Wholesome Wheat Bread


Enjoy a warm slice of this “great eight” whole grain bread to get protein, calcium, vitamins—plus fiber. This recipe makes 2 fragrant, sturdy loaves.

  • SERVINGServings


  • 3 cups warm water
  • 3 Tbs. dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 Tbs. canola oil
  • 6 to 6 1/2 cups unsifted whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbs. salt
  • 1 cup nonfat milk powder
  • 4 Tbs. margarine, melted


  1. Mix water, yeast, honey and oil in large bowl. Sift together 6 cups flour, salt and milk powder; stir into yeast mixture. Add remaining 1?2 cup flour if dough is too sticky. Cover bowl, and let sit in warm place 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray two 9x5-inch loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Dust work surface with flour, turn out dough and knead well 10 minutes, adding extra flour if it becomes sticky. Form into 2 loaves, and place in loaf pans. Let rise in warm place 15 minutes.
  4. Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until golden. (After 40 minutes, check to see if crust is golden enough; if so, cover loaves with foil to prevent over-darkening.) Remove from pans, brush tops with melted margarine and cool on racks.

ALSO PER SERVING: 73mg calcium; 2mg iron; 30 IU vitamin d; 0.2mcg vitamin b12; 2mg zinc

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 16
  • Calories: 256
  • Carbohydrate Content: 44 g
  • Fat Content: 6 g
  • Fiber Content: 6 g
  • Protein Content: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 500 mg
  • Sugar Content: 9 g