Homemade Wheat Bread

I haven’t bought bread in two years. Not once have I regretted it. It is a much better quality, and I enjoy being in the kitchen and having 20 minutes of peace. Though that is still unlikely. Baby boy will still probably be pulling on my shirt half of the time asking for something.

Since I am good at multitasking, and since most of bread making is down time, I try to get my cleaning done so I don’t have to do it later.When I forget to start the bread in the morning (so we can have fresh made bread for our lunch) I simply make some pita pockets so it’s no biggy.

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The flavor of homemade wheat bread is absolutely unbeatable. It’s like love in your belly.

I kid you not.

Believe it or not, when it comes to sandwiches wheat bread tastes better than white bread. And I don’t mean the nasty whole wheat bread in the store. I’m talking about real bread here, people. This recipe will not disappoint.

To start, mix and knead the dough (which is NOT hard despite what some wusses say).


Let it rise til doubled, about 25 minutes.


Punch the dough down and cut it in half.


Roll one of the sections out to be about the length of you pan by twice the length of your pan.


Start rolling it up like you would cinnamon bun dough.


Tuck the ends in and roll to make it stick.


Put the dough in a greased loaf pan, let rise until doubled and bake it!


Here’s the recipe:

Homemade Wheat Bread


  • 3 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
  • 3 tablespoons honey or sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups white flour
  • 4-6 cups whole wheat flour


  • In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let the yeast bubble and grow for 10 minutes. (Longer is okay) Add the oil. Add the salt, white flour, and 4 cups of the wheat flour.
  • Knead all ingredients for 6-8 minutes, adding additional wheat flour in small amounts as needed. The dough should be smooth, elastic, and slightly sticky, pulling away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Cover, and let rise until doubled.
  • Punch it down, and form into 2 loaves. Place the loaves into 2 greased loaf pans, cover again, and let rise until the highest point of the dough is about 1/2 inch above the level of the pan. While the loaves rise, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • When the loaves have fully raised, bake them for 25-30 minutes. Remove the loaves from the pans onto a cooling rack.
  • Cool completely before slicing or it will tear.




33 Thoughts on “Homemade Wheat Bread

  1. Hey! this is such an awesomely easy recipe! I have shared it with a few friends already! I love it so much it’s one of the featured posts at the Sparkles of Inspiration party going live Aug 30! Thanks for linking up!

  2. Elissa R on August 31, 2014 at 12:57 am said:

    Can I use bread flour instead of ap flour?? I bought it for a bread recipe I found, but then all of the other ones use AP flour.Thanks

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  6. You are right! Nothing tastes like homemade whole wheat bread – that stuff in the stores doesn’t even come close. I’m sure your family is enjoying the bread you make – it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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