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Easy Peasy Whole Wheat Bread

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I’ve never made bread before, but I attempted this recipe from a friend. And it turned out perfectly; it is delicious! It’s super easy, too. If I can do it, anyone can!

Ingredients

  • 8-½ cups Whole Wheat Flour, Or As Needed To Make A Soft Dough
  • 4-½ teaspoons Rapid-rise Yeast
  • 2-½ teaspoons Fine Sea Salt
  • 1-½ cup Skim Milk
  • 1-½ cup Water
  • ¼ cups Honey
  • ¼ cups Oil

Preparation

Combine 3-1/2 cups flour, undissolved yeast and salt in a large mixing bowl. Heat milk, water, honey and oil until very warm (not boiling—it should just be a bit warmer than lukewarm). Gradually add to the flour mixture; beat 2 minutes at medium speed with an electric mixer, scraping the bowl occasionally. Add 1 cup flour; stir until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. With a spoon or clean hands, mix in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough. (Note: I only used about 7 cups of flour instead of the whole 8 to 8 1/2.)

Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes (I kneaded for only about 2 minutes because I got lazy). Cover kneaded dough and let rest 10 minutes.

Divide dough in half. Roll each half to a 12 x 7-inch rectangle. Beginning at the short end of each rectangle, roll up tightly as for a jelly roll. Pinch seams and ends to seal. Place, seam side down, in 2 greased 8-1/2 x 4-1/2-inch loaf pans. Cover; let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 60 minutes.

Bake in a preheated 375ºF oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until done (mine took about 30 minutes, but I discovered that my oven was cooking too hot). Remove from pans; let cool on wire racks.

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Autumn Ravenwood on 6.27.2015

I have been looking far a good, easy whole wheat bread recipe for so long that I almost gave up. This is the best whole wheat bread I’ve ever made. Thank you for posting this. You are an angel.

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blondie2 on 1.17.2011

Easy Peasy is right! Did it just as you did. Didn’t use all the flour and only kneaded it for maybe 2 minutes. Once it came out of the oven and while still hot I took a stick of butter and rubbed over the top and sprinkled with a touch of coarse salt.

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Nataly on 9.16.2013

I’m an experienced bread-maker (we only eat homemade, fresh-ground, whole-wheat bread) and I LOVED this recipe! A couple changes – I used pure maple syrup in place of the honey (out of honey at the moment!) and used raw coconut oil for the oil.

Thanks for a great recipe!

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Julie on 5.7.2012

This is definitely easy! Really liked the recipe, but I’d add a “little” more honey for sweetness. I like my bread a wee bit sweeter–personal preference. :)

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Jennifer Sedgwick on 4.16.2012

Super easy and delicious. I mix it in my stand mixer up to the point I have added 7 cups of flour then kneed it adding any additional flour it needs.

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dliff on 8.9.2011

I loved this recipe! It’s super simple and looks so professional!

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