Vegan Maple Whole-Wheat Bread
3 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees)
3 Tablespoons maple syrup
2 envelopes active dry yeast (1/4 ounce each)
Around 4 1/2 cups bread flour, plus more for dusting
Around 4 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup ground flax seed
2 Tablespoons salt
1/4 cup Vegetable oil, plus more for bowl and pans
After the hour has passed, punch down and turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Separate into two pieces, cover with a towel and allow to rest for 10 minutes. When 10 minutes are up, uncover and flatten into a rectangle and roll up. Pinch the seams together and tucking in the ends. Spray two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray or grease with oil and place the shaped loaves into the pans. Cover the tops of each loaf evenly with oatmeal. Put in a warm spot and allow to rise for 30 to 45 minutes more.
Bake at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes.