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This is my family’s favourite sandwich bread. It makes amazingly tasty sandwiches.

I have arthritis in my hands and I can’t physically knead breads. So this recipe has steps that use a mixer, but can easily be adapted to hand-power if you don’t have a mixer.

Check out our post on substitutions in this recipe!

Whole Wheat Bread

An easy to make and delicious snacking and sandwich bread, using a mixer and 4 - 8"x4" loaf pans.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Bread
Servings: 4 Loaves


Step 1 (See Instructions)

  • 3 Cups White Flour
  • 3 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/3 Cup Honey
  • 3 Cups Warm Water ~110° F

Step 2

  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 3 Tablespoon Melted Butter
  • 5 to 5 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour


  • Add to mixer or bowl all ingredients from Step 1. Let proof (sit) for 30 minutes, bubbles should be formed.
  • Add Salt, Butter, and slowly mix in 5 Cups of Whole Wheat Flour from Step 2. Add in additional 1/2 cup flour as needed, until not real sticky - just pulling away from the counter/bowl, but still sticky to touch; knead approximately 8-10 minutes.
  • Shape into ball and let rise in a lightly greased bowl until double, about 1 hour.
  • Punch down, shape into flatted ball, cut into 4 equal chunks.
  • Shape each chunk into loaves, rise in lightly greased loaf pans for 45 minutes. About 30 minutes into second rise, preheat oven to 350°F
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.

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