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Bread Machine Recipe for Whole Wheat Bread

User Rating 4 out of 5
25 Reviews
22 out of 25 users would make it again
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This Recipe is for a 2lb machine!February 18, 2013 By mlissy4u
Followed this recipe exactly. What I didn't notice until afterward was that this recipe is for a 2lb bread machine and nothing smaller. My machine must be for a 1.5lb machine. The bread came out really dense and mostly burnt crust. Oops!
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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A new staple in our home!January 21, 2013 By mrshsantos4
The flavor and texture of this bread is wonderful! My children (ages 3 & 5) are begging for more toast and sandwiches on my ""yummy bread machine bread"" :-) They are super picky eaters, so this is high praise, in deed. It isn't as heavy as some wheat breads are, it rose nicely and made my house smell amazing. This recipe is getting filed away for regular use!
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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Amazingly tasty and Fluffy Whole Wheat BreadOctober 20, 2012 By vnzdn
This is probably the first 100% fresh whole wheat flour bread that I've made with this recipe that has turned out so great! I highly recommend it to anyone. I made the flour at home from ground up whole wheat berries. I also used 3 TBSP of raw cow milk, and added 1 TBSP of honey, the scent when it was cooking was awesome! I also used grapeseed oil. It's the perfect consistency of dense and fluff - just perfect! FOR THE NEWBIES, because I was definitely one of those that always wanted others to really expand on what exactly they did because I was just clueless! Here's exactly what I did and how I did it: 1. I heated the water, milk, oil, honey and salt to 120 degrees F (Yes I used a thermometer for accuracy). Once these ingredients reached 120 degrees I added that to the breakmaker bowl. 2. Next I stirred together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar), and dumped them on top of the liquids. This whole thing should cover the wet ingredients so that you don't see any liquid. 3. Next I made an indentation in the dry ingredients using my fingers and put the yeast in there. 4. I have a Breadman TR444, and it doesn't have many fancy settings, so I just selected ""Whole Wheat"" and that was it and ""2.0"" for the size. **It took a good 3 hours and 40 some minutes to make. I really hope this helps everyone who may have some issues with this recipe, honestly, if you follow these instructions it should all work and you'll be amazed with the results (that is, if you enjoy whole wheat breads, if you're new to whole wheat, this will in time be your favorite recipe!)
14 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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So good my husband ate it!March 26, 2012 By bakergirlct
This loaf was delicious, easy to make, and so good that my husband, who is not a wheat bread fan, ate two slices voluntarily! The kids had it as an afternoon snack, coming home from school to a house filled with the fragrance of fresh bread. Wonderful!!!
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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Great sandwich breadJanuary 30, 2012 By KarenZee
New to breadmaking and to a Zojurushi Virtuoso bread machine, this is the first bread I made for my family. I used the basic wheat cycle. I followed the recipe exactly. Bread rose up beautifully making a perfect loaf for sandwiches. The texture is perfect and the loaf had a nice soft crust. It was easy to slice once completely cooled and received good reviews from my family. Will definately be making it again.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Great bread!January 29, 2012 By lmh12620
I made this 2 lb loaf with King Arthur White Wheat flour and a light crust setting with my machine's whole wheat setting. I like that it's whole wheat without being a heavy dense bread. I made no other substitutions Good flavor! Will definitely make again.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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Going to attempt againJanuary 27, 2012 By WellDrick22
This looks like it should be an easy recipe. I tried doing it last night on my GE 2lb breadmaker and......it didn't work. :( Lots of dry flour in the canister but some level of rising - a really weird-looking blob. My second attempt is in production as I write this. I just read the other reviews and noticed where one person said the water added must be hot - I used room temperature H20. Although I read the recipe twice as I added the ingredients, I didn't see the part where it said ""hot water"", just the word ""water"". I must be getting senile in my young age. I don't have much experience using a breadmaker and I don't have a manual to consult. I used the whole wheat setting and it automatically cooked for 4 hours 35 minutes - I couldn't seem to set it for the requisite two hours only. I'll see how it goes this time. Should I fail (and even if I don't fail), I'll definitely switch to hot water. All my other ingredients including the yeast are fresh so I am hoping none of them are the culprits in my bread disaster. Thanks for the positive reviews and success stories - there may be hope for me yet!
