Soft, Dense, Amazing Whole Wheat Bread

I am so pleased to share my go-to whole wheat bread recipe you all today! It is wonderfully soft in the middle with a perfectly crunchy crust. Plus, it’s super filling and barely even tastes like whole wheat bread!😜

Thanks to a contest winner from for sharing this multigenerational treat:

I can just smell the aroma now…

The recipe is written to make two loaves, but we never really have the need for two, so we cut the recipe in half. So to save you the math:

  • 1 1/8 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 c. warm water
  • 1/4 c. + 2 TBSP canola (or vegetable) oil
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 2 TBSP molasses
  • 1/2 TBSP salt
  • 3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour

Rising and baking times are the same.

The only downside is that you can’t make it in the bread machine.😭 (If anyone figures out how please tell me!) But a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment takes A LOT of the work out of it. If you make a lot of bread/dough on a regular basis, I would highly recommend getting one! And it doesn’t have to be a fancy Kitchen Aid— you can pick a good one up on Amazon for about $50!🤑

My mixer in action

Try serving this with chow mein casserole—it’s an awesome complement!
Happy bread baking!🥰

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