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Bread Machine Wheat Bread Recipe

Bread Machine Wheat Bread Recipe

To fit in the bread machine, we adjusted the amounts of ingredients to produce only one loaf. This version retails the same sweet taste and tender texture as the original loaf, and there's no need to knead the dough by hand.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 3-4 hours YIELD:16 servings


  • 1/2 cup warm milk (70° to 80°)
  • 1/2 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast


  • 1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). Yield: 1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds).
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 111 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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phylleri User ID: 1750383 265695
Reviewed May. 8, 2017

"I used this recipe but baked it in the oven, which is what I always do with bread machine dough. Oh, what a tantalizing smell as it was baking. It came out of the oven as a golden beautiful loaf. I had to have a slice before it cooled. This is truly a keeper"

Tearose84 User ID: 202254 247517
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2016

"Would anyone use Vital Gluten Flour in the recipe?"

NJ_mommy_1 User ID: 3034114 241379
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"This was a delicious bread loaf. I will be making this again, thanks for sharing!!"

recipesshmecipes User ID: 8689862 241335
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2016

"Made this today and it came out perfect. I will definitely make it again. I used all whole grain bread flour instead of a combination of flours."

kathidahl User ID: 1718596 238696
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"This is now my favorite! But I do make one change..I use two cups of whole wheat flour and 1 cup bread flour. Next time I am going to substitute molasses for the honey....I'll post the result.. It makes a fine crumb, moist loaf"

OLPamPam User ID: 8075118 93787
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"This recipe turned out really well. It rose well and was moist and spongy. I am allergic to dairy, so I made a few alterations. I subbed almond milk for milk and coconut oil for butter."

andbelch User ID: 8022094 26995
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014


jodand User ID: 3887658 69658
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

"Best wheat bread I have ever had from my bread machine."

JulieS211 User ID: 5434916 203595
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"I made this two days ago, using white whole wheat flour for the whole wheat called for, and I subbed brown sugar for the honey that I discovered I was out of! The bread turned out wonderfully, and it has stayed pretty fresh stored sliced in a gallon zipper bag."

Sandbarbill User ID: 7430526 93763
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"easy, quick and good!"

yuehching User ID: 224401 26994
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

"Great recipe - easy and tasty! I made it into 12 dinner rolls and baked at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes. It turned out beautifully. Definitely will make it again."

MaMii21 User ID: 7231129 73737
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

"Sorry I accidentally misspelled some words. I just read the previous review...mine also fell...not sure what I did wrong...that's obviously why it's not big enough. (:"

MaMii21 User ID: 7231129 26992
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

"This is a great recipe however I either did something wrong which is very possible...or I need to fibd out how to make a larger loaf. I'm pretty sure if I double the recipe it would be too big but it's not he 2 lb loaf I wanted. Still tastes amazing. Thank yoy for sharing!!"

cornfreekim User ID: 7205108 26990
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

"This is the first recipe that I have tried that I liked. It is moist, and it is not overly crumby. Only issue I am having is that it is slightly falling in the middle"

umfoofoo1 User ID: 7106775 203594
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"I made this recipe according to the directions, but I used the dough setting on my bread machine, and baked it in the oven. It came out perfect, slightly sweet, moist, and light."

breadlover1188 User ID: 7082585 32228
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"This is my 4th baking bread with a break maker, and this is the best recipe! I tweeked it slightly by adding 1/4 tsp of additional honey and added a few handfulls of sunflower seeds. This bread is a winner! My family loves it."

judyhaney User ID: 3287543 85441
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

"best recipe I have ever tried. Beautiful loaf. I was ready to dump my breadmaker when I tried this recipe."

kbabe819 User ID: 3846515 27717
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

"I used 1/4 c honey and it was fantastic!"

herosquad User ID: 2340275 78767
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"It never fails."

TheDix User ID: 607421 52750
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2012

"Have made this recipe many times now, and have good results. It is soft, tasty and a hit with my family. YUM!"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 41343
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"Wow - this is excellent bread! I used half whole wheat flour and half white flour because I wanted more wheat flavour. Didn't bake it in the bread machine, but did the dough cycle. Then shaped it into a greased loaf pan, let it rise for 1/2 hour, and baked it at 350 for 20-25 minutes. It is slightly sweet, dense but not heavy, just beautiful!"

jm_robertson User ID: 5692565 52744
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

"I use this recipe all of the time! Its my go-to bread because it goes with everything, is so delicious and turns out perfect EVERY time! I also gave my mom the recipe who served it at a dinner, and my aunts and uncles all wanted the recipe."

DrDoom77 User ID: 5847238 93691
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"Tried this tonight and really liked it. I wasn't sure how it would come out, because I reduced the yeast to 1 1/4 teaspoons (which is how much our bread machine normally uses - it only uses 2+ in "rapid bake" mode, which we don't normally use). Additionally, our bread machine "rests" for a half hour after starting, so I wasn't sure if the water & milk temperatures would still be acceptable. It came out fine in the end, though. It's a little light-colored, since it uses more bread flour than wheat, and my wife thinks it's a little sweet, but I think it's really good."

tmekl3882 User ID: 6539018 203593
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"added about 1/2 bread flour after 5 min of mixing"

BillFD User ID: 6463307 26989
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"Received my new bread machine at 2:30 PM and by 5:00PM had made my very first loaf of bread machine bread. I used this recipe because the recipes that came with the machine all called for powdered milk. My first try was perfect. This is a delicious "goof proof" recipe."

melissafaye User ID: 5852668 78766
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"This is a great wheat bread recipe. Most loaves turn out dense and chewy; this loaf is light and fluffy. I have a trick that I now use every time for my bread machine...I never follow the manufacturer's suggested ingredient addition list. From now on, I will ALWAYS add the yeast to the liquid and let it foam for 10 minutes or so, then add the rest of the ingredients. It creates a light, fluffy loaf every time. This recipe is EXACTLY the type of wheat bread that we love!"

jsouba User ID: 1788691 27711
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"very tasty and fluffy! easy and would def make again!"

Hinz User ID: 4965878 73736
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"bread was fantastic, even my daughter who doesn't care for wheat bread said this was a keeper!"

Gogyn User ID: 6183283 32225
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2011

"Best whole wheat bread I've had in a long time. Great texture and flavor."

doziergirl User ID: 5775806 77562
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"This recipe will now become our staple wheat bread recipe unless something better comes along. I have tried a couple different recipes, but there was something always off until I tried this one. The flavor, texture, and density was perfect. Next time I make it, I may try using just the dough option on the break machine and then move it over to a loaf pan and bake after rising for an additional hour to get a more traditional loaf shape and size."

theresa28 User ID: 6050803 41341
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

"OK,this is my first attempt to make bread,Unless your a newbie like me at this kind of thing,this should be really simple.For the newbies out there you better have a owners manual to use this recipe which i found extremely helpful.with the manual as a guide,but its cooking now so in 3 1/2 hours I'll let you know how it turned out"

mitzy white User ID: 945673 39099
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"I am new at baking bread with a bread machine.

This is the first recipe I tried and I haven't changed. Last weekend I used it to make bread rolls for a farewell lunch we held at work yesterday. They turned out perfectly. I got so many compliments I was beaming.
Thank you Taste of Home. I love your recipes & am not a member of your chat groups.
PS my sister in Duncan BC now uses your recipes too & loves them.
Marilyn Barter Montreal Quebec Canada"

jm_robertson User ID: 5692565 85439
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"My husband jokes with my kids that my mothers house is the only place in Michigan where white bread is available since I've been making him eat wheat for so long. I make this bread, and he can't tell its wheat. Most times, I even substitute some of the white flour for soy flour - just for some added protein. He'll never know...

This bread comes out perfect every time and is great with soups and stews. LOVE it!"

RysGirl99 User ID: 5593043 32224
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"So good! First bread machine recipe that didn't taste like just flour... just finished baking a loaf and it's half gone!"

Karanic2 User ID: 3130116 26988
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2010

"My whole family loves it. Very light texture and great for both sandwiches and toast:)"

ruthhill74 User ID: 1618376 26987
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"This is really amazing. I wanted to find an easy wheat bread for the bread machine. I made it one night, and I was quite impressed with the flavor. My 6-year-old daughter, who can't stand wheat bread, loves it! And my friend who refuses to eat bread machine bread, loves it! I am in the middle of my second batch. The only change I made was using the liquid organic agave sugar instead of the honey."

jenniferreed User ID: 3721044 93689
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"I love this bread. I don't make it in the machine. I hade make it. Mix, rise, punch, rise, put in pans, rise half way then turn the oven on 375 and let finish rising and bake. Comes out moist and and soft. It last a couple of days, does not dry out over time. Love it"

Northriver User ID: 4375641 76005
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"I love the taste of this wheat bread but it does not rise properly during the baking process. It should be well-rounded as pictured but instead has a cooked but sunken crust. What adjustment should I make to this recipe?"

Libadetz User ID: 2500094 73735
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"I have finally found a wheat bread recipe that is soft and with a great taste that everyone likes. The wheat flavor is not too over powering and it makes wonderful toast and is also good for sandwiches."

lil momma jenn User ID: 2508512 73734
Reviewed May. 4, 2008

"Finally, a wheat bread that my kids will eat! This is a keeper. Thanks."

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