Soy Bean Bread (Bread Machine)

I do have a big bag of organic soy beans in my pantry and I never use them. Even if you soak them they have to cook for a very long time and I am not patient enough for that. I finally decided to give them a change by cooking them all at once and freezing the leftovers. That saved so much time! I soaked them for two days and then I baked them with a geneous pinch of baking soda. Soda shortens the cooking time a lot. But it also makes the beans produce a lot of foam.  If you add a spash of olive oil to the pot right after you added the baking soda, the foaming stops immediately.

Soy Bean Bread (makes one loaf)

240g whole wheat flour (2 cups)
100g whole rye flour (1 cup)
1 tablespoon margarine or oil
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dried thyme, or to taste
180 ml (3/4 cup) water, luke warm
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
125g (3/4 cup) cooked soy beans

Put all the ingredients except from the beans into your bread machine. Add the beans after the first cycle. Programme: normal


  • textual bulldog
    10 years ago

    cool bread! it looks herby and delicious.

  • Ashasarala
    10 years ago

    I have the same exact problem! I tired to make soy milk from scratch a few months ago. It came out utterly disgusting. The ‘tofu’ flavour was too strong. So now I have two containers of soy beans sitting in my corner, being neglected.

    You have now given me inspiration to do something with them!

    As my mum always said, ‘waste not, want not’!

  • Hannah
    10 years ago

    What a creative way to sneak some more protein into your diet! I love it!

  • Pink Theory
    10 years ago

    yum, the bread looks so moist and delicious. I will have to get some soybeans soon!

  • Mihl
    10 years ago

    Oh, how great! Never mind about the soy beans, I think any kind of bean would work.

  • Celine
    10 years ago

    craaaaaaaap! I don’t have soybeans. :(
    can you tell I’m not awake? ah well. maybe I could try it with chickpeas…

  • Celine
    10 years ago

    so happy you posted this! I’ll try it next week.