Place the first 5 ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk to combine.
Turn the risen dough out onto a lightly floured surface and follow with the photo tutorial instructions for forming, and coloring the Whole Wheat Rudolph Bread Nosed Reindeer found here: https://kudoskitchenbyrenee.com/whole-wheat-rudolph-bread-nosed-reindeer/
Once formed, allow the bread to rest again for 40 minutes.
bake the bread in a preheated 425-degree oven for 30 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped, and is golden brown. Cool completely before serving and decorating with the gel food color (if desired).
Wrapped well, Rudolph the Bread-Nosed Reindeer may be frozen for up to 2 months.