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Rustic Whole Wheat Bread

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"Much quicker than the usual recipes, these loaves of whole wheat bread can be ready to eat in a little over an hour. Easy, quick and delicious."
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1 h 5 m servings 127 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (3 small round loaves or 2 large loaves)


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  1. Stir all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, instant yeast, and salt together in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment. Whisk water and oil together in a cup; pour into flour mixture. Mix on low speed until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl into a ball.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead just until dough is smooth, about 1 minute. Divide and shape dough into 3 balls for small loaves or 2 balls for larger loaves. Dust loaves with flour and place onto a baking sheet; cover with a towel, and let rise until doubled in size, about 25 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Slash an "X" about 1/4-inch deep in tops of loaves with a sharp knife.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until loaves are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven to cool completely on a wire rack.


  • Cook's Note:
  • For extra depth, substitute 1/2 cup whole wheat for 1/2 cup quick oats. The number of servings is dependent upon the thickness of the slices. I recommend making 3 loaves the first time.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 127 calories; 1.6 g fat; 24.7 g carbohydrates; 4.1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 148 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I ended up having to add more flour. It tasted a little bland, so I will be adding either honey or molasses next time.

Great texture and taste. It could be user error but I did have to add 1 1/4 cups more flour to make it come together and leave the sides of the pan, user error maybe? I made two changes, I added...

Loved it. It took an hour to rise, and I added honey, flaxseed, oats, and a bit more flour than suggested by the recipe because it does, indeed, get gooey otherwise, like other reviewers suggest...

It’s a good recipe, easy and tasty.

great, easy way to make bread w/out a bread machine. I found this recipe fast and straight forward. I did add some oats and flax seed for texture. I needed to add additional flour to work with d...