Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Orange Glazed Whole Wheat Pull Apart Bread

Yum!! Not only is this whole wheat bread (from the recipe I posted yesterday), it's also pretty healthy as far as pull apart, snack type breads go. I brought this out along with ice cold glasses of milk for our mid-morning homeschool snack. Some carbohydrates to keep us going :)

I'm always looking for ways to sneak in more whole grain and this was another good one. Whole grains are so important- they provide essential fiber, nutrients and they keep you fuller, longer. White flour will always have a place in my kitchen- there are just a few things that I make for special occasions that require it. But, for everyday cooking and baking, whole grains are my new normal.

Grind up some flour and make your favorite recipe for bread dough. I'll wait here until you're ready.

Ready? Ok, roll out your dough and spread it with softened butter or brush it with melted coconut oil. Sprinkle on sugar and cinnamon. Roll the whole thing up jelly roll style. Slice into pieces. What size and how many pieces is up to you. I did pretty small pieces and just tossed them into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown and remove from the oven. Let the pull apart bread sit in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and put onto a serving platter or plate.

I used a glaze of 1/2 cup powderes sugar, 1 tablespoon orange juice and enough milk to make a smooth, drizzling consistency. Drizzle over the loaf and enjoy :)


Gina said...

Wow! That is completely beautiful! I love baking bread as gifts and this one looks over the top ooey gooey wonderful! The things I never think of... putting the buns in a loaf pan. I love it! Thanks for posting! Your recipes are always super awesome!

I am dreaming of a wheat grinder... one of these days!

Charley Cooke said...

It's SO GOOD! A wheat grinder is a super great investment, but remember that you can make this with whole wheat from the store too! This would be a nice gift, I'll have to remember that!