Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Just in time for Whole Grains Sampling Day On March 27th

Makes 2 loaves. 


2 cups (1 lb.) filtered water at 110°F
¼ cup (1.75 oz) Olive oil, lemon infused
½ cup (5.5 oz) Molasses or Honey
2 Tablespoons (1 oz) Vanilla
2 Tablespoons (0.5 oz) Orange Zest
1 teaspoon (0.15 oz) Sea Salt
8 (2 lb.) cups Panhandle Milling Whole Wheat Flour
1 ½ Tablespoons (½ oz) Red Star Active Dry Yeast

Cinnamon Filling:

2 Tablespoons (0.5 oz) Ground Cinnamon
1/2 cup (4 oz) Butter
1/2 cup (3.5 oz) Organic Coconut Palm Sugar


Wash and sanitize all work surfaces and tools. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sea salt, and cinnamon. Measure water, oil, molasses or honey, vanilla, and orange zest into a mixer fitted with the dough hook. Add the yeast using only half the flour and adding yeast last.  Mix gently on speed 1 until the flour is moistened. Continue mixing on speed 2, adding salt and remaining flour until the dough comes away from the sides and bottom of bowl. Knead 4-5 minutes.

At the end of mixing, form into a ball and place in a gallon-sized bowl. Cover with plastic and allow to raise about 30 minutes. Deflate dough.

On a floured counter-top, roll the dough into rectangle 6 inches by 24 inches, about ½ inch thick.  Spread a thin layer of softened butter over the rectangle. Sprinkle the butter with cinnamon and coconut sugar.  Roll into a tight log and pinch the seam and ends closed.  Cut the roll in half.

Pinch the open ends closed.  Place 1/2 of the roll in a greased loaf pan. Repeat with the second loaf.

Allow to raise, covered with plastic for 30-45 minutes until the loaf reaches the lip of the pan (doubled in size).  Just before baking, cut three slashes in the top of the loaf.

Heat oven to 350° F. Wash and sanitize hands and work surfaces again. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until at least 190° internal temperature. Cool. Frost or decorate if desired.

Find more wonderful whole, ancient and sprouted grain formulas at PanhandleMilling.com

Shared by Chef Stephanie Petersen, Panhandle Milling Company, a HomeBaking.org member.

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