Simple Whole Wheat Bread


Decrease Serving36Increase ServingAdjustOriginal recipe yields 36 servingsIngredient Checklist

  • 3 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 5 cups bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1In a large bowl, mix warm water, yeast, and 1/3 cup honey. Add 5 cups white bread flour, and stir to combine. Let set for 30 minutes, or until big and bubbly.
  • Step 2Mix in 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/3 cup honey, and salt. Stir in 2 cups whole wheat flour. Flour a flat surface and knead with whole wheat flour until not real sticky – just pulling away from the counter, but still sticky to touch. This may take an additional 2 to 4 cups of whole wheat flour. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the surface of the dough. Cover with a dishtowel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled.
  • Step 3Punch down, and divide into 3 loaves. Place in greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans, and allow to rise until dough has topped the pans by one inch.
  • Step 4Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes; do not overbake. Lightly brush the tops of loaves with 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine when done to prevent crust from getting hard. Cool completely.

prep:20 minsCook:30 minsAdditional:2 hrs 10 minsTotal:3 hrsServings:36Yield:3 loaves

134.1 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 25.9g 8% DV; fat 2.1g 3% DV; cholesterol 4.2mg 1% DV; sodium 207.1mg 8% DV. 

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