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Whole Grain Bread Recipes

This section includes a variety of whole grain bread recipes that incorporate a portion of or all whole wheat flour to provide added nutrition and flavor.

Spelt, einkorn, emmer, and triticale flour can all be used as substitutes for whole wheat flour in bread-baking recipes, but the flavor will be deeper and richer, and the texture will vary slightly.

 Sourdough Einkorn Loaf

Sourdough Einkorn Bread

The Einkorn Sourdough bread in the photo above is made with home-milled whole grain Einkorn flour.  The sourdough starter is also made with  Einkorn flour.




Enjoy some whole grain bread recipes

Try some of these whole grain bread recipes, or if you have a recipe to contribute, feel free to submit a bread recipe.


Brown Soda Bread

Irish Brown Bread

A simple, wholesome loaf that is delicious eaten fresh.


Basic Whole Grain
Bread Recipe

This basic recipe for whole wheat bread uses freshly milled whole wheat flour.




Buttermilk Wheat Biscuits

These nutritious wheat biscuits are made with buttermilk, whole wheat and all-purpose flour.




Challah - Whole Grain and Emmer with Apples

Whole Grain Emmer Challah

This challah, shaped like a turban, is a delicious Fall bread made with whole wheat, emmer, apples and honey.


Challah - Whole Grain w/Cranberries

Whole Wheat Cranberry Challah

Enjoy this 5-Strand Whole Grain Challah with Cranberries & Orange Zest.



Classic 100% Whole Wheat Bread

Classic Whole Wheat Bread

This 100% whole wheat recipe features the delightfully nutty taste of wheat in a fine-grained, moist loaf...


Cracked Wheat Bread

Cracked Wheat Bread

This cracked wheat bread recipe combines cracked wheat, whole wheat flour, oats and wheat germ with bread flour to make a very healthy and tasty loaf of bread.


Cracked Wheat French Baguettes

These Cracked Wheat French Baguettes are best eaten fresh; maintain the crisp crust by storing unsliced bread uncovered at room temperature.





Easy Wheat Biscuits

An easy wheat biscuit recipe for biscuits made with whole wheat and all-purpose flour for a lighter texture.






Easy Whole Wheat Bread

Easy Whole Wheat Bread

Easy and delicious whole wheat sandwich bread made with buttermilk and honey.


Einkorn Levain

Einkorn Levain

This bread is made with a levain of Einkorn flour and a mature sourdough culture.



Einkorn Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Einkorn Bread

Sourdough bread made with Einkorn flour and an Einkorn levain.


Einkorn Whole Wheat Bread made with an overnight Sponge

Einkorn Bread using an overnight sponge

This is a basic whole wheat bread using freshly milled Einkorn flour and an overnight sponge.


Five Grain Bread with Pâte Fermentée

Five Grain Bread

As the name suggests, this multigrain bread utilizes an overnight Pâte Fermentée (pre-ferment).


Flax Seed Whole Wheat Bread (from Susie in NY)

A moist, sweet whole wheat bread with a crispy crust and soft smooth center.





Flax and Whole Wheat Bread (from Marylou in MI)

Recipe for a tasty whole grain bread.





Freshly Milled Whole Wheat Bread (from Nigel in UK)

Bread made with freshly milled whole wheat flour.





Hearty Whole Wheat Sandwich Loaf

HBin5 Master Loaf

Hearty Whole Wheat Sandwich Loaf made with Healthy Bread in Five Minutes Dough.


Honey Malt Pecan Whole Wheat Bread

This Honey Malt Pecan Whole Wheat Bread recipe was submitted by MM in Austin.





Honey Wheat Bread

Honey Wheat Bread

Make this honey wheat bread into a loaf or a batch of dinner rolls for dinner tonight.


Irish Brown Bread

Traditional Irish Brown Bread recipe made with flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk.





Irish Wheaten Bread

Wheaten bread is a yeast-raised version of traditional Irish brown soda bread that requires no kneading.




Light Wheat Bread

Light Wheat Bread

This Light Wheat Bread is great for sandwiches and toasting.


Light Wheat Burger Buns

Light Wheat Burger Buns

Try this light wheat buns for your next cookout.


Mainville Family Bread Recipe (from Robert in Wilmington)

Mainville Family Bread Recipe

These buns are the perfect serving size for sandwiches and hamburgers, or a roll with dinner.


