Homemade Wheat Bread

Jenni K


This is a great bread for everyday use. We use it for any sandwich, but using it in a grilled sandwich really lets the flavors shine!


★★★★★ 1 vote

2 loaf pans
2 Hr 30 Min
45 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
    warm water
  • 2
    packets active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    molasses or honey
  • 2+ c
    bread flour
  • 2+ c
    wheat flour
  • 1/3 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1/2 c
    milk, room temperature

How to Make Homemade Wheat Bread


  1. In a 2 cup glass measuring cup, stir together warm water, 1 T brown sugar, and molasses or honey until well mixed. (If you need to warm it about 20 seconds more in the microwave to incorporate everything well, that's fine, just don't overheat to boiling, or it will be too hot for the yeast) Stir in the yeast and leave it to foam up for about 10 minutes.
  2. Pour yeast mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Add in the flours, 1/3 C brown sugar, salt, oil, and milk. Mix on low speed until it forms into a dough, adding more flour if necessary. Dough is done when it pulls away from the sides, and you can touch it without it sticking to your finger.
  3. Place dough into a lightly oiled bowl, turning it once to coat. Cover and let it double in size, 1-2 hours depending on the temperature/humidity in your house.
  4. Punch dough down and place on a floured surface. Divide into 2 equal portions and roll into two 16" x 8" rectangles.
  5. Roll into loaves and pinch the seams together. Place loaves, seam side down, into greased loaf pans, tucking the ends under. Using a sharp knife, cut a few slits into the surface of the loaf.
  6. Set aside to rise until it's about 1" over the sides of the pan, and when your finger leaves a dimple in the dough when touched, appx 30-45 minutes. If they don't seem to be rising fast enough (I've had this problem dependent on temperature), you can let them rise in a warm oven (170 degrees).
  7. Preheat oven to 400. (If you had your bread rising in the oven, don't forget to remove before preheating) Bake for 12 minutes at 400, then, without opening the oven door, reduce heat to 350 and continue baking for an additional 20-30 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks. When done, loaves should sound hollow when you tap the bottom of the loaf.

Printable Recipe Card

About Homemade Wheat Bread

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids

Show 3 Comments & Reviews

12 Lovely Coffee Cake Recipes

12 Lovely Coffee Cake Recipes

Perfect with your morning coffee or as a treat after dinner, coffee cakes are one of our favorite indulgences. Sweet, heavenly, and full of flavor, coffee cakes are a great go-to for family get-togethers or a random Sunday. Grab a slice and get ready to enjoy!

9 Tater Tot Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

9 Tater Tot Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

Tater tots – you either love them or you hate them. When you’re under 18, there’s a 100% chance you love them, making tater tots a must-make for busy moms. However, there are only so many times you can have them as a side. That’s where these recipes come in. From tater tot casseroles to […]

Fresh Garlic Recipes Every Garlic Lover Needs

Fresh Garlic Recipes Every Garlic Lover Needs

Over the years I’ve learned people have strong opinions about fresh garlic. Either someone loves it and can’t get enough or they hold the garlic when a recipe calls for it. Personally, I’m team garlic. I love that it can enhance an assortment of recipes. For those garlic lovers, this Janet’s Notebook is for you. […]