The first time I had bread made by my friend Anne, I didn’t believe her when she said it was 100% whole wheat.
I mean, I believed her, because why would she lie? But the bread looked and tasted so much like my grandma’s bread that was most definitely not whole wheat. And the only whole wheat breads I’d had before that were very dense and strong flavored. Anne’s whole wheat bread was light (both in color and in density) and had a most delicious flavor!
She told me that the “secret” to her delicious whole wheat bread was two things:
- She used white wheat instead of traditional red wheat flour. The white wheat gave the bread a milder flavor and light golden color. (Up until this conversation, I never even knew that there were different kinds of wheat. So what that I grew up in Kansas?)
- She bought wheat as a whole grain and ground it into flour herself. That made the flour much more delicious and healthy.
Well, blow me over. I’d never heard of such things. But I guarantee you right then and there that I wanted to buy some of that grain she was talking about and grind my own flour too.
I started saving up for a grain mill. (Anne recommended a Nutrimill.) When I finally had enough, I bought this beauty:
Since then, we’ve gone through thousands of pounds of wheat and made many wonderful whole grain baked goods. I prefer Hard White Wheat for yeast breads and Soft White Wheat for everything else. Everything tastes so much better with freshly ground flour! (Read more information about varieties of wheat and my preferences here.)
I grind more than wheat. My Nutrimill grinds corn, kamut, spelt, hulled buckwheat, oat groats, hully barley, triticalae (though I have no idea what that is!), rye, brown rice, wild rice, popcorn, sorghum, soybeans, split peas, and dried beans. Now that’s one amazing machine!
When I started making my own Whole Wheat Bread consistently, I used this recipe. It’s easy enough, but requires that I block out a few hours for mixing, kneading, rising, kneading, shaping, and baking. No biggie. It’s homemade bread. It’s delicious and worth the effort.
But then last year I discovered Stir-and-Pour Bread. I’m at a time in my life that if there’s a way to make anything simpler (without compromising flavor and health), I absolutely jump on it. The Stir-and-Pour Bread tastes just the same as my old Whole Wheat Bread recipe, but it’s practically effortless to make.
I’ll stick with the Stir-and-Pour Bread, loving the fact that all I have to do is stir the ingredients, let the dough rest, then pour it in a pan to bake. It takes very little time and practically no energy. Talk about SIMPLE!
This Stir-and-Pour Bread is a perfect compliment to the Simple Recipes I’ve shared lately and without a doubt, is wonderful to serve with most of our Simple Meals options!
Go get the Stir-and-Pour Bread Recipe!!
But first…how would you like a chance to win your very own Nutrimill? It’s worth $264 (but is on sale right now for just $219, so take note of that!). This appliance has saved us hundreds of dollars in the years we’ve had it (actually, probably more like thousands at this point), so it is well worth the investment. Put it on your list. Ask for one for Christmas. And do me a favor. Buy it from Paula’s Bread.
Paula is a dear lady, running a small but thriving online business. I’ve been working with her for years and years. Her price is just as good (if not better) than her bigger competition, and what she offers in customer service can’t be matched. You will love working with Paula!
Let’s all give Paula a round of applause because she’s the one giving away a Nutrimill this week. Told you you’d love her!
So let’s review.
Stir and Pour Bread is amazingly simple and tasty (and did I mention that it’s so easy a 3-year old can make it?). This bread is a perfect supplement to many of our Simple Meals, and you definitely want to join all of us who are enjoying Simple Meals! Finally, Paula is giving away a Nutrimill. You will LOVE baking with freshly ground flour!
Enter to win a Nutrimill in the rafflecopter below! I’ll draw a random winner on Wednesday, November 9.
I was just recently pouring over Nutrimills online (for the umpteenth time) and thinking I might finally pull the trigger on one. Would be SO excellent to win one! Thanks for the chance!
I need to make some bread anyway and kindergartener + potty training toddler + nursing baby = this sounds like the perfect recipe for today! :-)
I would LOVE to win one of these!!! :)
I have been considering purchasing one of these! What a great giveaway!
I would love to win this. It would be great gift for my parents, and I’ll make sure to include the stir and pour recipes. And I’m sure I’d get to eat some tasty bread from it too. And stir and pour bread baked by someone else is even less effort than making it yourself.
I would love to win this! And I’m so excited about Simple Meals! It’s just the meal planning kick start that I need!
I’d love to win the Nutrimill! Please pick me :)!!
Karen H. says
Thank you to Laura and Paula!
