Food Network Kitchen’s Bread Machine Whole Wheat Bread as seen on Food Network.
Recipe courtesy of Sarah Holden for Food Network Kitchen

Bread Machine Whole-Wheat Bread

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr (includes proofing and resting times)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Love the flavor and freshness of homemade whole-wheat bread but like to keep things simple? We’ve got the recipe for you! A bread machine takes the guesswork out of kneading, proofing and more—just add the ingredients for our easy recipe and you’ll have a beautiful loaf ready to slice for sandwiches, toast and more.



Special equipment:
a 2-pound capacity bread machine
  1. Add the dough ingredients to the bread pan of a 2-pound capacity bread machine in the following order: water, oil, brown sugar, milk powder, kosher salt, whole-wheat flour, bread flour and yeast. Program the machine for whole-wheat bread, 2-pound setting (or just the dough setting, depending on your machine) and start the cycle (see Cook's Note).
  2. Once the cycle is complete, immediately remove the bread from the pan and cool completely on a rack.

Cook’s Note

When measuring flour, we spoon it into a dry measuring cup and level off excess. (Scooping directly from the bag compacts the flour, resulting in dry baked goods.) Settings, cycles and timing may vary on your bread machine depending on the model. Refer to the manufacturer's guide and pay attention to visual cues for proofing. We tested this recipe using a Cuisinart Compact Automatic Bread Maker, Model CBK-110.