am
  • bonnie

    sarah….i’m a little nervous about the storage of my rice and i’ve heard that rice can have a fungus if not stored properly. is it possible to soak and sprout rice to deal with the aflatoxins? (as i was reading in Nourishing Traditions re: grains. does that include rice?

    March 11th, 2015 2:17 pm Reply
  • Stephanie

    Sarah, I buy genuine sourdough bread from our local bread shop. It is made fresh everyday, they use a sourdough starter, and let it rise the appropriate amount. However, I believe it is made with white flour (non organic). Does this qualify for healthy sourdough bread you talk about eating?

    March 29th, 2014 4:34 pm Reply
  • Megan Hampton

    What bread machine is this? Thanks in advance. We have been making all our bread with the Kitchen Aid and would love a little more convenience. I have a birthday coming up and may convince the hubby (actually the primary bread maker) to spring for it! :)

    January 22nd, 2014 1:11 pm Reply
  • Scott

    I thought you said a while back that rami said that milk products whether fermented or not don’t break down grains as much as an acid like lemon, or vinegar does?

    November 18th, 2013 4:38 am Reply
  • Megan Tuffley

    Thanks so much for this recipe. I’ve had a go at Sue Gregg’s but had to halve it as I only wanted one loaf. I used spelt and it was okay. I don’t use a bread machine, but do knead dough in a Thermomix.
    I’m really looking forward to trying this with our own wheat when my grain mill arrives!

    November 9th, 2013 6:10 am Reply
  • Jennica Long

    I’m wondering what everyone else’s machine cycle is like for a whole wheat bread. My bread did not rise enough before it baked. :-( I have a cuisinart.

    November 7th, 2013 9:37 pm Reply
  • bonnie

    sarah…….i’m enjoying your blog so much. i have a question about grain. if i were not to soak and sprout my grain first, does soaking the flour take care of whatever the soaking and sprouting of grain was to do? i’m so new at all this and it’s overwhelming to think of soaking and sprouting grain, then soaking the flour. this would be so much easier in the bread machine. thank you for the great information.

    November 6th, 2013 9:03 pm Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Yes, you can soak instead of sprout if you like .. or do both :)

      November 7th, 2013 7:36 am Reply
  • Sue

    Can I sub vital wheat gluten for the arrowroot flour?

    October 20th, 2013 7:54 pm Reply
    • Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

      Vital wheat gluten is not a healthy addition to homemade bread. It is a very hard to digest plant protein and should never be added to anything.

      October 20th, 2013 8:02 pm Reply
  • Rachel

    I tried this for the first time this past weekend, with my new Beem bread machine. I used what I had on hand– honey instead of molasses and whey instead of yogurt. The dough looked great during the kneading and rising cycles, but when the baking finished I discovered a doughy loaf that sank in the middle and did not bake except for the edges–heavy as a bowling ball, too. I’m so disappointed, but scared to try again for fear I waste any more ingredients.

    October 14th, 2013 4:39 pm Reply
    • Terri

      Rachel, This is a good recipe but here is a link to an even better one. Have made this 3 times now, and each time it has turned out well. My only changes are, I don’t use arrowroot powder to roll out the bread. I butter my hands and cutting board and roll it out. Because I don’t use arrowroot powder, the dough maybe a little soft, this will result in a more coarse bread. So when you put the bread on to soak, I make sure the dough is not too soft adding a little more flour it I need to.

      I hope this works well for you. By the way, I have had my bread from the recipe you used turn out the same way. Not always, but once in a while. This other recipe taste very good too.

      October 15th, 2013 2:11 pm Reply
      • Chris

        Hi, Terri,

        This sounds like a really good recipe, but I am very leary of the ascorbic acid because it is my understanding that it is derived from GMO corn. Is there a healthy alternative to ascorbic acid? Thanks :)

        November 8th, 2013 12:56 am Reply
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  • Carrie Crowl

    Thank you so much for this bread recipe. When I soaked it, it was very dry. I looked at it later and decided (after reading all of the comments) to add 1/2 cup more water. I live in the southwest and it’s very dry here. I thought it was wasted and that I would have to throw it out. But then when I put it in my electrolux mixer, it mixed up beautifully.

    Thanks also to Terrie who showed how to make it in a mixer and bread pans. I appreciate this soaked bread recipe. Now to try it!

    July 31st, 2013 4:18 pm Reply
  • Diana Ferguson

    When I do the first step of mixing water, yogurt, and flour together, the mixture is extremely dry, and hard to mix by hand. To then add arrowroot at a later rime seems unnecessary. I have tried this a couple times and it never seems to come out right. I would love for this to work…any suggestions?
    Thank you.

