100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

Ahhh bread we meet again... My first 100% whole wheat bread attempt turned out as a gigantic hockey puck (come on I know you've been there too) This experienced caused me to be a little skeptical of baking 100% whole wheat breads... until now.


Maria from Two Peas and their Pod had so many good things to say about this whole wheat sandwich bread, I knew I had to give it a chance. I had been leaving the whole wheat bread to the real bakers and kneading up my own white breads at home. This recipe gives those store bought breads a run for their money though.

I've used the bread to make sandwiches, toasted it up with a little butter, soaked it in egg and milk to make a mean french toast, any way you slice it (that was an awful joke) you are going to love it!

Genoa salami, mustard, and a pickle, now that's a tasty lunch

Honey Whole Wheat Bread
Stouts' recipe found via Two Peas and their Pod

3 cups whole wheat flour
1 T vital wheat gluten (find it at Whole Foods, Bob's Red Mill, King Arthur, etc.)
2 packets of yeast (I used rapid rise)
2 1/2 cups warm water

In a large mixing bowl (preferably a KitchenAid), add the 3 cups flour, wheat gluten, and yeast. Stir. Add in warm water and stir until combined. Let sit for 10 minutes.

1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup honey
1 1/2 T lemon juice
1 T salt
3 1/2-4 cups whole wheat flour

Mix the oil, honey, lemon juice, and salt in a small bowl. Add to flour mixture after the 10 minutes. Mix until combined. Add in the additional flour and mix. Now knead the dough for ten minutes with the dough hook. When it is done divide the dough into two loaves. Make sure they are even. Shape them into loaf form. Place the dough into 2 loaf pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with a clean towel and let rise for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. After the loaves have risen, bake them for 30 minutes. They should be golden brown. Let cool before slicing, if you can wait:) You can freeze one of the loaves if you wish.

15 chews:

great job and so healthy

Sunshinemeg said...

I would like some right now please. I'm imagining it with a little pb and j! Yum!

Sunshine said...

I'm not a huge fan of wheat bread, but this looks great. You are AWESOME!

Anne said...

The bread looks great! I'm sure it'd make for a DELICIOUS sandwich!

Natalie said...

This bread looks great and the recipe looks easy enough. Though I prefer my sandwiches without the mustard or pickle and always with avocado!

Adding lemon juice is nice. Next time, we want to try OJ!

I'd like to meet this bread and a stick of butter ... right now! Looks delicious, Steph ... congrats on making it work!

Reeni♥ said...

I've had lots of whole wheat duds. This looks like a winner!

Mags said...

You know me and my love of whole grains. I'm always on the lookout for new whole wheat bread recipes. Can't wait to try this one.

wow this sounds like a great bread recipe!

Maria said...

I am so glad you liked it. It's easy huh? And SO light and fluffy for all whole wheat. it is our staple sandwich/toast bread!

Pam said...

It looks so good and easy. I will have to give this recipe a try.

Mags said...

You know me and my love of whole grains. I'm always on the lookout for new whole wheat bread recipes. Can't wait to try this one.

Anne said...

The bread looks great! I'm sure it'd make for a DELICIOUS sandwich!

Sunshine said...

I'm not a huge fan of wheat bread, but this looks great. You are AWESOME!

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