How exciting. Thank you for the opportunity to win!
Love your blog.
Thank you, Paula, for this giveaway!
I would love to win this!
I make bread all the time, a Nutrimill would be fabulous!
I love making my own whole wheat bread, but always use half white flour or it’s just too dense. I would love to grind my own wheat and see what a difference it would make.
This is so cool! What an Awesome giveaway!!
susan smoaks says
I am very excited about this giveaway. I have been wanting one of these and I will use it all the time if I am the lucky winner.
Stacy L says
What a great giveaway!
I would love to win one of these! I have wanted to start grinding my own grains for a while now but I just can’t pull the trigger.
What a great give away. It would be very nice to win this.
I would love to win! Thank you!
This sounds lovely!
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to win this mill.
Wow, that’s a nice giveaway!
(I love the stir & pour bread, and my kids do too. I make it all the time.)
I’ve been wanting a NutraMill forever, but it doesn’t make the budget priority right now. I’d love to win one!
I would love to have a Nutrimill, but it looks like the only way I’ll get one is to win it! : )
I love baking bread! Have wanted a grain mill for a long time. Thanks for a chance to win.
I would love to win one of these. My son is allergic to nuts and sometimes it is hard to find different flours that aren’t processed with nuts.
Kathy T says
It would be amazing to win this! Thank you for the give away!!
Love all your recipes, Laura! Would love to win this!
Milah Phillips says
I am excited for the chance to win a Nutramill! I have been wanting one for a long time :)
Thanks for doing giveaways!
Sarah H says
I dream of owning a Nutrimill but for now, it’s not in the budget…some day!
I would love to win a nutrimill!
This food allergy family would be blessed. Thank you for offering this opportunity.
Frieda Bensing says
I really want to win!
Tanks so much for the giveaway! Would love to win!
Lauren McCray says
Would love to win! we love making homemade bread :)
Thanks ladies for the give away!
This would be such a blessing for our family and I’ve got wheat berries ready to grind!
Kim F. says
I would love to win the mill! My daughter makes the stir-and-pour bread and it is so good.
Would love a chance to win!
Jane J. says
This would be a great thing to win!
Jenny Z says
I would love to win!
Jenny Z says
I signed up for the newsletter!
Great giveaway! I have been meaning to try this recipe, too!
Simple bread recipe? Sounds delicious! Winning sounds delicious too ;)
Nicole S says
Thank you for all you do!
What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to enter :-)
Thanks for the opportunity!
Diane G says
Thanks for the giveaway.
Does it grind einkorn also?? Thanks for the chance to win!
I also signed up for her email!
I would love to win this!
I love my grain mill and would love to win this for my daughter…so I don’t have to keep grinding wheat for her! ????
Kelley Franks says
Thanks for the opportunity! I love milling my own flour and baking fresh, delicious bread!
Dawn Harmon says
Would LOVE to win!
I have been wanting to try grinding my own wheat for years! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
I signed up for the newsletter. Thank you for the giveaway.
I really want to win this so I can make my bread with my own ground flour. I am trying to eat better and this will help. Thank you and Paula for the giveaway.
I have been eyeing the nutrimill, would love to win it!
Thank you for opportunity!
This would be a great addition to my kitchen!
I have gotten out of the habit of making bread but your stir and pour recipe inspires me to try again. I would love to win this for my mom. I’m always grinding wheat for her so then she could have her own!
Tammy Feathers says
Hope to win!
Charity Ivicsics says
This would be a great product to have! Thanks!!
C. Webb says
I’d love to win a Nutrimill. I’ve heard good things about them.
Sandy in Ohio says
Excited to try the stir and pour bread. Thanks for the giveaway!
Wow! This would be great for our family to use! Hope to win it! :)
What a great giveaway! I would love to win!
I have made the transition to store bought whole wheat flour but would love to grind my own with a Nutrimill!
This is such a cool giveaway – winning would put my light years ahead in my efforts to eat healthier!
Michelle L. says
i have wanted a Nutrimill for years! I am super excited about this giveaway!Thanks for offering it.
What a lovely giveaway!
Kim Kelly says
We have made this bread before and it IS super easy and delicious!! We made it the first time you posted it and we totally loved the sweet video of the little chef making it. Adorable!
Anna Chan says
this would be a fun, new toy.
april e says
I love this bread recipe, the only way I will make bread now. Also signed up for paula newsletter. Would love to win.