Multigrain Bread

Hardy and healthy multigrain bread made with steel-cut oats, seven-grain cereal, wheat bran, oat bran, barley flour, spelt flour, all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour.




Multigrain Black Bean Bread

Multigrain Black Bean Bread

This Multigrain Black Bean Bread is a dense, yeast bread that has a slight quick bread texture.


Multi-Seed Whole Wheat Bread

This delicious Multi-Seed Whole Wheat Bread can be made completely in the bread machine.







No-Knead Cranberry Harvest Bread

Cranberry Harvest Bread

Plan ahead for this easy no-knead bread—an overnight or all-day rise gives it terrific flavor.



No-Knead 100% Whole Wheat Bread

No Knead Whole Wheat Bread

This 100% Whole Wheat Bread isn’t kneaded; instead, the soft dough is simply beaten in a bowl for several minutes, then scooped into a bread pan.


Oatmeal Bread Recipes

Oatmeal Breads

Oats are easily digestible and provide a great source of protein when added to breads.



Rustic Cracked Wheat Bread

Rustic Cracked Wheat Bread

The mixture of cracked wheat, whole wheat and bread flour makes this a very nutritious bread.


Rustic European Whole Wheat Loaf

Rustic Whole Wheat Bread

This rustic European-style Loaf includes whole wheat flour and walnuts.


Rye Bread Recipes

Marbled Rye Bread

When added to dough, rye makes the bread denser, moister, darker, and better-keeping than an all-wheat bread.


Seed Bread (from Betty-Ann in Calgary)

My family enjoys sandwiches made with hearty, granary-style bread.





Spelt Bread Recipes

Spelt Bread

Spelt flour can be used as an exact substitute for whole wheat flour in baking recipes.



Spiced Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

This whole wheat pumpkin bread was adapted from one of my favorite white flour pumpkin bread recipes.


Sprouted Breads

Sprouted Wheat Bread

Using sprouted wheat in breads greatly enhances the nutrition and digestibility of wheat.



Sweet Potato Bread (from Ellen in the United States)

This Sweet Potato Bread recipe always gets RAVE reviews and even from folks who don't like whole wheat bread.








Tartine Whole Wheat Bread

Tartine Whole Wheat Bread

This bread is similar to Tartine Country Bread but uses a greater proportion of whole wheat flour to white all-purpose flour.



Whole Grain Country Bread

Whole Grain Country Bread

This recipe can be adapted to different grains (barley, rye, oats, spelt), as long as one-half of the mixture is wheat flour to ensure a light, airy texture.


Whole Grain Oatmeal Waffles

Oatmeal Waffles

The combination of oatmeal and whole wheat makes these waffles very nutritious. They taste especially good topped with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup.


Wholegrain Homemade Pancake Mix

Whole Grain Pancakes

These pancakes are not quite 100% whole-grain, but they are delicious and feature the sweet-nutty combination of oats and wheat.


Whole Grain Fruit-Filled Pinwheels

Fruit Filled Pinwheels

This dough, made with a large percentage of whole wheat flour, is very flavorful with the addition of dried cranberries and orange zest.



Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Banana Pecan Whole Wheat

This easy recipe for whole wheat banana bread is made completely in the bread machine.




Whole Wheat Batter Bread

Whole Wheat Batter Bread

Wholesome 100% Whole Wheat Batter Bread that is beaten rather than kneaded.


Whole Wheat Batter Bread

No Knead Whole Wheat Bread

This wheaty and chewy all-whole-wheat loaf is a batter bread that is not kneaded.




100% Whole Wheat Bread (Bread Machine)

This is a 100% whole wheat bread that can be made completely in your bread machine.







Whole Wheat Bread Bowls

Whole Wheat Bread Bowls

For a comforting meal, fill these bowls with a healthy vegetable stew or a hearty chili.


Whole Wheat Challah

Whole Wheat Challah

This version uses a combination of whole wheat flour and white flour to make a beautiful and tender multigrain braid.


Whole Grain Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

These bagels are made with the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes master dough.


Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Bread

The bread can be made completely in the bread machine or, make the dough in the bread machine, and bake the loaves in a conventional oven.


Whole Wheat Dill Bread

Whole Wheat Dill Bread

This whole wheat dill bread recipe provides the goodness of whole wheat with a twist of dill! It's delicious with soups, or use in sandwiches.


Whole Wheat Fruited Hearth Bread

Fruited Hearth Bread

Try this whole wheat version of a fruited hearth bread. The dough can be formed into a braid or in the shape of traditional Panettone bread.


