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100% Whole Wheat Bread

This simple and hearty loaf of bread is made with 100% whole wheat flour.
This simple and hearty loaf of bread is made with 100% whole wheat flour.
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5 from 4 votes


  • 1 1/2 cups water (355 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (28 grams)
  • 1/4 cup molasses (60 ml)
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour (450 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons salt (8 grams)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast (1 envelope, 7 grams)


  • In a small saucepan, heat the water, butter, and molasses over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes (to 120-130 degrees F).
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine 2 cups of the flour, the salt, and yeast. Add the liquids and mix on low until moistened.
  • Continue to mix on low and add the remaining flour 1/4 cup at a time until dough is firm (you might need a little more or less than 4 total cups). Knead with the mixer for 3-5 minutes or by hand for 5-8 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place until doubled, 1 hour. Punch down the dough, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out into a rough rectangle about 10 inches wide and 12 inches long. Roll up dough and into a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise again until doubled again, 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 30-40 minutes, until loaf is golden brown. Let cool in pan 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to let cool completely.
Yields: 9x5-inch loaf
Recipe from Red Star Yeast.


Calories: 180kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 410mg, Potassium: 269mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 58IU, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 2mg
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