Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

100% whole wheat, 100% easy—when this homemade whole wheat bread comes out of the oven, the whole family will be asking for a slice.

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread


1 loaf, 8-½ x 4-½ inches

Prep Time


Bake Time

35–45 minutes

Rise Time

45–60 minutes

Total Time

2 hours, 15 minutes

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  • 3-¾ to 4-¼ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 packet Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast (2-¼ teaspoons)
  • 1-¼ teaspoons salt
  • 1-⅓ cups water
  • ⅓ cup milk (whole or 2%)
  • 2 tablespoons corn oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Combine 2 cups flour, dry yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl and stir until blended. Combine water, milk, oil and honey in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH in 15 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch (120° to 130°F). Add to flour mixture.
  2. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in just enough remaining flour so that the dough will form into a ball.
  3. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic and springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover with a towel; let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Roll dough into a 12 x 7-inch rectangle using a rolling pin. Beginning at short end of rectangle, roll up tightly. Pinch seams and ends to seal. Place, seam sides down, in greased 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch loaf pan . Cover with towel; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 45 to 60 minutes .
  5. Bake in preheated 375°F oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan by running a knife around the edges and invert onto wire rack to cool.

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