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100% Whole Wheat Bread

4.8 from 8 reviews
100% Whole Wheat Bread
A classic whole wheat bread; slice thick to enjoy with soup or thin for sandwiches.
Yield: 2 loaves
Ingredients
  • 3 cup Water
  • ¼ cup Oil
  • ½ cup Molasses
  • 8 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 4 tsp Salt
  • 4½ tsp Red Star Active Dry Yeast
Instructions
  1. This recipe is featured at Completely Delicious.

  2. In large mixing bowl, combine 3+1/2 cups flour, yeast, and salt; mix well. Combine water, molasses, and oil; heat to 120º to 130ºF. Add to flour mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, 5 to 8 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place until dough tests ripe.

  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Divide into 2 parts. On lightly floured surface, roll or pat each half to a 14 x 7-inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll with each turn. Pinch edges and ends to seal. Place in greased 8½ x 4½ -inch loaf pans. Cover; let rise in warm place until indentation remains after touching. Bake in preheated 375º F oven 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from pans; cool.

  4. *You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast in place of Active Dry Yeast. When using Instant Yeast, expect your dough to rise faster. Always let your dough rise until ripe. Traditional methods: use equal amounts; Bread Machine: use ½ tsp Instant Yeast OR ¾ tsp Active Dry Yeast per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information on baking.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 180 Total Fat: 3g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 34g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 390mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg
 

11 Comments
  1. Will this work in in a bread maker?

  2. I made this today. I halved the recipe to make one loaf and used honey in place of molasses. I kneaded and let it rise in my bread maker then transferred the dough to a bread pan and cooked it in that for about 27 minutes. Wonderful! Definitely my go to bread recipe from now on. Next time I’m planning on adding cranberries and walnuts!

  3. This bread turned out great. Even my husband who doesn’t usually eat wheat bread liked it.

  4. Great recipe!

    It is VERY hard to find a 100% whole wheat bread recipe. This one turned out fantastic. I substituted the molasses with raw honey and it was fantastic.

  5. I love this recipe. It is quick with only one rising in the pan. It’s moist and keeps well. 100% w.w. recipes are hard to fine. this is my husband and my new fav. Thanks!

  6. I just pulled it out from the oven. It smells and looks great. I cannot wait to have a slice with my honey butter mix.

  7. Yummy!

    This is the first time I’ve ever made bread and your directions made it so easy! The bread came out perfect, firm on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Perfect for sandwiches! Next time I might add a little honey to sweeten it up a tad :)

  8. This was my first time making bread. It was so easy and delicious. My kids (teen) loved it. I don’t think I let it rise a second time, but I did forget about and let it rise for several hours before placing in bread pans and baking.

  9. I really liked how this bread turned out. I’m fairly new to bread making and I have been grinding my own wheat. This recipe worked very well with the fresh flour. Nice flavor too!

  10. I’m new to bread making, and this was the second bread I’ve made. It was easy to make and tastes great! Glad I tried it.

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