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Homemade Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

"I make this bread so often I have the recipe memorized. My kids love it for an after-school snack, but it’s great with soup, stew and more.” Nancy Brown - Dahinda, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1-1/8 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the brown sugar, butter, salt, whole wheat flour and 1 cup all-purpose flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough (dough will be sticky).
  • 2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat the top. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
  • 3. Punch dough down and turn onto a floured surface; shape into a loaf. Place in a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spay. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 4. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 129 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.

Reviews for Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

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Harmony2117 User ID: 5394411 211756
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2013

"This has just become my only bread recipe :). It's the perfect sandwich bread! Delicious and easy to make."

resnyder User ID: 5608598 129326
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"I have found my new favorite breakfast food. This bread made into toast and spread with Nutella! Delicious!! I'll be making several loaves at a time and freezing them from now on!"

Heth202 User ID: 5789431 190187
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"I always make and bake 4-6 loaves and freeze the extra."

Heth202 User ID: 5789431 121808
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"This is THE recipe I use. Everyone who I've given some to has asked for the recipe. I use extra wheat flour and have always used white bread flour."

jlee6300 User ID: 4203186 192044
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"My whole family loves this bread! I have been making it every few days just so we have it on hand. I need to figure out how to make enough for two loaves; it's that good!"

LegalSec User ID: 548619 147075
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2010

"I like this recipe alot, very easy to make and very tasty. I will make this one again."

luluj User ID: 3135059 106045
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2010

"This bread is wonderful and so easy to make!"

Emproper User ID: 945743 192043
Reviewed May. 23, 2010

"This recipe calls for exactly one-half packet of yeast. I'd like to know how it doubles!"

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