Whole Grain Bread Recipes

Best, healthy whole grain bread recipes. Photos, videos, and tips help you make the perfect loaf.

Staff Picks

Whole Wheat Honey Bread

Rating: 4.66 stars
This is our family favorite! Very moist.

Honey Oatmeal Bread I

Rating: 4.17 stars
A tasty and healthy toasting bread for cold winter mornings.

Light Wheat Rolls

Rating: 4.76 stars
This is a yummy recipe for a light wheat roll that I keep in my special book of most liked recipes. They are not complicated at all to make, just a lot of rising time.

Crunchy Wheat and Rye

Rating: 4.76 stars
This is a great multi-grain bread with a touch of honey and brown sugar. Quick and easy to prepare in a bread machine, it's our family favorite!

Banana Wheat Bread

Rating: 4.57 stars
This is a delicious and nutritious bread that is very easy to make. I like it so much, I sometimes have it for breakfast!

Flax and Sunflower Seed Bread

Rating: 4.78 stars
This is a great bread for seed lovers, one of the tastiest I've tried.

Dee's Health Bread

Rating: 4.81 stars
Whole wheat bread with sunflower seeds, cracked wheat, and honey.

Seven Grain Bread II

Rating: 4.68 stars
A delicious and wholesome bread. I buy the 7-grain cereal in the bulk section of the supermarket.

Cracked Wheat Sourdough Bread

Rating: 4.57 stars
A hearty grain and seed filled sourdough bread. Any good sourdough starter will work in this bread. The Rye Starter is just an example of one type of starter to use.

Whole Wheat Seed Bread

Rating: 4.7 stars
This is a recipe I formulated for my dear son while he was fighting cancer. He had his stomach removed but can still eat this bread. He remains healthy to this day, four years later!

Simple Whole Wheat Bread

Rating: 4.81 stars
Simply a great-tasting and easy-to-make whole wheat bread.

Real NY Jewish Rye Bread

Rating: 4.81 stars
For thousands of years man has been enjoying bread. This rye bread recipe will add to this ancient enjoyment. Having lived in northwest Connecticut for over 35 years, in close proximity to NYC with its great Jewish delis, baking some of the finest rye bread going, I snagged this recipe from a friend. Hope you like it. Enjoy and share with your family, friends, and neighbors.

Inspiration and Ideas

How To Bake Healthy Whole Grain Breads

Some whole-grain flours are better for breads than others, especially if you want to bake mostly or entirely with whole grains. Follow these tips for bread-baking success.

Chef John's Whole Wheat Ciabatta

See how to make this hearty version with half bread flour, half whole wheat.

Chef John's Whole Wheat Ciabatta

Rating: 4.95 stars

I decided to give the old no-knead ciabatta a higher-fiber makeover. Since I don't have much whole wheat baking experience, I did what any good chef would do: I didn't do any research and just tried to figure it out. I was quite happy with the taste and texture, and going 50/50 with the all-purpose flour provided just enough of that crusty, chewy ‘normal' bread experience.