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100% Whole Wheat Bread for the Bread Machine

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Author: PJ Hamel

100% Whole Wheat Bread for the Bread Machine Recipe

This firm, sweet loaf of golden whole wheat bread, perfect for sandwiches and toast, is one we worked out for our Zojirushi bread machine. But fear not; we've included directions for baking the bread by the standard method, as well.

At a glance

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Yield
1 loaf, 18 servings
Nutrition information

Ingredients

Choose your measure:

  • 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 3 1/2 cups King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour, Premium Whole Wheat Flour, or Organic Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 cup sunflower, sesame or flax seeds, or a combination, optional
  • 1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten, optional; for higher rise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast

Instructions

  1. To make bread in a bread machine: Put all of the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed. Program for basic white bread (or for whole wheat bread, if your machine has a whole wheat setting), and press Start.
  2. Remove the bread from the machine when it's done. Either turn it out of the pan onto a rack to cool; or turn it out of the pan, place it back in the machine (atop the structure that holds the pan), crack the lid open about 1", and let it cool right in the cooling-down machine. This helps prevent the crust from wrinkling as the loaf cools.
  3. To make bread by hand: Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  4. Knead the dough until it's smooth and just slightly tacky, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let it rise until doubled in volume, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Gently deflate the dough and shape it to fit a greased 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan. Let it rise, covered, until doubled, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Bake the bread in a preheated 375°F oven for 35 minutes, or until a digital thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf reads 190°F. Remove the bread from the oven, remove it from the pan, and cool it on a rack.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 47g
  • Servings Per Batch 18
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 120
  • Calories from Fat 25
  • Total Fat 3g
  • Saturated Fat .0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 200mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
  • Dietary Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Protein 4g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.