    July 23rd, 2013 11:16 am Reply
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  • jen

    this looks great – i would need to replace the dairy somehow. i know how i’d replace the butter – but what about the yogurt? any ideas would be awesome, thanks.

    July 17th, 2013 11:49 pm Reply
  • Nathaël

    I have tried this recipe four times but I can’t get it to rise. Do you have suggestions?

    July 7th, 2013 11:42 pm Reply
  • Barb

    I have a Breadman bread machine and I do not have a whole meal option, do you have advice to which setting to use? I have a whole wheat setting. Thank you.

    July 7th, 2013 4:34 pm Reply
  • Jessica Daley

    Hi! Thanks for the post. I have tried this recipe twice using the exact methods and ingredients shown, but had to add about 5 extra Tablespoons of arrowroot because the dough was way too gooey after it had gone partway through the dough cycle. It had the consistency of batter instead of dough! I ended up with a hard lump that did not rise. I’d love additional instructions or troubleshooting advice. Thanks!

    June 25th, 2013 10:29 pm Reply
    • Terri

      Hi Jessica,
      When I first start, I put the flour in my Bosch, and then add yogurt (I have used whey) until I get a soft ball. The measurements are not right. I do not use a bread machine. So I am playing with the dough at the first step. I do not know what to do with a bread machine, but I think it should be about the same. I have never added more arrowroot. Just flour if I get the first step too wet. I hope this helps.

      June 26th, 2013 7:48 pm Reply
      • Tammy Jo

        Thanks Terri, That really helps. Mine turned out way to sticky and was like a brick too. Will try again using your suggestions.

        June 26th, 2013 9:31 pm Reply
  • Emily

    Have you used einkorn wheat with this recipe? Thank!

    June 21st, 2013 6:56 am Reply
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  • Sarah

    Can you use tapioca or cornstarch in place of the arrowroot powder?

    June 12th, 2013 2:15 pm Reply
  • Maddie

    Hi Sarah

    I haven’t been able to find arrowroot powder here in NZ. Can it be replaced with organic cornstarch.

    Thanks so much.

    June 12th, 2013 3:17 am Reply
  • Chris D

    I recently found a brand new bread machine at a garage sale for $5. The bargain hunter in me could not pass it up, however, once I got it home I realized that the pan you bake the bread in is non-stick. I went online to find a bread machine with a stainless pan, but found they are almost non-existant and the few that are out there are exorbatantly priced. I sure would love the convenience of a bread machine, but can’t bring myself to use it. Sarah, I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Thanks for ALL you do to educate us!!


    June 7th, 2013 3:15 am Reply
  • Elsha De Jong

    I’m seconding AESCJ on the einkorn flour question and I asked earlier but no reply yet. So one more time: please, does anyone know if this will work with einkorn flour as that’s all I’m using these days. Thanks! Elsha.

    June 4th, 2013 10:53 pm Reply
    • Leah

      So I just tried this recipe with Einkorn flour and the loaf was delicious, but very crumbly and the slices just fell apart. With some nice grassfed butter and visitors over with the smell of warm bread, the delicious loaf was eaten before it was even cooled down. Unfortunately, if it would have survived, it would not have made sandwiches because of the crumbliness of the slices.
      I was thinking that I may try it with Einkorn again, but with the addition of 2 eggs. I can let you know how that goes.

      August 12th, 2015 10:41 am Reply
  • Deanna

    I am interested in making this recipe but I don’t have a bread machine. Do you know at what temperature the bread is baked and for how long? I love your website and have learned so much.

    June 4th, 2013 12:03 pm Reply
    • Terri

      I make this recipe in my Bosch and bake in the oven at 350. I have left other comments if you would like to scroll up and find them.

      June 4th, 2013 4:25 pm Reply

    This looks delicious, thanks! Also curious if anyone has tried it with einkorn flour?

    June 4th, 2013 2:43 am Reply
  • Tammy Jo

    Thank you so much! So, I am going soaking flour for bread again. I was so tired of trying to ammend the two-stage process for my zojorushi and all the failed attempts that I just gave up. I do, however, have a couple of questions. One, what size loaf is this recipe for? Two, afer leaving for 18 hours and adding the other ingredients, it was really sticky! How much arrowroot do you typically add? Three, could your substitute organic corn starch for the arrowroot? Lastly, if I wanted to bake in the oven instead of in the bread machine, do I have to let it rise and punch it down before transfering to my bread pan? I noticed Terri didn’t seem to have to punch it down for a second rising, but she is using a DLX that might make the second rising unnecessary? Thanks for your help! I am in the middle of trying this recipe as I type. :)

    June 1st, 2013 4:00 pm Reply
  • Emily Marie

    So the wholemeal setting on a bread maker is the same thing as the whole wheat setting?