Karen L says
I would love to win a grain mill. I have looked at buying one several times over the past ten years but could never quite bring myself to spend that much on a small appliance.
Love your recipes Laura! Love Paula’s website!
Would love to win this!
Shirley Martin says
Angel Dale says
Looks great! My son and I love making bread together on Sunday afternoons!
Teresa Pester says
I’ve been finally back to making my own bread again-much to the delight of my family! I would love to start grinding my own flour-this mill would be wonderful to win! Thanks for your blog too! Love what you do and share!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Tami Lewis says
U have no idea how excited I am to win this!! I had a grainmill and used it daily but it broke!! So now I can’t make the bread I used to…hence why I want to win!
Mary Buzzell says
I would love to win this! Thank you Laura and Paula!
Tara G. says
Winning this would be perfect for my family of nine!
Would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this Nutrimill! Have wanted one for years but have yet to be able to work it into the budget.
Sue D says
I have been wanting one of these for years–thanks for the chance.
Such a generous giveaway! Thank you!!
Thank you for the chance to win!
Charlotte Moore says
What a nice appliance to give away. Thanks for the chance to enter. I need to try this stir and pour bread. All I have made is the other whole wheat bread. It does take time.
How cool! Thanks for the opportunity.
I really enjoy your blog! I’m always excited about your recipes and I’m very excited for the chance to win a grain mill! “Thank you” to you and Paula!!! :)
Mary Beth Elderton says
I would be thrilled to win this! And I am thrilled to see such an easy bread recipe!
Awesome giveaway! I want to try and do more with bean flours as I have some kids who can’t handle gluten. This would be a great way to experiment.
Jessica Russell says
Would be great to win!!
Abigail Cochran says
Oh my! I would love to win this! Been wanting a grain mill for a long time now.
I love kneading dough…but I will definitely try this recipe. Thanks for the giveaway! We grind our wheat by hand, and could sure use a break! :)
Angie Morris says
Thank you for the opportunity!
I would absolutely LOVE to have one of these! Great giveaway!
Thanks for the opportunity to will this grain mill. It would be a great addition to my whole foods kitchen!
I would love to win this grain mill. Thanks for the chance!
I’ve heard great things about the Nutrimill and I would love to win!
Jodi Meder says
I have always wanted a NutraMill but didn’t have the extra money for it… Would love to win one!!
Kristie Anderson says
So excited for the opportunity to win.
It would be fun to use a Nutrimill for making bread.
I would love to win the Nutrimill Grain Mill! I love homemade bread :)
This would be wonderful! I have been using whole grain flours but this would make our breads so much better!
Thank you for the giveaway! I’d love to win! This is something I’ve wanted for a long time.
Amy Villarreal says
I would love to have a Nutrimill. Thanks for the opportunity.
Kendra Mills says
a Nutrimill isnt in the budget, but i would love to win one! thanks for the chance, Laura.. and Paula!
I’ve been wanting to try home ground bread for such a long time. Thanks for the chance to win!
Jane Gram says
I love Stir and Pour bread…it’s a family favorite.
I love your recipes!!
Dee Johnson says
This is awesome! Nutrimill is such a great brand too!
Jacqueline Russell says
I NEED this in my life!!
BUSY MOM IN AL says
Thank you for the opportunity! I would love to have one of these in my kitchen. :)
Thank you for the chance to win!!
Marilyn Keim says
Would love to win this mill. Love homemade bread!!
K Ann Guinn says
Thanks so much for the reminder to try the bread again (plus some of your delicious variations), and especially for the opportunity to win this wonderful grain-grinding tool!
Bless you, Laura! I always enjoy your posts! :o)
Tamela Camp says
I would love to win this! Thanks so much for offering it! Love your blog!
November is my birthday month…..Yay me! This would make the best of gifts to receive. Would love to win this. Thanks for the chance……Fingers crossed…………………
Tamela Camp says
Signed up for Paula’s newsletter!
Louise Smith says
I would love to win this grain mill. I looking forward to trying the stir and pour bread.
I am a current subscriber to Paula’s Bread.
I’m super excited at the prospect of winning this nutrimill!
THANKS!! Appreciate the opportunity.
I’ve worn out my first Nutrimill & am working on my second. I use mine several times a day. What a great give-away!
Terry B. says
I would love to win a Nutrimill on my birthday! I tried the stir and pour bread, but it was a bit too dense for me.
I would LOVE to own a grain mill!
