Basic 100% Whole Wheat Bread
65 mins (prep 30, cooking 35)
13 ingredients
6 servings
This recipe is FANTASTIC! I am not a bread maker, and this, in true reality, has been the only bread I have ever made without a feeling of helplessness. I am usually at a loss, and feel completely uneasy with making breads, but this recipe has helped tame that fear. I make it easier on myself by using a kitchen mixer for everything, so I dont have to mix it or knead it. I also love the fact that this recipe calls for NO EGGS, and NO REFINED SUGAR. It uses honey to be a natural sweetener, and let me tell you it is delicious!!! I got this recipe from a bread making class that I went to with some church friends. You do not have to use the gluten, enhancer, or lecithin which is what makes it basic, but I want to tell you that I get a much better product by using the first two. I, personally, have never used lecithin.

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  • 6 cups warm water (110-120 degrees)
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup oil (i have used both olive oil and vegetable oil, and both have worked wonderfully)
  • 8 cups whole wheat flour (i used freshly ground, additional flour will be used later)
  • 3 tablespoons vital wheat gluten (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons bread enhancer (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons instant yeast (i use saf)
  • 2 tablespoons salt (i use real)
  • 8 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons liquid lecithin (optional)


Serving Size (80.75 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 403.55 Calories from Fat 282.51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31.39g 289.72%
Saturated Fat 3.83g 114.79%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.05mg 0.1%
Sodium 1981.54mg 495.39%
Total Carbohydrate 34.79g 69.59%
Dietary Fiber 0.23 g 5.59%
Sugars 31.34 g %
Protein 0.66g 7.86%
Vitamin A 0.1IU% Vitamin C 0.19mg%
Calcium 8.23mg% Iron 0.36mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
warm water, vital wheat gluten, instant yeast