I love homemade bread, but since going whole-foods plant-based I’ve had to alter my original recipe a little so it doesn’t use oil. This oil-free 100% whole wheat vegan bread machine recipe is a whole foods, plant-based way to make fresh bread right at home.
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What Makes This Vegan Bread Machine Recipe Great
I love this whole wheat bread machine recipe because like all bread maker recipes, it’s almost totally hands off! This vegan bread is packed with fiber and nutrition! Being oil-free means it is a much healthier alternative to store-bought bread. This bread machine recipe is:
100% whole wheat
All vegan: dairy-free, egg-free, and uses no honey
Easy to make
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Isn’t Bread Already Vegan?
Not always. Especially with whole wheat bread, you will find ingredients like honey, milk, and eggs mixed in. My bread uses all vegan ingredients that are not only easy to find but really inexpensive as well.
What Ingredients Do You Need to Make Homemade Bread?
The ingredient list for this vegan bread machine recipe is quite small actually. For this whole wheat bread you will need:
plant milk (I used unsweetened soy)
fancy molasses (don’t use black-strap, the taste is too strong)
whole wheat flour (no need to use bread flour, the regular whole wheat works well)
bread machine yeast (Do not use traditional yeast. It won’t work in the bread maker)
What Type of Flour to use in the Bread Maker
For this recipe, I am using plain whole wheat flour. You don’t need to use a whole wheat flour specifically designed for bread.
What’s the Difference Between Bread Machine Yeast, Instant Yeast and Traditional Yeast?
Essentially bread machine yeast and instant yeast are the same things. The main difference between these two products is how they are packaged. Instant yeast is usually found in pre-portioned packages, used for recipes like pizza dough, but you can use them in the bread maker as well-as long as you use the correct amount.
Traditional yeast is larger granules compared to instant and bread machine yeast. This is why when you are making bread in a bread maker or bread machine you need to use bread machine yeast. Traditional yeast will not dissolve properly in the recipe and your bread will not turn out properly.
Fancy Molasses VS Black Strap Molasses
For this recipe, we will be using fancy molasses. Blackstrap molasses is basically fancy molasses cooked down and reduced further. This means it has a much more robust flavor and less sugar than fancy molasses. Be sure to use the fancy molasses for this bread machine recipe.
How to Make 100% Whole Wheat Oil-Free Vegan Bread in a Bread Maker
Every bread maker is different in that the order you add your ingredients is determined by the manufacturer. For me, I use the Sunbeam Bread Maker. I love this little guy! It gives me a few options for the size of the loaf I want to make, and how dark the crust will be when the bread is finished.
This recipe is for a 2-pound loaf. I always select a “medium” crust.
To make this recipe, simply add your ingredients into the bread pan in the order recommended by your bread maker. Then select the whole wheat cycle and close the lid! That’s it!
Once you are a little more confident, then this bread knife is great because you don’t need to go through the hassle of unboxing and plugging in your electric knife.
Watch this video over on my YouTube channel. I show you how to properly slice your bread there. The bread recipe is a different version of this one. It’s still vegan (of course!) but it does contain oil.
I hope you guys fall in love with this easy vegan bread machine recipe. Whole wheat bread is such a warm and comforting addition to your family meals.
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Megan Kerry is a Vegan Lifestyle Educator and Licensed Practical Nurse. Her content focuses on vegan recipes and ethical living. She is a mom of four children, a long time vegan, and an even longer time foodie. She loves veganizing any and all dishes and sharing her recipes and lifestyle tips with all of you!