    May 31st, 2013 12:53 am Reply
  • lisa

    How wet is the flour/water/yogurt mixture supposed to be? I am using spelt flour and it is a very dry mixture. I even added an extra 1/4 cup water but some of the flour is totally dry. I live in Colorado so I didn’t know if that makes a difference?

    May 30th, 2013 7:37 pm Reply
    • Lisa in TX

      I am having the same issue. How did yours turn out?

      November 17th, 2013 9:09 pm Reply
  • Amanda Kate

    I do the same soaking method with yoghurt and spelt flour to make a great pizza base and everyone who has ever tried it raves about it….if only they knew it was far superior health wise!!

    May 30th, 2013 6:47 am Reply
  • krkernes

    wait, so by mixing the flour with water/yogurt and leaving on the counter overnight–the flour is now soaked? Just want to make sure I’m not missing a step!

    May 29th, 2013 5:51 pm Reply
  • Elsha

    Would this work with einkorn flour?? I also read Wheat Belly which makes it very clear that today’s wheat is not healthy and should be avoided. I only bake now with einkorn flour which I grind from the einkorn berries.

    May 29th, 2013 12:37 am Reply
  • Bianca

    while this is a good article, Sarah, I am most amused by your
    grandmother’s perception that “White bread was used by affluent people”
    that same perception invaded my poor immigrant upbringing
    and clouded their otherwise native intelligence !!
    Peasant food is the best !

    May 28th, 2013 1:59 pm Reply
  • Carmen

    Would buckwheat flour or another gluten free flour work?

    May 28th, 2013 12:31 pm Reply
  • Lindsey

    Could one use spelt flour instead of wheat?

    May 28th, 2013 11:15 am Reply
  • amy freund

    Hi Sarah, thanks for this bread recipe! But I have one issue, I do not have a bread machine and instead have been making all of my bread in my KitchenAid. Do you have a recipe for this style of baking?


    May 28th, 2013 10:57 am Reply
    • Terri

      Amy, I make it in my Bosch. Please scroll up and see two posts telling how I do it. It works great.

      May 28th, 2013 11:48 pm Reply
  • Maggie Goodman Russell via Facebook

    whats the arrow root for?…is it just to toughen the dough?…I have to ask because its one of the starch proteins that causes a histamine response so I cannot have it

    May 28th, 2013 9:43 am Reply
  • Megan

    Thanks very timely for me. I am just satrting my 1 yr old on once and awhile grains but very choosey over what grains. like spelt not whole wheat yet. mayb some bean flour added. just to see how she does. and want it all to be sprouted or soaked like in the Bible. thanks again.

    May 28th, 2013 8:26 am Reply
  • Sarah

    I thought because wheat has been hybridized for the last 50 years that it is no longer any good for us except maybe eincorn wheat. Dr. Wm. Davis author of Wheat Belly has a ton of info on this.

    May 27th, 2013 11:18 pm Reply
  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    That is if the soaking medium is only yogurt. In this case, yogurt is used with water and diluted quite a bit. Rami Nagel told me the a more liquid soaking medium is better than just yogurt by itself.

    May 27th, 2013 10:30 pm Reply
  • Dana B

    After about 5 or 6 years of carrying around my starter, I got so burned out on making bread. If I can use a bread machine, I may actually bring bread back into my family’s life. Thanks for this recipe!

    May 27th, 2013 10:25 pm Reply
  • Sarah Nelson Miller via Facebook

    I’m a little confused because in this article – – you said that soaking grains in the presence of calcium-rich dairy does not allow for breakdown of the antinutrients. Since this bread machine recipe relies on yogurt, will the long soak have any real benefit?

    May 27th, 2013 9:22 pm Reply
  • Barbara Swain

    I was taught that it was the gliadin in the gluten that was the Celiac’s enemy. Does this soaking process somehow de-activate the gliadin as well? Or – has the gliadin theory been discredited?

    May 27th, 2013 7:12 pm Reply
  • Kimberly Bears via Facebook

    Karen, I don’t think you can avoid a non-stick pan in a bread machine, since there is no way to grease the pan between kneading and baking. I made two-stage bread in my Zojirushi bread machine for years, but I recently switched to a DLX Magic Mill mixer, to get away from Zojirushi’s non-stick pans. Bosch and Kitchen Aid also make mixers for bread.

