Sarah Snacks Go-To Sandwich Bread

1 cup warm water (110 F)
2 teaspoons organic sugar
2 teaspoons yeast
2 Tablespoons canola oil
2 Tablespoons agave nectar (optional, but tasty if you want a honey-wheat type bread)
1 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour (I like King Arthur)
1 1/2 cup organic bread flour (again, King Arthur)
1 Tablespoon wheat gluten
1 teaspoon salt


Into the bread machine goes the warm water, sugar, and yeast. 

Let proof for 10 minutes (you can just add it in with the flours if you want, but I really think you get a better rise on the bread if you proof the yeast first- especially since it’s mostly 100% whole wheat!)

Once the yeast is proofed, add in the rest of the ingredients according to your bread machines instructions- mine says to do wet ingredients first, then dry.

I set my machine to sandwich bread with a light crust.  And this will be a 1 to 1 1/2 lb loaf.

Let the bread machine do its thang.

(trick to slicing a loaf of sandwich bread... let it cool COMPLETELY before slicing.  I know it's hard to wait, but you'll get more even slices and they won't fall apart as you slice!  Also make sure to use a bread knife!)