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A sliced loaf of whole wheat bread

100% Whole Wheat Bread

This is a pure, 100% whole wheat bread recipe made entirely from whole food ingredients.
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 Tbsp yeast
  • 2 C warm water
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/3 C olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 6 C red fife or spelt flour


  • Measure out warm water and stir in honey
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of yeast on top of the liquid, then set aside
  • In a bread mixer, place butter, salt and apple vinegar and 4 C freshly ground flour
  • Pour the yeast water into the mixing bowl as well and turn on your mixer
  • Let it knead the dough for 10 minutes
  • Once the time is up, add in another 1 C flour until mixed
  • Turn your dough out onto a floured surface and knead in the last cup of flour
  • Roll the dough into a ball and place it in a large, oil bowl. Cover with a dampened tea towel
  • Leave your dough to rise in a warm place, until it has nearly doubled in size
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface and flatted into a 1 inch disc
  • Fold the dough into a ball and divide into two parts, shaping two loaves
  • Grease two bread pans and pop your formed loaves into them.
  • At this point, you should preheat the oven to 350 so it's ready when the dough is!
  • Leave the loaves to rise in a warm place, once again covering dough with a moistened tea towel
  • When the loaves have nearly doubled in size, place them in your hot oven.
  • Bake for 25 minutes at 350F
  • When the loaves are done, remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Remove loaves from the pan and set on a cooling rack. Cover with a moistened cloth and let them steam and cool for 1-2 hours.
Keyword bread, whole wheat