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Everyday 100% Whole Wheat Bread

Everyday 100% Whole Wheat Bread

If you've been intimidated by homemade bread then this is the recipe for you. It's very simple to put together and you can have fresh bread on the table in just two hours. Makes 2 loaves.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, sandwich bread, sliced bread, whole grain, whole wheat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rise Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 24 Slices
Calories 160 kcal
Author Carrie Vitt


  • 1/3 cup coconut oil or organic butter optional
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water not above 120°F (49°C)
  • 7 cups whole wheat flour divided
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt


  1. Melt the coconut oil or butter (if using) over low heat in a small saucepan. In a large bowl stir melted fat, warm water, 3 cups (350g) flour, honey and yeast. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and set in a warm, draft-free area for 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F and adjust rack to middle position. Uncover the bowl with the flour mixture in it and add remaining 4 cups (450g) flour and sea salt. Stir until just combined and then pour mixture onto a floured, flat surface.

  3. Knead the dough for one minute (if the dough is a bit sticky, add a tablespoon or two of flour). Cut the dough in half. Roll first half to a 12x9-inch (30x22-cm) (approximate) rectangle and then it roll up to form a loaf. Place the loaf seam side down on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with second half of dough.

  4. After both pieces of loaves are formed, place a clean dish towel over the loaves and let them rise again in a warm, draft-free area for about 30 minutes or until they double in size.
  5. After dough has risen, remove towel and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until golden brown. Another way to tell if the bread is ready is to thump the bread with your finger. If it makes a hollow sound, the bread is ready. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.