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100 Percent Whole Wheat Bread Recipe
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100 Percent Whole Wheat Bread

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"Nice soft whole wheat bread with added grains. Makes a 2 large loaves. Double recipe for 3 smaller loaves."

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Original recipe makes 2 loaves Change Servings
  • PREP

    1 hr
  • COOK

    30 mins

    3 hrs 30 mins


  1. Pour warm water and honey into a large bowl, and stir to dissolve the honey. Sprinkle the yeast over the top of the liquid, and let stand until the yeast bubbles and forms a creamy layer, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, gluten, flax seeds, flax meal, rolled oats, sesame seeds, quinoa, sunflower seeds, and salt until the seeds are dispersed evenly. Pour the flour mixture into the yeast mixture, add the coconut oil, and mix everything together. Scoop the dough out onto a well-floured surface, and knead until smooth and springy, about 15 minutes. Allow dough to rest for 15 minutes, then knead for another 10 minutes.
  3. Form the dough into a ball, place in an oiled bowl, and turn the dough over several times to coat with oil. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, 30 to 45 minutes.
  4. Grease 2 9x5-inch loaf pans. Punch down the dough, and cut into 2 pieces. Form each piece into a loaf, place into the loaf pans, seam sides down, and cover the pans with plastic wrap. Let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake the loaves in the preheated oven until the loaves are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool in pans about 10 minutes before turning out to finish cooling on racks.
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  • Cook's Note
  • Use honey, molasses, or brown sugar.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 05, 2010

So delicious!! I couldn't find vital wheat gluten, so I omitted it, but it turned out great anyway. I also added more water in the kneading process. Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 15, 2011

should have read the reviews first, but the water/flour ratio is off. I am somewhat new at bread and kept thinking that I was not doing something right, but it was the ratios.


34 Ratings

Mar 29, 2010

This is great bread! I had to make some omissions based on what I had handy (no sesame, sunflower seeds or coconut oil. I tossed in some wheat germ instead - otherwise followed the recipe except for the shape...I got 6 sandwich rolls and 1 large bunny loaf out of this. Thanks for the recipe!

Jun 21, 2010

One detail: If you've had breast cancer that was estrogen-receptor positive, you should avoid flax seed and flax meal. Either leave them out, or add more of the other seeds.

Mar 18, 2010

Let me preface this by saying I am just starting to bake bread. It is very difficult to find a recipe with 100% whole wheat. The only modification I made to this recipe was to add an additional 4 Tbls water as I could not get my dough to form without. I just pulled it out of the oven and my husband and I both enjoyed a slice. Great flavor and not too dense. Next time I am going to try using just vitamin C and omit at least some of the wheat gluten. Thanks for sharing a great recipe for healthy bread!

Aug 30, 2010

This was my first time attempting bread and it came out great! I didn't have the flax seeds (added a bit extra flax seed meal) or the coconut oil (substituted toasted sesame oil) and needed to add a bit more water to get the dough to form. Tried to use my kitchenaid mixer but ended up just making it smoke -- so did all kneading by hand. I didn't knead for full times because I got tired, but it still came out great. The bread was a big hit and now I'm going to use it for french toast.

Jun 21, 2010

The bread was tasty and good for sandwiches but the flour / water content was off. I used more water and approximately 5 1/2 c flour.

Jun 02, 2010

The bread turned out beautiful. I did have to use 2 cups of water instead of 1/34. Also when you cover it, don't put saran wrap on it, it will stick. It was so good. I will make it again.


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  • Calories
  • 281 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 8.1 g
  • 32%
  • Protein
  • 11.5 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 199 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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