Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Best Homemade Wheat Bread Recipe

This homemade wheat bread is light and soft and absolutely perfect. Since it's part wheat and part white flour, it's NOT heavy or dense. It's my new favorite bread recipe.
Best Homemade Wheat Bread Recipe
I have been wanting to make homemade wheat bread more for my family. The problem is that I don't really like it. I prefer white bread. I know, I know, wheat bread is SO much better for you. So I'm starting out small, with only a couple cups of wheat flour for now. Each time I make it I plan on replacing more of the bread flour with wheat flour to help ease me into it.

The Best Homemade Wheat Bread Recipe

Best Homemade Wheat Bread Recipe
I started out with my mom's wheat bread recipe and just changed a couple things. It turned out AMAZING!  It was light and soft and exactly what I was wanting it to be.

Afraid of making bread because you don't know how to work with yeast? Check out my old fashioned dinner rolls post. It will walk you through everything. Then you will want to make all the breads, like cinnamon bread, bread bowls, and even this fancy daisy bread.

Best Homemade Wheat Bread Recipe

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 Best Homemade Wheat Bread Recipe

1/2 c. warm water
2 T. yeast
1 t. sugar
2 c. warm water
3/4 T. salt
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. oil
5-6 c. wheat flour {I use a combination of 2 c. wheat flour and 3-4 c. bread flour}
1 T. vital wheat gluten
1 T. dough enhancer

Mix together 1/2 c. warm water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes. Combine the rest of water, salt, honey oil, vital wheat gluten, dough enhancer and 3 c. of wheat flour. {If you are using part wheat and part bread flour like I did, make sure that you add the wheat flour now} Add the yeast mixture. Mix together and let sit for 10 minutes. Don't skip this step. This allows the gluten to develop. Add 2 more cups of flour. If needed add more flour 1/4 c. at a time, but no more than 1 extra cup in total or your bread will be dry. Knead 10 minutes. Let raise 30-40 minutes. Shape into loaves and let raise about 30 minutes. Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes.

Best Homemade Wheat Bread Recipe
Go try it, I'd love to know how you like it.


  1. This makes me want to eat carbs again. I think I will cheat for this recipe! Thanks for sharing. Coming by from the Grant Life Party!

  2. Yum! This looks great! I just made a white bread for the first time.. I'll have to try this wheat version asap!

    Thanks for linking up to the Life of the Party! Im pinning this for sure!

  3. Hey, this recipe looks a LOT like my recipe! Except mine is like twice as big, or something to that effect....
    And YES, it is delicious.....
    Happy St. Patties!! :)
    x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  4. Visiting from Life of the Party linky. This looks AMAZING!