Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

This Whole Wheat Bread recipe is a very delicious and healthy version that is high fiber.  Reap the rewards of enjoying this homemade bread.

Whole Wheat Bread on a cutting board with one slice cut

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Whole Wheat Bread Recipe:
Cook Time
30 mins
Course: Bread
Keyword: Whole Wheat Bread Recipe
Servings: 1 large loaf
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon canola oil
  • Zest (rind) of one orange
  • Juice of one orange plus enough water to equal 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon total liquid
  • 1/4 cup non-fat dried milk
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 3/4 cup flax meal
  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour*
  • 2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten (optional)**
  • 3 tablespoons potato flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  1. Place the ingredients in the machine as directed for your machine.  I use the regular mode, not the whole wheat mode, and select the settings for a 1-1/2 pound loaf with a dark crust.

  2. Approximately 10 minutes after your machine has started kneading the dough open the lid and check the consistency of the dough.  Check the dough (don't be afraid to open the lid).  It should form a nice elastic ball.  If you think the dough is too moist, add additional flour (a tablespoon at a time).  The same is true if the dough is looking dry and gnarly.  Add warm water (a tablespoon at a time).

  3. Once your bread is baked, allow it to sit in your bread machine pan for 5 to 10 minutes (no longer or it can get soggy).  Then remove it to a wire rack to cool.  The reason for letting it sit for 10 minutes is to soften the crust making it easier to get out of the pan.

  4. Allow the bread to cool at least 20 minutes before cutting it.

  5. Makes 1 loaf.

Recipe Notes

* I often decrease the whole wheat flour by 1/2 cup and add an equivalent amount of 10-grain flour or rye flour instead.

** The Vital Wheat Gluten helps the bread dough rise better.

Source:  This recipe and photo for this delicious high fiber, whole wheat bread is courtesy of Kathy Heckendorn of Beaverton, Oregon.


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