Donna Welter says
What a great prize to have a chance to win. would love to do baking with fresh ground flour. thanks
Would love to win!! Thanks for always having such fun giveaways : )
Just coming by your website looking for the Stir and Pour bread, and here is a giveaway for a wheat grinder, YESSS!!! I made the stir and pour bread on Sunday and it’s gone by today~ Wednesday!! We used whole wheat flour from the store….but maybe that’s not going to be long lived with this giveaway! :) Love it!
I would love to win this! I always use whole wheat and prefer it over white flour. It would be great to grind my own fresh! Thanks for the chance.
Yay, what a fun giveaway!
I would love to taste the difference this makes in making bread. I’m glad for the opportunity to win one! Yay me!
Thanks for the opportunity! I really enjoy and appreciate your website.
Ruthie Clanton says
Love simple and easy~
Excited about the opportunity to win a nutrimil :)
Okay, gonna be honest here…I’ve been using bread machines to make my bread. People always have one hidden in a closet but never want to just donate it because they spent so much money on it and then finally they send it my way…currently have 3 of them and loving them! I love how it doesn’t heat up the house to bake my daily bread and my family just loves the freshness!
I’ve been baking your stir and pour bread since you first posted it. It is a life changer! Btwn working 60 hours a week and managing 4 children under 6 years old, it’s the only way I can make homemade bread! One day I will take the next steps to grinding my own flour, this is an awesome giveaway!
Tried the recipe sometime back and it was so easy and so good. A permanent one in my recipe file for sure!
Courtney O. says
Super excited about this!
April in Idaho says
Love making bread, love eating it too……..thank you for making the give away available .
GOD bless to you and your family.
Heavenly Homemakers is a treasure trove of easy, real food recipes. I use them often! Thanks for the chance to win.
Vickie Houser says
I do love your blogs – always such great information and recipes. Thanks for all you do!
I make my own bread and would love to make the switch to freshly ground grains! Thanks for the giveaway!
This would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s kitchen! Thank you Paula for the give away.
I have had this on my wish list for years!
Anna Chan says
oh, I just love giveaways, especially if I win
I would love to win this and use it for all of your wonderful recipes. My family loves bread and we go through 2-3 loves a week. I can’t imagine getting to make my own healthy, delicious bread.
Wonderful giveaway! My grain mill is dying……..
Brenda Jahnke says
What a great giveaway! I would love to win this and I have been wanting to try the recipe since I saw it on your site awhile back!
I’d really like to win this. A lot. I long for it.
I have been wanting one for a long, long time! I also signed up for Paula’s newsletter. Thank you!
Courtney Baggett says
I would LOVE to win this amazing Nutrimill! I have been thinking about getting one for years!
An fantastic give away for sure! Would be ecstatic to win one…I use white whole wheat flour for almost all my baking and buy it in 5 lb bags…this would be so economical! I didn’t realize there was hard white wheat and soft white wheat.
Mom in NJ says
Would love to try it.
What a great giveaway! I have been looking at these for quite awhile now trying to decide if I would purchase one or not.
Yay!!!!! So excited for this. Would be awesome to win.
I would love a grain mill! I am looking into grinding my own flour!
How exciting! I just told my husband tonight that I’m considering grinding my own wheat but wasn’t sure I could justify the price! Thanks so much for this opportunity!
I have wanted a grain mill for a long time! Thank you for the giveaway!
Thanks for this giveaway!
Would love to win for the gf flours I make.
WOW ~ what a generous giveaway! Our family would LOVE putting this to work!
I love this blog! It would be a huge blessing to win the grain mill!
Angela Wezowicz says
I would love to win of these! If not I plan to save my money to buy one.
Fresh ground wheat is the best!
I’ve been hoping to get one of these ever since you first wrote about them. It just always seems to years in the future before I will…
I remember as a child I went to my grandfathers home , my Papa with my mother and they had a consultant there with a wheat grinder machine , she demonstrated the large wheat machine and it smelled so good while and after she was grinding the wheat and she made me and my mama whole wheat herb rolls!!!!!! Yummy!
They were the best rolls we ever had. I can remember right now exactly how good they smelled baking and how delicious they were. !!!! I look at the wheat grinders at my Amish market I go to everytime I go there wishing I had enough money to buy one to have those delicious yummy whole wheat rolls. Thank you Mama for taking me to Papa’s that night , I learned so much and it stayed with me my whole life. I would love to win this awesome machine for grinding wheat. I thank you all for listening to a wonderful memory
Looking forward to trying this bread recipe. Would love to win the nutrimill!!!
I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway.
L. Holcomb says
What a wonderful and generous giveaway!!! It would be a blessing to win!
Would love to try one of these.
So I came on here to hunt down one of your beefy-yummy soups, and found this. What a pleasant distraction! We like bread and I like simple, so, thanks for the win-win!
I would love to win this. I ham starting to learn how to make things for my family that I would have otherwise bought with all the added chemicals and junk and would love to try learning this as well.
would love to win this!
It’s the only bread that I make anymore. Thanks for the recipe!
I recently discovered that I have a local source for grains and have been musing a grain mill purchase. Sure would be exciting to win one!
I’d love this! Thanks for the opportunity.
I would love a Nutrimill!!!
I am so excited. I have been waiting for a Nutrimill giveaway. I want one so desperately. Thanks and good luck everyone.
I love to make homemade bread and would love to have this mill!
How exciting! Thanks for the opportunity!
I would love to try a grain mill!!! Thanks
Such good bread! I’ve always wanted to grind my own flour – here’s hoping :)
Colleen M says
Would love to be a winner! I am just learning about bread making – thanks for the giveaway!
Mitzi Layton says
Have you ever tried mixing your grains for this bread? I have tried a red and white wheat mix that was Devine. I could definitely use the Nutrimill. Crossing my fingers and toes!
Steph Gibson says
My Whisper Mill of 15 years just bit the dust and I would love to replace it with a Nutrimill! Here’s hoping I win! <3
I commented, visited both FB pages and signed up for the newsletter!
Love love love this bread recipe. I have two of my friends now hooked on this too. Who needs to spend hours baking bread when all you need to do is stir and pour. Would love to win the grain mill!!
Yay! Pick me! ????
We’d love to win this! Thank you for the encouragement and great recipes on your blog, and awesome giveaways like this!
Would love to win one of these! Love your simple recipes:)
I’d love to win – and try grinding my own flour!!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I would love to win! Right now I order prairie gold online because none of the stores in Michigan carry it! A Nutrimill would be awesome to have!
This would be a great wedding present!! Two kids getting married:)
Pat Bourret says
You are never too old to learn new ways of cooking and baking. Being 66 yrs old. , I am still learning all the new ways of grinding your own wheat. What a wonderful
Karen D says
I love fresh bread, and freshly ground flour makes it the best! Nutrimill is a great mill.
Sarah Kind says
This is such a great giveaway! I’ve been wanting one since I first read in your blog of the different types of wheat! I love making bread for all my boys, but it seems hit or miss some days and I firmly believe it’s the store bought flour, but we don’t have the funds for a Nutramill right now. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!! Blessings!
This is so cool; thanks to you and Paula! You have converted me to making my own bread – and I am spreading the word and would LOVE to win this to give to my mom for Christmas !
Awesome giveaway. Thanks! If I don’t win, then I’m finally getting one for Christmas.
I’m a long-time fan of HeavenlyHomemakers and whole wheat, both. I’m still using the whisper mill we received from dear friends as a wedding gift, but with nearly 18 years under its belt, I’m starting to look for a backup – we wouldn’t last long with out our grain mill!
Winning a nutrimill would be great. And I am just starting to explore baking my own bread, so it is nice to see a tried and true recipe option
The Stir and Pour bread recipe is so great! My 15 year old daughter makes several loaves a week! We’ve also shared it with several other families that love it! We’ve used it to make cinnamon bread and pizza crusts and it always turns out great!
Would love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity!
I have wanted a NutriMIll for about 8 years now, but have never actually pulled the trigger to get one. I hope I win, but if I don’t, I may go for it now.
I have a bread recipe, but we use spelt, so I’m not sure the Stir-and-Pour Bread would actually work. Maybe I will give it a go :)
Tiffany Weaver says
Would love to win!
Excited about this giveaway!
We’ve made lots of food changes and grinding wheat would be the next step :)
Definitely excited about the giveaway! I even grew my own wheat awhile back, but the manual mill I have is just too much of a pain for this busy momma to pull out on a regular basis.
Thanks also for the recipe!
Janae Field says
Oh please oh please….I so need this!! I go through about 4 loaves a week!
Wow! This looks great. I’m so busy with three little boys but even this seems like something I can do. That you for sharing.
Here’s a great farm I visited that grows organic flour.
I would love to win this so I could really make bread from scratch! Thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Tina Brenize says
I have wanted one of these for a long time. Thanks for the chance!
I would love to win a nutrimill.