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Best Homemade Whole Wheat Bread (Step-by-step recipe)

This is a delicious really easy homemade whole wheat bread recipe that is made with just a few ingredients. It is very wholesome and healthy and so much better than the store bought bread. Do try this recipe.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade bread, Homemade whole wheat bread, wheat bread
recipe homemade whole wheat bread
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting time and kneading time 2 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 15 slices
Calories 110kcal
Author Rachna Parmar

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

Dry ingredients

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour or 350 gm.
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

Wet ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water or milk
  • 1.5 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. oil to brush the bread

Instructions

  • Mix the dry ingredients of wholewheat flour, salt and oil well in a bowl till it forms a sand like mixture.
  • Add sugar to warm water (vegan recipor milk and mix well. Now add 1 tbsp. dry yeast to it and mix well. Keep aside for 10 minutes for yeast to be activated.
  • Now add the activated yeast mix to the flour, salt and oil mix.
  • Knead well. The dough will be sticky.
  • Add about ¼ to ½ cup of water and knead for about 10 minutes till the dough becomes soft and lighter in colour.
  • Now keep the dough covered with a damp cheese cloth or covered in a bowl for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours, your dough would have doubled in size.
  • Knead again for about 2 minutes and form a cylinder. Put the cylindrical dough in the pan where you plan to bake the bread.
  • Let it rise for 30 minutes. Brush with a little oil and make crosses on top.
  • Preheat your oven to 160 C or 320 F and bake the bread for about 20 minutes at this temperature. Now raise the temperature to 180 C or 350 F and bake further for 15 minutes.
  • Take out the golden log and let it rest on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
  • Slice the bread when cool.
  • Your delicious homemade wholewheat bread is now ready to eat.

Notes

1. Your homemade bread tastes best when fresh. But you can refrigerate it and eat for 2-3 days. It makes wonderful toast too.
2. Make sure that you knead well the first time for 10 minutes to allow the yeast to act well upon the gluten.
3. Ensure that you use only warm water and not hot water when you add yeast. Hot water will kill the yeast. I take 1 cup water and microwave for about 45 seconds.
4. Brushing with oil gives a shiny appearance to the crust.
5. Check the baking time depending upon your oven. Cooking at lower temperature ensures that the bread is well cooked inside and not just browned outside.
6. Your house will smell lovely after all the baking.
7. This bread tastes so much better than the bread you buy from outside.
8. You could add sunflower seeds or sesame seeds on the top of the loaf before baking.

Nutrition

Serving: 15slices | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg