Whole Wheat Bread

Whole Wheat Bread

2 rounded tablespoons yeast
5 1/2 cups warm water
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon salt
12 to 13 cups whole wheat flour


Add warm water to yeast and let soften for five minutes. Add oil and honey. Stir in about 3 cups of flour, then add salt. Add enough of the remaining flour to make a batter about the consistency of pancake batter, and beat by hand or machine for 10 minutes. Then add remaining flour to a soft, but not overly sticky dough. Turn into buttered bowl and let rise. Shape into loaves, let rise and bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes.


  1. Brian Albin on March 20, 2012 at 1:30 am

    How many loaves? I would like to scale this recipe for one loaf.

    • Joel Jenkins on August 24, 2022 at 1:36 am

      Generally, it takes 3 to 3 1/2 cups of flour per average sized loaf.

  2. Annie on July 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    How long do I let it rise during the rising times?

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