Nutritious Whole Wheat Bread Recipe For Your Health

Gather round, dear readers, and lend me your ears for a momentous occasion. Today, I present to you a recipe that is sure to delight your taste buds and nourish your body – Yummy Whole Wheat Bread.

Now, I understand that when it comes to bread, there are those among us who may be skeptical of the vegan alternatives that claim to be just as tasty and satisfying as those made with animal products. But let me assure you, my dear friends, that this recipe will put all your doubts to rest.

This whole wheat bread recipe is more than just a simple loaf. It’s a testament to the power of plant-based ingredients and the beauty of homemade goods. And if you’re worried that making your own bread is too difficult or time-consuming, fear not! This recipe is easy to follow and yields fantastic results in no time at all.

So sit back, relax, and get ready to embark on a journey of flour, yeast, and warm water. Let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Yummy Whole Wheat Bread - Vegan
Yummy Whole Wheat Bread – Vegan

Greetings, esteemed readers! As a vegan chef, I strongly believe that food nourishes not just the body but also the soul. That’s why I’m thrilled to share with you my recipe for Yummy Whole Wheat Bread. This recipe is very dear to me because it is not only easy to make but also healthy and nutritious.

So why should you try this recipe? Well, firstly, it is made entirely from whole wheat flour which means that it is high in fiber and low in fat. This makes it an excellent choice for anyone who wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle without compromising on taste. In addition to being heart-healthy, whole wheat even has cancer-fighting properties!

Secondly, this bread is vegan-friendly which makes it perfect for those who are looking for plant-based options or simply want to reduce their consumption of animal products. By substituting traditional bread ingredients such as eggs and dairy products with vegan-friendly items like maple syrup or almond milk, we can still enjoy our favourite foods without contributing to animal welfare issues.

Lastly, whose mouth wouldn’t water at the thought of freshly baked bread? You can look forward to the sweet aroma filling your home and biting into a crusty slice slathered with salted butter or smashed avocados. The possibilities are endless- from using it as a base for your sandwiches to serving it alongside soup or salad.

In conclusion, this recipe ticks all the boxes: wholesome, delicious, and cruelty-free. Give Yummy Whole Wheat Bread a go – you’ll never want to settle for mundane store-bought loaves again!

Ingredient List

 Soft and fluffy, yet wholesome and nourishing. Say hello to this delicious whole wheat bread!
Soft and fluffy, yet wholesome and nourishing. Say hello to this delicious whole wheat bread!

Ingredients for Yummy Whole Wheat Bread

  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups warm water (around 110°F)
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast (or 1 packet of instant yeast)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or sweetener choice (such as maple syrup or honey)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons water, oil, or salted butter (for brushing the crust)

Note: It is essential to check the labels to ensure that all ingredients used are vegan-friendly.

This recipe only requires a handful of pantry staple ingredients that you probably already have. With four cups of whole wheat flour and a tablespoon of active dry yeast, you’re on your way to making some deliciously rich and wholesome bread. The brown sugar or sweetener of your choice adds a bit of light sweetness to this bread without being overpowering. And let’s not forget about the two teaspoons of salt, which perfectly balances all the flavors of this loaf.

Also, having some extra water, oil, or salted butter on hand to brush the crust gives it a beautiful golden color and adds an extra layer of flavor.

The Recipe How-To

 If you're looking for a healthy alternative to store-bought bread, look no further.
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to store-bought bread, look no further.

Once you’ve gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to start making this tasty Vegan Whole Wheat Bread!

Mixing the dough

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of whole wheat flour, 2 cups of warm water, and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Mix everything together until it forms a smooth consistency.

  2. Next, add 2 1/4 teaspoons of active dry yeast to the bowl and stir until fully incorporated.

  3. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the mixture, and mix well.

  4. Then pour in 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or your preferred sweetener choice.

  5. Continue stirring the dough mixture until the ingredients form a sticky ball and you can no longer really get any more flour off the sides of the bowl.

  6. Cover the mixing bowl with a clean towel or plastic wrap, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

Kneading the dough

  1. On a clean surface, sprinkle some flour around to prevent sticking. Turn out your sticky ball onto the flour-covered surface.

  2. Knead your dough for about 10-12 minutes, adding small amounts of flour as necessary to stop it from sticking to your hands or to the countertop.

  3. You want your whole wheat vegan bread dough to be pliable and soft, but not too sticky that it sticks to everything or too dry that it crumbles apart easily when you pull at it.

