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.