Homemade Wheat Bread

What you will need:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 packet dry active yeast
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour


Test to make sure the yeast is active.

Add honey to mixing bowl, followed by salt peanut oil.

Now add bread flour.

Whisk in eggs.

Add oats, bulgur wheat and sunflower seeds to bowl.

Add 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour.

Sprinkle white and wheat flour on work surface in equal portions.

Knead bread.

Let rise for 30 minutes in a bowl.

Roll the risen dough into 1-2 inch balls. Place on baking sheet and cover. Let rise for an additional 30 minutes.

Add whisked egg to the top of each roll.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 325° F.

Cindy Says

  • Testing yeast for activity is easy. Add water and yeast packet to a large mixing bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. If the yeast starts rising to the surface of the water it is active.
  • Add just enough bread flour to make the mixture pasty. Look for elasticity in the mixture. Remember, there is no such thing as over mixing bread!
  • Place a towel over the top of a bowl of rising dough for better results.
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Cindy Gershen (Founder & Vice Chair)
Cindy Gershen is a well-known and respected advocate for healthy living. Cindy opened the Sunrise Cafe & Bakery in 1981, serving comfort food 'like Mom used to make." The cafe quickly outgrew its location and Cindy opened the Sunrise Bistro as a full service sit-down restaurant to compliment the successful cafe. Sunrise is about giving the customer what they want, from healthy and wholesome menu options to smart recipes without added sugar and salt. After having a stroke in 2001, Cindy lost and has kept off over 90 pounds. She is passionate about sharing the lessons of healthy diet and exercise she has learned and condenses that information into simple, practical solutions that people can use everyday. She often speaks and demonstrates cooking with local businesses and organizations to share her tips for healthy eating and its effects on productivity in the workplace and school environment. Cindy spearheaded the Walnut Creek Wellness City Challenge in 2005. Cindy Gershen is married to Dr Lance Gershen and together have 8 children and presently 9 grandchildren and 2 on the way.