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Homemade Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus 90 minutes rise time)
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 Loaf 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Want to make whole wheat bread yourself? Just follow my step by step instructions to get a fresh loaf of homemade whole wheat bread from your own oven!


  • 1 1/2 Cups Warm Water
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbs. Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 4 Tbs. Butter, room temp.
  • 1 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 1/2-2 Cups All Purpose Flour


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water.  Also to stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the honey, salt, butter, and 1 1/2 cups of wheat flour.  Mix at a low speed.
  3. Add 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour while the mixer is running.  Mix until well combined.
  4. You may or may not need to add more flour at this point.  You want the dough to come together in a sticky ball that mostly cleans the sides of the bowl, but still sticks to the bottom.  Add more flour a little at a time if you need to.  Lean more towards a stickier dough than a stiff dough.
  5. Knead in your mixer for 3 minutes.  Then cover and let rise until doubled.   This should take about an hour.
  6. Dump risen dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  7. Shape it into a loaf sealing the seams well.
  8. Place the loaf in a bread pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  9. Cover and let rise until doubled (about a half hour to 45 minutes).
  10. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees  Bake risen bread for 45-50 minutes.  About half way through baking you will need to tent the wheat bread with foil to avoid over browning.
  11. Run a cube of butter over the top of the hot bread.
  12. Cool 20 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

Keywords: whole wheat bread