Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

This healthy whole wheat bread recipe is super easy to make and healthy to boot! This is one of many amazing bread recipes that you can make at home.

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Easy Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

I love how easy it is to make this whole wheat bread recipe! I always have trouble with bread when it’s difficult to mix it or there’s a lot that you have to do with it before baking it.

But this bread is super simple from beginning to end. Also, it doesn’t use any sugar, just honey which can be substituted by other sweeteners.

Whole grains have been linked to numerous health benefits, including a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.


How to Make Whole Wheat Bread

For this recipe we add the warm water, yeast and honey to a small bowl. Add the bread flour, mix, and let the mixture sit for 10 minutes until it becomes bubbly.

Add the melted butter, honey, and salt in a large bowl. Pour the yeast mixture into the bowl and mix. Add the wheat flour and knead with your hands or use a bread hook in the bread machine. Keep adding 1 cup flour in at a time and mix. This is usually enough flour but if you need more, add in 1/2 cup increments up to 2 cups.

Coat a large bowl with oil and put dough in bowl to rise. Cover with a towel and let rise for about 1 to 1.5 hours. When it has risen over the bowl, punch it down and transfer to a floured surface.

whole wheat bread in loaf pan

Cut the dough into two pieces and roll both out into the shape of a rectangle. Then roll the dough up and tuck the ends under. Place into 2 greased bread pans. Let rise again until the dough is 1-inch higher than the pan.

whole wheat bread sliced

Whole Wheat Bread Additions

Do you like having seeds in your bread? Here are some great seed and nut additions you can add to the bread dough before rising.

  • Rolled Oats
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
Whole Wheat Bread

Whole Wheat Bread

Yield: 2 loaves

This delicious whole wheat bread uses bread flour which creates an easy dough to work with and it's not as dense as other whole wheat breads.


  • 2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2-3/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


    1. In a large bowl, mix warm water, yeast, and honey. Add bread flour, and stir to combine. Let set for 30 minutes, or until big and bubbly.
    2. Mix in melted butter, honey, and salt. Stir in whole wheat flour.
    3. Flour a flat surface and knead with whole wheat flour until not real sticky - just pulling away from the counter, but still sticky to touch. You can also use a dough hook. This may take an additional 2 to 4 cups of whole wheat flour.
    4. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the surface of the dough. Cover with a dishtowel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled.
    5. Punch down, and divide into 2 loaves. Place in greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans, and allow to rise until dough has topped the pans by one inch.
    6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes; do not overbake. Lightly brush the tops of loaves with 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine when done to prevent crust from getting hard. Cool completely.
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