Monday, August 16, 2010

Healthy Whole Wheat Bread

For the longest time I meant to make bread at home and post the recipe in my blog. At last I got around to getting hold of a loaf pan!

Below is the recipe for while wheat bread. Why spend $7 on a loaf of bread while you can make some real smooth, healthy bread at home? I hope you like this recipe. Its really easy, do try it out at home. This recipe is for simple whole wheat bread; I will post 9-grain/cranberry and other flavors in time.

Ingredients: (yields 1 loaf)

Whole Wheat Flour: 4 cups

Warm water: 1 cup

Oil: ¼ cup (I used vegetable oil)

Honey: ¼ cup

Milk: 1/3 cup

Dry yeast: 1 packet (you know those small ones)

Salt: 1 ¼ tsp


  • Take a large bowl and mix all the ingredients with the exception of flour, well.
  • Add the flour and mix well making sure that there are no lumps; A little softer than roti/naan bread consistency. Make a cylindrical shape out of this.
  • Grease a loaf pan and gently insert the dough into this pan.
  • Cover this pan with a wet towel and let it stand for 1 hour or until the dough raises.
  • Pre heat the oven to 350 D F. Sprinkle some flour on top of this dough.
  • Bake this for 50-55 minutes.

Healthy whole wheat bread is ready!


  1. Make sure that you really mix the dough well. I used both my hands for this and it took some 10 minutes to achieve this.
  2. To test the done-ness of this bread, lightly thump the bottom of the loaf pan after you remove from the over, it should sound hollow.


  1. wow really fantastic,home made bread simply superb...

  2. its a very useful post ..i was looking for this bread recipe ...thanks for sharing ...ur bread looks perfect


  3. Lovely bread Madhu...will try this soon..thanks for sharing..

  4. Healthy bread,looks prefect..

  5. Madhu, first thanks for sharing this. I'll sure try this...
    Lovely Home Made healthy bread.

  6. The bread looks so perfect! I love home made breads :-)

  7. Thanks all! I am glad you liked the recipe.

  8. Sounds really easy to prepare.Perfectly baked dear!Thanks for sharing!

  9. Wow!! that loaf looks so perfect n professional!
    Love fresh baked home made bread that too with wwflour..simply awesome..
    First time here n I must you have a really nice collection of recipes..loved your garden pics!!
    will b visiting often :)
    do drop in at my space sometime

  10. ♥♥ Olá, amiga!
    Passei para uma visitinha...
    Seu cantinho está muito lindo e criativo, com fotos maravilhosas dos pratos.
    As receitas estão muito saborosas e saudáveis...amei!!!♥♥
    Boa semana!...
    com tudo de bom!!!♥
    ♥♥♥ Brasil

  11. Thanks all! Magia, I didnt understand a word of what you said. Sorry dear.

  12. Looks great.
    Anytime whole wheat bread is better than white bread.