Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

This Whole Wheat Bread Recipe can be made with a standing mixer, or not. And it can be made in a loaf pan, or on a cookie sheet!

And at just 86 calories per slice, this easy (4 ingredient) whole wheat bread recipe is healthy.

Whole Wheat Bread Recipe
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We have a “white and wheat” combo loaf in our best selling cookbook Lose Weight By Eating, but we figured many readers would want a fully wheat bread loaf.

Plus, we’ve supplied you with add in ingredients for a honey glazed top, or crunchy oat top (like in the photos) so you can great creative with pantry staples and make something exciting.

This Whole Wheat Bread Recipe is just 86 calories and can be made with out without a standing mixer and a loaf pan!

Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make homemade whole wheat bread at home.

From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card. You’ll find a nutrition label, fancy toppings, and tips on kneading without a fancy countertop mixer.

To make this whole wheat bread recipe easy, we’ve supplied you with the following sections.

Read through them for helpful resources, or skip ahead to the recipe card.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in my email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this bread with whole wheat flour recipe to Pinterest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list for homemade whole wheat bread recipes…

Homemade Wheat Bread Ingredients

If you’re not sure about whole wheat bread, you can use 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 white flour.

You can also add yummy toppings to make this easy whole wheat bread recipe really exciting. (More on that in the next section)

Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Shopping List for Wheat Homemade Bread Recipes:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this low calorie homemade bread recipe you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for this healthy bread recipe can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make whole wheat bread recipes at home…

How to Make Wheat Bread

This easy to make low calorie bread recipe can be made with a countertop mixer, or by hand.

Plus, if you don’t have a loaf pan, you can make this healthy bread recipe on a cookie sheet too!

Get Fancy With Your Homemade Bread:

  • Add 1 tablespoon oats to the top for crunch (see photos).
  • Drizzle 1 tablespoon honey over the top for honey wheat bread. 
  • Swap the whole wheat flour for gluten free flour. 
  • Use the ends (if you don’t snack on them like we do) to make croutons or homemade breadcrumbs.
Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

How to Make Wheat Bread Recipes:

  1. In a standing mixer* combine flour, salt and yeast.
  2. Add 1/2 of the water and mix with a spatula and then gradually add in the remaining water. You want it slightly sticky but not so much that you can’t work with it.
  3. In small pieces, add in the butter.
  4. Add the dough hook on your mixer and start kneading with the help of the dough hook (kneeding directions below for those without a standing mixer). You may need to add a little more flour if it sticks to the side of the bowl.
  5. After about 5 minutes of needing, when it falls off the hook in one big lump, it’s done.
  6. Move to a plate, wash the mixer bowl and dry. Lightly grease with butter, then add the dough back to the bowl.
  7. Cover with cling wrap then a kitchen towel, place in the warmest place in your house to rise for 1-3 hours. (It’s ready when it doubles in size.)
  8. Punch the dough down so it deflates, knead it for 30-60 seconds, and then shape on a cookie tray or add to a loaf pan. Re-cover with the cling wrap and the kitchen towel and let rise for another hour until it doubles in size.
  9. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  10. Remove the towel and the cling wrap from the bread loaf, and bake the bread in oven for 30-35 minutes. (The bread is done when you knock on the bottom if it and it sounds hollow.)
  11. Allow to cool before slicing, we recommend a serrated bread knife for pretty slices.
  12. *If you don’t have a standing mixer just use a large bowl to mix all the ingredients, once you add the butter and have mixed it in remove the dough to a large floured surface and kneed it for about 10 minutes. To knead you want to push it forward with your fist, pull over and do again.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for the best homemade wheat bread recipe…

Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

This homemade whole wheat bread recipe needs just 4 ingredients, and just about whatever equipment you have available.

You can make this easy homemade bread recipe with or without a countertop mixer. And if you can’t find (or don’t have) a loaf pan, you can make a round whole wheat loaf on a cookie sheet!

Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Whole Wheat Bread (JUST 4 INGREDIENTS)

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This easy homemade whole wheat bread recipe need just 4 ingredients and you can make it with or without a standing mixer. And with or without a loaf pan!
At just 86 calories per slice (1 loaf yields 20 slices) this healthy bread recipe will quickly be one of your favorite baking recipes.
Special Tip: If you don't have a standing mixer, don't worry! We've supplied directions on how to kneed the dough by hand.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Rising Time: 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course ingredient
Cuisine American
Servings 20 slices
Calories 86 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a standing mixer* combine flour, salt and yeast.
  • Add 1/2 of the water and mix with a spatula and then gradually add in the remaining water. You want it slightly sticky but not so much that you can’t work with it.
  • In small pieces, add in the butter.
  • Add the dough hook on your mixer and start kneading with the help of the dough hook (kneeding directions below for those without a standing mixer). You may need to add a little more flour if it sticks to the side of the bowl.
  • After about 5 minutes of needing, when it falls off the hook in one big lump, it’s done.
  • Move to a plate, wash the mixer bowl and dry. Lightly grease with butter, then add the dough back to the bowl.
  • Cover with cling wrap then a kitchen towel, place in the warmest place in your house to rise for 1-3 hours. (It’s ready when it doubles in size.)
  • Punch the dough down so it deflates, knead it for 30-60 seconds, and then shape on a cookie tray or add to a loaf pan. Re-cover with the cling wrap and the kitchen towel and let rise for another hour until it doubles in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Remove the towel and the cling wrap from the bread loaf, and bake in oven for 30-35 minutes. (The bread is done when you knock on the bottom if it and it sounds hollow.)
  • Allow to cool before slicing, we recommend a serrated bread knife for pretty slices.
  • *If you don’t have a standing mixer just use a large bowl to mix all the ingredients, once you add the butter and have mixed it in remove the dough to a large floured surface and kneed it for about 10 minutes. To knead you want to push it forward with your fist, pull over and do again.

Get Fancy With Your Bread:

  • Add 1 tablespoon oats to the top for crunch (see photo).
  • Drizzle 1 tablespoon honey over the top for honey wheat bread.
  • Swap the whole wheat flour for gluten free flour.
  • Use the ends (if you don't snack on them like we do) to make croutons or homemade breadcrumbs.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 86kcalCarbohydrates: 16.8gProtein: 2.4gFat: 0.8gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 354mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 0.1gCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
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Nutrition and Calories in Whole Wheat Bread Recipes

The nutritional information below is based off one slice of homemade whole wheat bread according to the recipe above.

It is hard to get an exact nutritional value on a loaf of bread, it will all depend on the shape you made it to start with, and how many slices you get out of it, so this is based on 20 slices.

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating it is our goal to make you healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

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7 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Bread Recipe”

  1. You’re not cheating, but I am jealous of you 😉
    It’s all about knowing what is in your food! If you can’t pronounce an ingredient in a food product why on earth would you put it in your body?
    Happy Cooking!

  2. I love making my own bread. I have a breadmaker so I suppose I do cheat a little but it’s so much better than buying it, and of course then you know exactly what it has in it.

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