    May 27th, 2013 4:08 pm Reply
  • Kim

    Karen, I don’t think there’s any way to avoid a non-stick pan in a bread machine. Since there is no way to grease the pan between kneading and baking, the non-stick coating is required. I made two-stage bread in my Zojirushi bread machine for years. I loved the convenience, but I recently switched to using a DLX Magic Mill mixer (a heavy duty bread mixer, with a stainless steel bowl), to get away from Zojirushi’s non-stick pans. I now bake in stoneware pans in my oven. Bosch and Kitchen Aid also make mixers for bread; the Kitchen Aid is significantly cheaper.

    May 27th, 2013 4:03 pm Reply
    • Soccy

      Would you share our two stage bread technique and recipe for the Zo?

      June 16th, 2013 1:09 am Reply
  • Carri Foss via Facebook

    oops, has stainless steel inside rather than nonstick.

    May 27th, 2013 3:27 pm Reply
  • Carri Foss via Facebook

    What kind of bread machine is this, do you find it safe? It looks like it

    May 27th, 2013 3:25 pm Reply
  • Kathleen Stone Corkett via Facebook

    So what is the different way to make bread in a machine with sprouted flour then?


    May 27th, 2013 2:52 pm Reply
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    May 27th, 2013 2:30 pm Reply
  • Karen Viteri via Facebook

    This looks great, but anyway to work bread machine without the nonstick pan it comes with? Any suggestions?

    May 27th, 2013 1:58 pm Reply
  • Trisha

    I don’t have a bread machine. Do you have a recipe or altered directions for making this by hand?
    I just got a grain mill and am eager to make good FRESH whole wheat bread.

    May 27th, 2013 1:24 pm Reply
    • Terri

      Please find my comment, I explain that it can be done without a bread machine. I use my bosch and bake regularly in the oven.

      May 28th, 2013 9:59 am Reply
  • Christin

    Would this ever work with gluten free flour?
    Any way to collect wild yeast?

    May 27th, 2013 1:05 pm Reply
  • laura

    YESSSSS!! I have been waiting for this! I can’t wait to bust out my bread machine!

    May 27th, 2013 12:46 pm Reply
  • Nancy

    I have been on an iodine kick since Dr. Mercola’s iodine newsletter. I encourage everyone to check out Dr. David Brownstein’s youtube videos and Dr. Sherry Tenpenny’s youtube video about iodine. Storebought bread is full of BROMINE which is not only terrible for us, but it also displaces iodine. This post is so timely! There are so many reasons to bake our own bread Thank you!

    May 27th, 2013 12:19 pm Reply
  • jeanine

    What size loaf is this? thanks so much for the post. I have been wanting to do this.

    May 27th, 2013 12:15 pm Reply
  • Liz Lightfoot via Facebook

    hmmm ok.thanks

    May 27th, 2013 11:54 am Reply
  • thehealthyhomeeconomist via Facebook

    This recipe would not work with sprouted flour. Sprouted flour bread is a completely different animal than soaked flour bread.

    May 27th, 2013 11:52 am Reply
  • Liz Lightfoot via Facebook

    so if i have made my own sprouted grain flour, i can skip the soaking stage,right?

    May 27th, 2013 11:46 am Reply
  • Carla Powell Henderson via Facebook

    Can’t wait to try.

    May 27th, 2013 11:26 am Reply
  • sharon lindsley

    I would like to try this with my kitchen aid mixer and conventional oven – as I don’t have a bread machine and don’t care to. will this recipe work?

    May 27th, 2013 11:14 am Reply
    • Terri

      I use my bosch to mix the flour and yogurt together and leave it in over night. Then I add the other ingredients, mix. Sometimes I have to add water but I am very careful not to over do it. Roll out into loaves, let rise and bake. It works wonderfully. I don’t have a bread machine.

      May 27th, 2013 6:14 pm Reply
      • Trisha

        Thank you so much Terri! I’d love to try this recipe. Now I can. :-)

        May 27th, 2013 6:43 pm Reply
        • Dhollis

          Terri- I would like to do this in my oven- but what temperature and how long would the bread need to be baked? Any idea?

          May 28th, 2013 5:38 am Reply
          • Terri

            I cook it at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes. It is a very easy recipe and makes light wonderful loaves.

            May 28th, 2013 9:58 am
      • amy freund

        Thanks, Terri, I’m glad I found your response, this looks very interesting and I am eager to try it!

