Easiest Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

I have been making whole wheat bread since I was in 5th grade.  I feel like it’s part of my identity.  I am only as good as my latest batch of whole wheat bread. I have a lot of recipes. I also have a lot of tips. This recipe is the easiest version of whole wheat bread.

Easiest Whole Wheat Bread

3 cups warm water

2 tablespoons instant yeast

1/2 cup sugar (or honey, I use honey)

1/4 cup oil

1/4 cup gluten (grandmas vital wheat gluten is my favorite)

7 cups of flour

1 1/2 tablespoons salt

I start with the warm water and the yeast. Then add the sugar, oil, gluten and flour. I put it all in my mixer and knead for 8 minutes. THEN… I add the salt and continue kneading for 2 more minutes. Salt hinders the yeast.  It makes such a big difference in the fluffiness to add the salt to late. But try not to forget it. It also makes a big difference in taste!

Once the bread has kneaded for 10 minutes I transfer it to a bowl that I’ve sprayed with pam. I put the dough in, then spray the top of the dough and cover with saran wrap. The dough will touch the saran wrap, and makes a mess if it isn’t sprayed.

After an hour or so I spray more pam on the clean counter, and my bread pans.  Then I divide into 3 piles of dough, and form into loaves. Then they raise into beautiful loaves and I put into a preheated oven, 350 degrees, for 30 minutes.



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