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. I totally love home-made bread – there’s something about it that warms the heart. Have pinned!! I would love it if you would come share it at our Create and Share party: http://delightfulemade.com/2014/08/19/create-share-diy-recipe-party-19/

  2. I always struggle with homemade bread, but your recipe looks simple and feasible. I’m pinning-and going to try it out.
    I co-host a link party on Fridays called “Pin Your Friday Favorite” (another chance to get pinned). We’d love to have you sometime!!

  3. This is making my mouth water. One of my favorite things in the whole world is homemade bread. And homemade wheat bread is even better. Thank you for sharing over at The Handmade Hangout link party!


  4. Your bread looks so good, and nothing beats the smell of bread baking. Your family is so lucky to have homemade bread all the time.

  5. This is very similar to the recipe from More With Less, which I have made and is yummy! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded-pinned to the links board!


  6. Saw this at The Weekend Social. Looks great and I will definitely be making this!

  7. Found your submission on my Wednesday Whatsits post. I must try this. It looks amazing!

  8. I really want to start making homemade bread. This looks really easy and delicious!
    Cant wait to try it.

  9. There is nothing like a great loaf of homemade bread, this looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Homemade wheat bread is THE best ever! I used to have a bread maker, but wore it out. I also had a hand crank one but I had to make too many loaves at once for it to be practical for just the two of us (even with freezing…I need that space for my OAM cooking!).

    I’m going to give this recipe a try. It is making my mouth water!

    Thank you for posting this on the #SITSsharefest!

  11. Thanks for sharing your recipe – looks great! I also enjoy making my own bread – much better than the store bought. The only thing is it does mold more quickly since there are no preservatives. How do you store your bread? Just curious – always looking to improve on my methods.

    • Hi, Kimberlee! I usually store my bread in tin foil if it’s a whole loaf, since they don’t fit in a ziplock bag. I then transfer to a ziplock bag after it has been cut into enough to fit. Homemade bread does mold faster, so I try to use our homemade bread within three days of being made. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  12. I have never made homemade bread, but I’ve been wanting to for a while. We received a mixer this summer for a wedding gift and my grandma suggested that I could use it for bread. I might just have to use this recipe for my first try! It looks like it’s easy enough and definitely healthier than what we buy at the store. 🙂

    Thank you for linking up this week with the SHINE Blog Hop!

  13. Your bread looks so good! Pinned to give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing it.

  14. Thank you so much! I loved these pictures and can not wait to try it out!

  15. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  16. I don’t get it done as often as you do, but I love having homemade wheat bread on hand! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  17. Oh your wheat bread looks amazing! I can’t wait till it cools down a bit so I can heat up the oven and bake! Thanks for sharing at the party @DearCreatives

  18. Great recipe – I do love making bread! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  19. Thank you so much Maria for sharing this wonderful recipe with us at Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop. I hope you’ll visit again next week. Shared on fb! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  20. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  21. 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!

  22. 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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  26. 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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