Whole Wheat Bread Machine Recipe

You shouldn’t resign yourself to bwhole wheat bread machine recipeland, tasteless food just because you want to start eating healthier. And with the various models of bread machine that are available on the market today, enjoying that fresh baked smell of a warm loaf of bread helps to bring back that tradition for your family. This recipe is for a basic whole-wheat loaf with a little bit more of a modern twist in the form of extra ingredients to help it better appeal to the younger crowd in your household.

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Whole Wheat Bread Machine Recipe
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2 lb. Loaf Recipe:
  • 1⅓ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups white bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 2 teaspoons low sodium Salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
1.5 lb. Loaf Recipe
  • 1¼ cup water
  • 1½ tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1¾ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1¾ cups white bread flour
  • 1¾ teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 1¾ teaspoons low sodium Salt
  • 1¾ tablespoons sugar
  1. Initially, you want to make sure that all of your kitchen equipment is ready to go. Of course, this includes your bread maker and some specific accessories such as the baking pan, dough pen, cooling rack, and the kneading paddles. His first crust setting with this recipe, you might want to set it to either "light" or "generic” to give it that nice golden color.
  2. Once you have the machine prepared, go ahead and add the ingredients listed above to your baking bowl. Even though some machines will do it automatically, be sure that the "mix" and “knead” functionality is engaged after you close the lid. Allow for a 10 min. preheating time for the machine to start working its magic.
  3. Kneading and mixing take about 10 min., after which you can lift the lid and stop the process. Be sure to test the dough with either wooden spoon or maybe even your finger (make sure it's clean). If the dough seems sticky and wet (more like a cake mix), feel free to add flour or water depending on your personal preference. Just remember the rule of thumb is that for every teaspoon of water flour added, you must add another minute to the kneading process. Once you're satisfied with your dough, set your machine to the "basic bread machine" setting to start the baking process. You will know when it's ready by the beep, after which remove the loaf and let it cool on a wire rack.
  4. You want to make sure that your bread rises properly to give it that bakery fresh fluffy look, so double check that you have the machine set to the basic cycle. Each individual machine will have its own unique portion suggestions listed in its included literature, so be sure to consult with these materials for tips and tricks on the best possible loaf in taste and in presentation.
Tips and Suggestions - Even with something as simple as a loaf of bread, it's very important for a serious cook to add their own individual take on any recipe. For a little bit of pizzazz that will go above and beyond a simple slice of bread for a pat of butter, consider the following ingredients to be added at your leisure. Walnut extract Few drops of Honey Or ripe banana stirred into your dry ingredients, always added that extra moisture to any great bread recipe
Nutrition Information
Serving Size: 1 Slice Calories: 210 Fat: 33g Cholesterol: 61mg


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11 Responses to Whole Wheat Bread Machine Recipe

  1. Jon says:

    This bread turned out delicious– especially with the added honey!

  2. Elena says:

    I don’t think 1/3 is the right amount of water. I just tried it and when the machine was done kneading, it didn’t make dough–it was still loose flour. Are you sure it’s not 1 1/3?

    • Jon says:

      Thank you so much Elena.. You are right. The amounts of water for the recipe have been fixed now. Sorry you had to go through that.

  3. Karen says:

    When you say “basic bread machine” setting, would that be the Bake Only setting? I have a Cuisinart CPK 2-lb Convection Bread Maker, for your reference.

  4. Nicole says:

    This is the best bread machine recipe I have found; turned out fluffy & moist! I added a generous tbsp of honey and it was perfect. Thanks!

  5. Beth Futral says:

    Can I add nuts and whole grains to this bread ? I am looking for a bread machine recipe that is like the 15 grain bread in the store minus the chemicals.

  6. Rose says:

    How can this be 33 gm. of fat?

  7. Lindsay says:

    I found this to be very salty! Next time I’ll only add 1tsp of salt and see how that goes.. It was great besides that

  8. Lindsay says:

    Was great, except a hit a bit salty. I think I’ll decrease salt next loaf and see how that goes!

  9. Linda harris says:

    I want to know if I can use all whole wheat flour and no white flour ? Please .

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