Preparing for baking

  1. Grease a bread loaf pan with cooking spray or oil (salted butter or coconut oil works great).

  2. Shape your wheat vegan bread dough into a size and shape that fits inside your greased bread loaf pan.

  3. Once you’ve done that, cover the loaf with oiled plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm spot for one hour (it should approximately double in size).

Baking your vegan bread

  1. Preheat your oven to 375F /190C while you wait for your dough is rising (step 12).

  2. Once risen, score the top slightly with a knife or razor blade (only about 1/4 inch deep).

  3. Bake in middle rack for about 45-50 minutes.

  4. After removing your wheat vegan bread, let the loaf cool completely before slicing into tender pieces with crispy crust!


Substitutions and Variations

 This bread is made with lots of love and whole grains, giving it a rich, nutty flavor.
This bread is made with lots of love and whole grains, giving it a rich, nutty flavor.

My dear readers, as an experienced vegan chef, I know how important it is to cater to different tastes and preferences when it comes to baking bread. Therefore, I would like to offer you some substitutions and variations for this yummy whole wheat bread recipe.

First of all, let’s talk about the flour. If you cannot find whole wheat flour, you can substitute it with a mixture of all-purpose flour and wheat bran in a 2:1 ratio. This will give your bread a similar texture and taste. You could also try using spelt flour or rye flour for a more unique flavor.

For those of you who prefer gluten-free options, you could use a gluten-free flour blend as a replacement for the whole wheat flour. However, I recommend adding 1 teaspoon xanthan gum per cup of gluten-free flour to help with the binding.

If you want to make this recipe even more nutritious, try adding some seeds or nuts into the dough. You can mix in sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, or chopped walnuts during the kneading process for a crunchier texture.

To make this into flavored bread, add in some herbs or spices into the dough before kneading. A tsp of dried oregano or rosemary blended into the dough is perfect for an Italian-style bread; While cumin seeds and coriander powder will give your loaves a delicious curry-flavored twist.

Lastly, for those who are looking for a sweeter version of this bread recipe, replace the brown sugar with maple syrup, honey or agave syrup which gives it that subtle sweetness and notes of caramel.

I hope these suggestions have been helpful in making this vegan whole wheat bread recipe even more versatile and unique to suit your personal preference. Happy baking!

Serving and Pairing

 Fresh out of the oven and ready to make your taste buds dance!
Fresh out of the oven and ready to make your taste buds dance!

Once you have finished baking this delightful whole wheat bread, you will be thrilled with the aroma that wafts through your kitchen. Serve your warm and freshly baked vegan bread in thick slices, slathered with your favorite dairy-free vegan butter or homemade jam. You can also spread some hummus over the bread for a filling snack.

Pair this wholesome bread with a variety of vegan dishes and soups. Its nutty flavor goes well with soups like tomato basil soup or cauliflower soup. Slice it thin to make a plant-based sandwich using veggies like roasted bell peppers, sliced avocado, cucumbers, and sprouts. It’s perfect for an on-the-go vegan meal.

One of my favorite ways to devour this yummy whole wheat bread is to make garlic bread. Simply preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C), spread some olive oil or vegan butter on top, sprinkle minced garlic and red pepper flakes evenly over each slice, then bake for 5-6 minutes until crispy.

This vegan whole wheat bread is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is versatile enough to complement any meal and add a healthy touch to it.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The crust is perfectly golden and the aroma is irresistible - you won't be able to resist taking a bite.
The crust is perfectly golden and the aroma is irresistible – you won’t be able to resist taking a bite.

Ah, the sweet anticipation of enjoying a nice, warm slice of freshly baked bread. But, what if you don’t have the time or energy to bake every day? Fear not, dear reader, for I have some tips on how to make this vegan whole wheat bread recipe ahead of time, store it, and reheat it!

Firstly, let’s talk about making this bread ahead of time. You can easily prepare the dough ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking. To do this, simply follow the recipe instructions up until the step where you transfer the dough to a greased bowl for proofing. Instead of proofing it immediately, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in your refrigerator.

When you’re ready to bake your bread, take the dough out and allow it to come back to room temperature for a couple of hours. This will help activate the yeast and give your bread that perfect rise.

Now, let’s discuss storing your freshly-baked bread. Once your bread has cooled down completely after baking –which shouldn’t be too long because you’ll want to cut into it as soon as possible– wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it at room temperature. It should last for several days without going stale.

Finally, reheating your already baked bread is quick and easy! Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C), place your sliced bread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and heat it up for 5-10 minutes. Alternatively, you can pop a slice in a toaster or toaster oven for that lovely crispy outer layer.