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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No complaints here ! Everyone loved it!December 04, 2011 By iprogcnc
This is my second time making a bread machine loaf from scratch and this one was fantastic! I made sure I used fresh yeast like the lady said and it was perfect ( not to dense and heavy). The only substitute I made was to use three tablespoons of 1% milk instead of powered milk and mixed it with the warm water ( dry powdered milk at 7 to 8 bucks a box was a bit much to spend) I used to 2LB setting on the machine but next time I will go with a lighter crust or the A setting on a Breadman. Thanks for a great recipe!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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Not just for the birds!!!March 15, 2011 By doodlebug0817
This recipe is great, I added about 2 tablespoons of honey to it as the last ingredient, pressed start on my machine and a little over two hours later i had the most delicious loaf of bread, it has a great texture and denseness ( not too dense and not too lite), great to slice, toast up or use for sandwiches. I give 5 big stars! And to the bird lady I think one of two things happened with your dough. Either you did not use hot water (first ingredient) it should be about 115 degrees, or your yeast was old and did not react, so your bread didn't rise and when it baked it turned into a small hard lump. Retry this recipe, hopefully you will become a believer yet!!!!!!
21 of 21 people found this review helpful.
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for the birds...literallyFebruary 18, 2011 By TKolo61
I took great care to follow this recipe, exactly as it was written. The dough was very dry, and the dough never rose. This two pound loaf is the size of a half pound loaf. It looks like a brick, I will feed it to the birds, I don't know if they will eat it. I had to give it one star, I wasn't allowed to give it NO stars.
4 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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Very GoodNovember 22, 2010 By snowqueen690
I made this in the bread machine last night. I set the machine on timer so that the bread would be warm and ready by the time I got up. It was a bit hard, I forgot to add the extra two tablespoons of water so it didn't knead exactly right, but it was still good. I am vegan so instead of dried milk, I used 1 cup of unsweetened soymilk, and made up the rest of the liquid with water.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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add this one to the recipe boxNovember 10, 2010 By nobaker
I followed the recipe with these exceptions. canola oil, and replaced 1/4c flour with 1/8 c each of wheat germ and ground flax seed. I used King Arthur 100% Whole Wheat Flour in my Breadman Ultimate Plus bread machine on the whole wheat/light crust setting. I am terrible at baking, that's why I have a bread machine. I saw the good reviews with this recipe and decided to try it. This is the best recipe I've made. The loaf is dense enough to be hearty with just a slight sweetness, yet still light and airy enough to make a fabulous sandwich. Next time I'll try honey instead of brown sugar and applesauce instead of oil.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Oh..Boy!!!!!October 29, 2010 By jephd
I used Wheat Montana ""Bronze Chief"" 100% Whole Wheat Flour In my Breadman Plus Bread Machine. Followed recipe to a tee. Used Wheat Bread Setting. Way too dry and ended up in glob of dough in pan. Used Wheat Montana White Flour on old standy recipe also today and it worked great...A beautiful loaf. Any Idea's??????
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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need details for 1 1/2 lb bread machineJuly 28, 2010 By koru77
I was searching for a whole wheat bread recipe. I want to try this after reading the good reviews but I only have a 1 1/2 lb bread machine but this recipe is for 2lb bread machine...can someone post the recipe for 1 1/2 lb bread machine...Thank you so much for your posts
14 of 18 people found this review helpful.
