Vegan Herb Bread with Oregano & Cumin

CategoryBreakfast, Side DishDifficultyIntermediate

This is a simple vegan herb bread with no added oil. This is my favorite bread recipe; simple enough that it should just work but with a great taste.

Yields32 Servings
Prep Time3 hrs 30 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time4 hrs 5 mins

Ground Ingredients
 ½ cup flaxseed (optional)
 ½ cup oregano (optional)
 ¼ cup cumin (optional)
Other Dry Ingredients
 6 cups brown flour
 ¼ cup black sesame (optional)
 3 tbsp instant yeast
 1 tbsp table salt

Preparation
1

Blend the flaxseed, oregano and cumin, and set to one side

2

Place the flour in a large mixing bowl, and add yeast

3

Mix the yeast with the flour, then add all other dry ingredients (blended ingredients and salt)

4

Mix thoroughly, then mix some more.

5

Make a well in the center then start slowly adding water

6

Work the dough until the moisture is distributed and has enough moisture to be a little sticky

7

Separate the dough into 2 equal portions

8

Transfer one portion of the dough to a work surface lightly dusted with flour

9

Add a little more flour if dough is too sticky to knead, but otherwise you want it as moist as possible

10

Knead for 10 minutes, then repeat with the 2nd dough portion

Proofing
11

Place the dough portions on two plates and set aside for 2 hours

12

Knock back and shape the dough, and transfer to baking tray(s)

13

Set aside for 1 hour

Baking
14

Preheat your oven to 200 Celsius / 390 Fahrenheit.

15

Bake Bread for 30-35 minutes (Exact baking time depends heavily on your oven and the size/shape of the loaves)

16

Remove bread from oven and cool on a wire rack

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice

Servings 32


Amount Per Serving
Calories 105.42
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.51g4%
Saturated Fat 0.31g2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 224.42mg10%
Potassium 141.93mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 18.53g7%
Dietary Fiber 3.96g16%
Sugars 0.18g
Protein 4.31g9%

Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 10.7%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin E 1.7%
Vitamin K 6.6%
Thiamin 19.6%
Riboflavin 5.6%
Niacin 8.8%
Vitamin B6 7.0%
Folate 10.4%
Vitamin B12 0%
Pantothenic Acid 3.2%
Phosphorus 11.6%
Magnesium 12.6%
Zinc 6.2%
Selenium 21.6%
Copper 9.3%
Manganese 53.7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

Ground Ingredients
 ½ cup flaxseed (optional)
 ½ cup oregano (optional)
 ¼ cup cumin (optional)
Other Dry Ingredients
 6 cups brown flour
 ¼ cup black sesame (optional)
 3 tbsp instant yeast
 1 tbsp table salt

Directions

Preparation
1

Blend the flaxseed, oregano and cumin, and set to one side

2

Place the flour in a large mixing bowl, and add yeast

3

Mix the yeast with the flour, then add all other dry ingredients (blended ingredients and salt)

4

Mix thoroughly, then mix some more.

5

Make a well in the center then start slowly adding water

6

Work the dough until the moisture is distributed and has enough moisture to be a little sticky

7

Separate the dough into 2 equal portions

8

Transfer one portion of the dough to a work surface lightly dusted with flour

9

Add a little more flour if dough is too sticky to knead, but otherwise you want it as moist as possible

10

Knead for 10 minutes, then repeat with the 2nd dough portion

Proofing
11

Place the dough portions on two plates and set aside for 2 hours

12

Knock back and shape the dough, and transfer to baking tray(s)

13

Set aside for 1 hour

Baking
14

Preheat your oven to 200 Celsius / 390 Fahrenheit.

15

Bake Bread for 30-35 minutes (Exact baking time depends heavily on your oven and the size/shape of the loaves)

16

Remove bread from oven and cool on a wire rack

Vegan Bread with Oregano & Cumin

The time needed to proof the dough is variable, and the times I have suggested are conservative. Feel free to cut the time a little short if your family or other matters need your attention. Also, there is no harm in adding an extra hour or two if you need to go out unexpectedly. The whole process can be slowed by putting the dough in your fridge if needed.

Notes About the Bread Ingredients

I have marked all ingredients other than flour,yeast, and salt as optional in the recipe. Please keep in mind that as you change the recipe, this will affect both cooking times and ideal temperature. If you make a more plain bread you should use a higher temperature.

To keep costs down, I like to shop at a baking supplier. Depending on where you live you may do better at a supermarket. You should store your yeast in the freezer where it will be good for months (at least).

Baking bread fills the house with a fantastic aroma. If you use oregano and cumin, you will step this up to a whole new level. You will attract hungry people to the kitchen.

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