Back to Herb Bread Loaves

Print Options


Card Sizes

Herb Bread Loaves Recipe

Herb Bread Loaves Recipe

The ladies from our church have frequent bake sales, and this bread is always a hot item. It only takes one taste to understand why that's so!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 40 min. YIELD:40 servings


  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 5 to 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups warm water (120° to 130°)
  • Milk
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine whole wheat flour, 1 cup all-purpose flour, yeast, sugar, salt, herbs, onion, oil and water. Beat with an electric mixer on low until moistened, then beat for 3 minutes at medium. By hand, stir in enough of the remaining flour to form a stiff dough. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and allow to rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Shape into two balls and place in two greased 2-qt. casseroles. Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 45 minutes. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes. Remove from casseroles to cool on wire rack. Yield: 2 loaves (40 slices).

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 slice) equals 99 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/4 starch.