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Bread Machine Whole Wheat BreadJuly 01, 2010 By maficat
Excellent recipe...the best I have found so far. I love this bread...I used SAF yeast...Wanted to add vital wheat gluten, but discovered I was out.....this bread doesn't need it....perfect texture in my Zo bread machine.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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the best recipe for whole wheat bread in a machineJune 09, 2010 By heatherryanmorse
I loved this recipe. It is for a 2 pound bread machine. I have tried so many recipes and never have I gotten a bread this airy when using whole wheat flour. So many recipes are dense and have a low rise. This was fluffy and airy and yummy and full. I am very impressed. I did use 1/2 baking flour and 1/2 whole wheat flour because I was worried about it being too dense. Next time I will try it with just whole wheat and see how it fairs. Great recipe!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Love ItMarch 03, 2010 By jerryqian
Thanks About.com! This bread is sooo delicious. I will make this again.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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Great sandwich bread!March 02, 2010 By ameadows01
I followed the recipe as given, adding chopped cranberries and walnuts during the last knead cycle. The result was a beautiful, high rising loaf with a crunchy crust and a dense crumb. Great for toast and sandwiches. This will definitely be my go-to recipe for bread machine wheat bread. Thanks for a great recipe!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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The best bread yet!!January 16, 2010 By YeeHawWatchthebirdie
This is a great bread. I did switch mine up a bit. I used a 1/4c of agave instead of brown sugar, and loaded in some ground flax and oat brand in the second need. I also cut the salt down a bit. Machine setting were for wheat bread, two lb loaf , and light setting. I also added some oats and flax to the top of the loaf. Came out perfect. Hope you enjoy this as much as I do.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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Now my favorite breadJune 08, 2009 By Babsbabbles
I followed some of the suggestions of the 1/10/09 reviewer. I substituted 1/4 c. of the flour with sesame seeds and chopped walnuts. I used canola oil instead of veg. oil. I selected light crust for this 2 lb loaf. And, oh my goodness, this bread is soooo good. It has a crusty crust, quite like artisan bread. Using brown sugar is much better than the molasses my other whole wheat bread recipe calls for.
61 of 62 people found this review helpful.
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My Weekly BreadJanuary 10, 2009 By Jay.Swizzle
This is the basic loaf of healthy bread that you should be making! I bake it on the weekends to use for 3 or 4 days fresh, keeping it in a sealed container on the cupboard. If I still have bread left after that time, I slice the remaining loaf into toaster-ready slices and put them in a sealable freezer bag for freezing (I like things as fresh as possible). I use the remaining slices from the freezer until I make a fresh loaf. That's just my system, and it seems to work for me (I'm single). A couple of notes on modifications and experimentation: For those concerned about sweeteners, I do a mixture of brown rice syrup and honey; I do not, however, change the amount (1/3 cup), so you may want to look at the equivalent of a liquid sweetener vs. the brown sugar. (Tip: Coat the inside of your measuring cup with cooking spray so that your honey or syrup pours out nicely.) I haven’t had a problem with how I do it, so I haven’t bothered with conversion concerns. Additions (in fairly small amounts) that I have used include milled flax seed, sesame seeds, wheat bran, and chopped walnuts. I usually don’t use that final 1/4 cup of flour because I add these other ingredients. I’m winging it a bit on these additions – and I know baking is an “exact” science – but thus far I’ve had only wonderful loaves come out of my bread machine. And it beats store-bought bread for a range of reasons – from saving a few bucks to being more in control of exactly what you put in your body (and in this case you’re eating simple, really healthy ingredients).
92 of 96 people found this review helpful.
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Made with variations - Yum!October 14, 2008 By tacoheadjones
I got my bread machine at a yard sale for $5 and was tired of the wheat bread recipe in the enclosed book, so I found this one and wanted to try it. I have hypoglycemia so didn't want to use the brown sugar, so I used fructose instead and I didn't have any dried milk, so I left it out and it turned out fantastic! I also added about 1/4 cup of wheat germ and about 2 TBS of wheat gluten to add more texture, maybe that's what made it very chewy. Try it!
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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Whole Wheat BreadJune 25, 2008 By panchitabonitaa
This is an awesome recipe. The bread is just right not to sweet and not to bland. Great! Great! Great!
18 of 20 people found this review helpful.
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Good BreadDecember 09, 2007 By gremlinbaby
This is the second time I've used this recipe. The first time I used it to make cabbage pockets and they turned out really well. My husband really liked it and I just had to come back and find it again because I misplaced it the first time.
13 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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Great BreadNovember 27, 2007 By canadianjen
I this bread. Light (for whole wheat) and a bit sweet. My son is crazy about it too! (22 months) So I recommend it to the mothers especially!
26 of 27 people found this review helpful.
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