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basic whole grain bread

Basic Whole Grain Bread

Start with this Basic Whole Grain Bread recipe, then change it up with the variations included.  There are so many options!

Course Bread, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 8 people
Calories 186 kcal


  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup alternative flour/meal corn meal, nut meal, rye flour, spelt flour, buckwheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or softened butter or melted lard, if fresh and home-rendered


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Lightly grease 1 – 9” round or square pan (8” is too small.) Optional – deep dish pizza pan.

  3. Mix the dry ingredients in the bowl. 

  4. In glass measuring cup (one or two cup size) gently beat the egg with the melted/softened oil and drop it into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Measure the milk in the glass measuring cup (if egg or oil has stuck inside the cup, gently scrape the cup with the fork to loosen the egg/oil mixture) then pour into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients. 

  5. Gently mix with a fork or spoon just until mixed. A few lumps are fine, but over mixing and beating can make it tough.  

  6. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned on top and toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.