Whole Wheat Holiday Loaves

Whole Wheat Holiday Loaf

Holiday loaves made with 100% whole wheat and contain no dairy products. The loaves are dark and chewy with an exceptional flavor.


Whole Wheat Muffins

Whole Wheat Muffins

This is a good basic recipe for whole wheat muffins. Not only do these muffins taste good ... they are good for you.



Whole Wheat Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

This is a healthier recipe for cinnamon rolls. This version uses whole wheat flour and honey. Try a batch of these rolls with your Holiday brunch!



Whole Wheat Pancakes

Whole Wheat Pancakes

These whole wheat pancakes make a delicious and healthy breakfast! For extra nutrition and fiber, top the pancakes with hot, chunky, spiced applesauce or thick fruit sauce.


Whole Wheat Pilgrim Scones

Whole Wheat Pilgrim Scones

The combination of all-purpose and whole wheat flours, honey, buttermilk and raisins makes these scones delicious as well as nutritious.


Whole Wheat Pizza

Whole Wheat Pizza

If you're looking for a versatile whole wheat pizza crust that is fairly easy to make and actually tastes good, this one fits the bill.



Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

This whole wheat pumpkin bread is made with 50% whole wheat flour and 50% unbleached flour.



Whole Wheat Rolls

These whole wheat rolls provide a very good source of fiber. The recipe uses mostly whole wheat flour along with some all-purpose flour to help the rolls rise.


Savory Whole Wheat Rolls Recipe

These savory herb rolls are made with whole wheat flour so they provide a good source of fiber. Wheat gluten is added to help the rolls rise.


Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

This whole wheat sandwich bread is perfect for sandwiches, toast, and French toast or grilled cheese sandwiches.


Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

Whole Wheat Bread in Clay Pot

A basic, versatile whole wheat loaf that can be made into many shapes and made with either a biga or wild yeast starter.



Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread (Bread Machine)

This whole wheat sourdough bread recipe is the ideal answer for those who are looking for whole wheat nutrition and low sugar.





Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter

This is the whole wheat starter to be used with the whole wheat sourdough bread machine bread (above).





Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter (from Amanda in Atlanta)

A whole wheat sourdough starter recipe that uses a mixture of organic rye flour and sprouted wheat flour.



Whole Wheat Toast Bread

Whole Wheat Toast Bread

Whole wheat toast bread made with a whole wheat sponge, rye flour and white bread flour.


Whole Wheat Waffles

If you are trying to add extra fiber to your family’s diet, these whole wheat waffles are a tasty place to start.






Whole Wheat Walnut Bread

Whole Wheat Walnut Bread

These 100% whole wheat loaves go well with any meal or occasion but is especially good for breakfast or brunch.


Whole Wheat "Wild Yeast" Starter

Whole Wheat Starter

A w hole wheat sourdough or "wild yeast" starter for use in whole wheat bread.




What is Your Favorite Whole Wheat Bread Recipe?

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Freshly Milled Whole Wheat Bread 
When I first got a grain mill and started making bread it seemed impossible to get anything light and fluffy. Everything was full of flavour but the crumb …

Pumpkin Seed Cilantro Pesto 
This Pumpkin Seed Cilantro Pesto recipe is from the internet, but with several of my alterations (including the substitution of pumpkin seeds). It goes …

Multigrain Black Bean Bread  
Recipe revised: 4/12/2012 This dense, yeast bread has a slight quick bread texture. Therefore, I usually slice any remaining loaf before storing it …

Flax Seed Whole Wheat Bread 
Ingredients: 1 1/8 cups water 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup honey 2 cups bread flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk 1/4 …

Whole Wheat Bread 
Stir together - 51/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup multi-grain cereal (use Red River Cereal) 3 Tbsp. quick rise yeast Beat together - 5 cups …

Honey Malt Pecan Whole Wheat Bread 
Ingredients: 125 gm King Arthur Whole Wheat flour 375 gm King Arthur White Whole Wheat flour 300 gm distilled water 7 Tbsp honey 4 Tbsp Vital …

Savory Millet Loaf  
I created this recipe because I wanted to add a tasty, moist millet dish to my diet. Ingredients 1 cup millet 3 cups …

Multi-Seed Whole Wheat Bread
in Bread Machine
This delicious Multi-Seed Whole Wheat Bread can be made completely in the bread machine. Or, mix it in the bread machine, shape it by hand and put it in …

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