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Whole Wheat Bread Bowls

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These crusty whole wheat bread bowls are the perfect companion for a hearty soup on a cold winter day and are simple to make using just a few ingredients and a bread machine.

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I love the smell of freshly baked bread wafting through the house on a rainy, dreary day. Yesterday was actually one of those few and far between days here in Texas. While it wasn’t chilly outside by any stretch of the imagination, the cloudy and rainy sky made it seem that way.

And that’s all I need for an excuse to whip out my trusty ol’ bread maker. I currently use an older version of this machine that my mom gifted me a few years ago. She had it for several years and the only time it ever got used was when I was still living there. No sense in letting a good machine just sit in a cabinet, forgotten!

Whole Wheat Bread Bowls Broccoli Soup

If you keep up with my weekly meal plans you may remember seeing broccoli cheese soup on the menu for dinner last night. And probably the best way to eat said soup is inside a warm, crusty, whole wheat bread bowl, right?

What I love about this recipe is how easy it is! Just a few ingredients, and not much in the way of prep work thanks to the bread machine.

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How to Make Whole Wheat Bread Bowls in a Bread Machine

This recipe is actually very simple, all thanks to using a bread machine! Load up these ingredients in order listed into the bowl of your bread machine. I use an older version of this one and it works beautifully!

  • 1 cup + 3 TBS warm water
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat flour
  • 1 cup Bread flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast, (1 packet)

Select the dough cycle and let the machine do its thing! My dough cycle takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. Your time may vary if using a different machine. Once the time beeps, turn the bread bowl dough out onto a floured surface. I like to use a similar to this pastry mat to roll out dough.

Whole Wheat Dough

Cut the dough into 4 equal parts using a knife or dough cutter. Then roll each section of dough into a ball. Try to make the dough ball taller than they are wide. Cover the dough and let it rise another 30 minutes in a warm place.

Whole Wheat bread bowls

Once they have risen, lightly brush the tops of the bread bowls with an egg wash. Then bake the whole wheat bread bowls at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. They are done baking when the tops are golden brown. Let the bread bowls cool before cutting the tops off and removing the middle parts of the bread bowl.

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Whole Wheat Bread Bowls

Yield: 4 bread bowls
Dough Cycle: 2 hours 15 minutes
Rise Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes

These crusty whole wheat bread bowls are the perfect companion for a hearty soup on a cold winter day and are simple to make using just a few ingredients and a bread machine.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup + 3 TBS warm water
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat flour
  • 1 cup Bread flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast, (1 packet)
  • 1 egg white

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a bread machine, combine all of the ingredients minus egg white in the order listed.
  2. Select the dough cycle on your bread machine and hit run. It will take around 2 hours 15 minutes to complete.
  3. Once the cycle is complete, turn out the bread dough onto a floured surface, and roll out slightly.
  4. Cut the dough into 4 equal parts
  5. Roll each part into a ball that is taller than it is wide and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Cover the dough balls and let them rise for about 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  8. Brush the tops of the bread bowls with an egg white wash.
  9. Bake the dough for 15-20 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
  10. To serve the bread bowls, cut off the tops and scoop out some of the inside. Leave the sides and bottom in tact.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving Calories 404Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 70gFiber 8gSugar 1gProtein 14g

Nutrition values are automatically calculated by third-party software using global standards. Please note that values can vary based on product brands and different nutritional calculators. The values stated here are only for a basic reference and are not evaluated by medical or nutritional professionals.

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