Simple Whole Wheat Bread

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A great-tasting whole wheat bread recipe, easy to make with simple ingredients.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 loaves

Ingredients

  • 3 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • cup honey, divided

  • 5 cups bread flour

  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted, divided

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 4 cups whole wheat flour, or more as needed

Directions

  1. Mix warm water, yeast, and 1/3 cup honey in a large bowl to dissolve. Add 5 cups bread flour, and stir to combine. Let sit for 30 minutes, or until big and bubbly.

  2. Mix in 3 tablespoons melted butter, remaining 1/3 cup honey, and salt. Stir in 2 cups whole wheat flour. Transfer dough to a floured work surface and gradually knead in remaining 2 cups whole wheat flour. Knead until dough starts to pull away from the work surface, adding more whole wheat flour if necessary; dough should be a bit tacky to the touch, but not too sticky.

  3. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the surface of the dough. Cover with a dish towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  4. Grease three 9x5-inch loaf pans. Punch down the dough, and divide it into 3 loaves. Place in the prepared loaf pans, and allow to rise until dough has topped the pans by one inch, another 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  5. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  6. Bake the risen loaves in the preheated oven until golden brown for 25 to 30 minutes, do not overbake.

  7. Lightly brush the tops of the loaves with remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter when done to prevent crust from getting hard. Cool completely.

    close up view of Whole Wheat loaves of Bread on a wooden board
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

134 Calories
2g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 134
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 76mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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