1 1/4 c lukewarm water
2 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
1/4 c honey or maple syrup
3 1/4 c King Arthur 100% Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 c sunflower, flax or sesame seeds
1 tbsp Vital Wheat Gluten
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
By bread machine: Place ingredients in a 1 1/2 to 2 lb. bread machine bucket in the order above. Select basic bread or dough cycle and press start. If you choose to make dough, remove from the machine at the end of the cycle and shape and bake as directed below.
By hand: Mix water, oil and sweetener in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine flour, seeds, gluten, salt and yeast; add to the liquids gradually, stirring until the dough holds together. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and just slightly tacky — about 8 to 10 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in volume, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 35 minutes or until an instant read thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf reads 190°F. Remove the bread from the oven, remove it from the pan and cool on a rack.
Yield: 1 loaf