No-Knead Whole Wheat Chia Bread
Crusty no-knead whole wheat chia bread is loaded with seeds and oats but requires minimal prep work and no kneading! Assemble the dough in just a few minutes! Vegan.
whole wheat flour
vital wheat gluten
Combine all the dry ingredients except wheat bran in a large bowl.
Add water to the dry ingredients, mix the dough just until all the flour is blended.
Cover and put the bowl somewhere warm where it won't be disturbed for 12 hours. When it's ready, it will be covered with tiny air bubbles and doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Fold the dough over a few times and put it back in the bowl. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
While the dough is rising put the
dutch oven (with lid)
into the oven for 30 minutes to heat up.
Carefully, sprinkle wheat bran into the bottom of the hot pot. Put the dough into the pot and add any additional seeds or toppings you want, and replace the lid. Bake for 30 minutes, covered.
Remove the lid and continue baking for 20 additional minutes. Carefully remove the pot from the oven. Take the bread out of the hot pot and put on a cooling rack for 1 hour.
Once cooled, slice and enjoy.