        May 30th, 2013 9:53 pm Reply
        • Marisol

          Thank you Terri, your responses were exactly what I was looking for also! I don’t want to use the bread machines and their non-stick coatings so the oven method was just what I needed. Thank you kindly!!!

          May 31st, 2013 2:06 pm Reply
          • mardee

            Thanks for the information on baking in an oven. Can’t wait to try this recipe as well!

            June 13th, 2013 8:53 am
      • Sarah

        How long do you mix it on the Bosch and what speed? I have a Universal.

        September 26th, 2013 1:12 pm Reply
  • Cassie

    Hey Sarah!

    My In-Laws have given me a couple 5# cans of Turkey Red Hard Winter Wheat (from Utah…really old stuff!)

    Wondering if you have any recipes that would work with that, and also wondering if I need to soak them before doing anything. I’m soaking illiterate as of right now but really want to try the wheat out!


    May 27th, 2013 10:52 am Reply
  • Erica

    What kind of bread machine is this? I have heard most bread machines can’t handle 100% whole wheat. I’d love one that could!!

    May 27th, 2013 10:41 am Reply
    • Diana

      The machine in the photo is a Morphy Richards. Fabulous brand. I can’t get them here in NZ and have been using my mothers which has a whole wheat function (can’t even see a brand marked on there – must be a cheap one!). I’ve been using this recipe for ages – it’s really easy and yummy.

      May 27th, 2013 5:39 pm Reply
      • Dana B

        I can’t find this one online. I found the company but not that breadmaker. Any other recommendations?

        May 27th, 2013 10:27 pm Reply
  • Diane

    I have not started sourdough baking but it is at the top of my list. Now I am confused. The celiac blog post/link above you write “Abandoning the traditional methods of bread preparation in favor of baker’s yeast would have disastrous effects on people’s health.”
    So is baker’s yeast good for you or bad?

    Thank you for further elaboration.

    May 27th, 2013 10:37 am Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      Baker’s yeast is not in and of itself bad … it is only bad when it is used in place of traditional preparation methods. In this recipe, you use a bit to assist with the rising in the bread machine but the bread is already properly soaked for a period of time to ensure deactivation of anti-nutrients.

      May 27th, 2013 10:44 am Reply
  • Debra

    This is really interesting and indeed helpful. I occasionally bake bread, not as often as I could, but have neglected using the bread machine just because I didn’t really see a way to make a healthier loaf that didn’t come out like a bowling ball! I can’t wait to try this. Thank you for the excellent information.

    May 27th, 2013 10:35 am Reply
  • Anna B

    How great! Could you use kefir (with some whey strained out to make it thicker) instead of the yogurt?

    May 27th, 2013 10:33 am Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      Yes, absolutely.

      May 27th, 2013 10:36 am Reply
  • Donna

    Sarah, have a question… if you sprout your wheat do you also need to soak it?

    May 27th, 2013 10:19 am Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      No you don’t need to soak if you use sprouted flour. I do know a few folks who do both as they say they digest it better with both methods used together.

      May 27th, 2013 10:21 am Reply
  • Mona

    If the flour is fermented, why do you need to add yeast? Also, can this recipe be baked in an oven?

    May 27th, 2013 10:18 am Reply
    • Danielle @ Analytical Mom

      Mona, the yogurt bacteria helps to break down anti-nutrients in the flour, but it doesn’t leaven it like a sourdough starter would. So the soaked flour will just be a pasty glob after the 18-24 hours, not a risen loaf like with a sourdough. I am planning to attempt this recipe in an oven and see how it goes!

      May 27th, 2013 1:35 pm Reply
      • Mona

        Thanks, let me know how it turns out :)

        I’m new to traditional cooking methods so still trying to get acquainted with it all. What’s in a sourdough starter?

        May 27th, 2013 1:56 pm Reply
    • Megan

      im doing in my kitchin aid and over. I used for a Jordan Rubin muffin recipe..carrots culture instead of yogurt. worked good. sure could have used lemon or cider vinegar but yogurt has probiotics too so tried it.

      May 28th, 2013 8:29 am Reply
  • susan brueck

    we make all our bread including sourdough. I wanted to know if I can use organic sage honey in place of the molasses?

    And what roll does arrowroot play in this recipe?

    May 27th, 2013 10:17 am Reply
    • Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

      When you soak flour, it breaks down the gluten which makes the bread much more delicate in texture … the arrowroot adds a bit of firmness to the loaf.

      May 27th, 2013 10:22 am Reply

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