With these tips on make-ahead, storing and reheating your vegan whole wheat bread slices like these crunchy Seeded Bread ones, you can enjoy freshly baked homemade 100% whole-wheat vegan sandwich bread throughout the week!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Slice it up for sandwiches, toast it for breakfast, or simply enjoy it on its own - this versatile bread can do it all.
Slice it up for sandwiches, toast it for breakfast, or simply enjoy it on its own – this versatile bread can do it all.

Making the perfect vegan whole wheat bread requires more than just following a recipe. Here are some tips to help ensure the best possible outcome.

1. Use high-quality ingredients – It is essential to use high-quality ingredients when making bread. This includes using fresh whole wheat flour, active dry yeast that hasn’t expired, and warm water that isn’t too hot or cold.

2. Knead well – Kneading the dough well helps activate the gluten in the flour, which creates a strong structure and results in a fluffy and light loaf of bread. Knead for at least 10-12 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic.

3. Let it rise properly – The dough needs time to rise for better texture and flavor. Allow enough time for the dough to double in size before baking it. This can take anywhere from 1-2 hours, depending on the recipe.

4. Avoid overproofing – While allowing time for the dough to rise is crucial, overproofing can cause it to deflate and result in a dense loaf of bread. Pay close attention to the recipe instructions and do not let it rise beyond what is recommended.

5. Use a bread thermometer – Checking the internal temperature of your bread with a thermometer takes out all the guesswork when determining whether your bread is done or not. A fully cooked loaf should read between 190-200°F.

6. Rest before slicing – Let the freshly baked loaf of bread cool for about 10 minutes before slicing it. This allows time for the moisture in the loaf to redistribute evenly throughout.

By following these tips, you’ll have a perfectly baked vegan whole wheat bread every time.


Before we conclude this recipe, let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions that may help you achieve perfect results with your vegan whole wheat bread.

Is whole wheat bread good for vegans?

Bread, as a basic food item, is generally vegan-friendly. This is because its primary components consist of flour, yeast, water, oil, and salt – all of which do not contain any animal-derived ingredients.

How can I make my whole wheat bread taste better?

Let’s talk about flavor and moisture-boosting ingredients for this recipe. Adding salt will give your dish a savory touch. For butter, either unsalted or salted is fine, but if you choose salted, consider cutting back on the amount of salt you add to the recipe. Lastly, a small amount of plain Greek yogurt can lend extra moisture to your bread.

What is the secret to making whole wheat bread?

Looking to add some vital wheat gluten to your recipe? No problem! Simply measure out one tablespoon of gluten for every 2-3 cups of flour you’re using. You’ll easily find this product in the natural food sections of any grocery store or online from King Arthur Flour. For those looking to make softer bread, consider taking a break for about 20 minutes before beginning the kneading process.

What is the healthiest vegan bread to eat?

Get ready to delight your taste buds with a loaf of bread like no other – the Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread. Made from a combination of freshly sprouted organic grains, organic sprouted lentils and fresh yeast, this bread is not only delicious, but also packed with nutrients. You’ll be impressed to know that a slice of this bread has more calcium, fiber, iron and protein than the average slice of bread. Parents also love this bread for its impressive nutritional profile.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this yummy whole wheat bread vegan recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a healthy and delicious alternative. With just a few carefully selected ingredients, you can create a mouth-watering treat that is both nutritious and filling.

This recipe is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s for your daily sandwich or a festive dinner with friends and family. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s completely customizable. You can add any toppings you like or swap out ingredients depending on your preference.

Apart from the incredible taste of this bread, it’s also healthy, providing you with essential nutrients such as fiber and minerals. Thus, you don’t have to compromise flavor over health anymore.

I highly recommend trying this recipe out for yourself; I promise you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how easy and delicious it is! So why not give it a try and thank me later?

Yummy Whole Wheat Bread - Vegan

Yummy Whole Wheat Bread - Vegan Recipe

This is a delicious recipe for whole wheat bread, and its totally VEGAN!
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Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 1 Loaf
Calories 1478.3 kcal


  • 1 (2 1/4 teaspoon) package active dry yeast
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water (100 to 110 degrees)
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt


  • In a large bowl (or the bucket of a bread machine, programmed for the dough cycle) dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add the rest of the ingredients in order and mix and knead until the dough is smooth. Cover the bowl and allow the dough to rise for 2 hours, until it has doubled in bulk.
  • Punch down the dough and knead it on a floured surface. Shape the dough into an 8-inch log and place it in a lightly greased 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 inch loaf pan. Cover loosely and allow it to rise until it crests about 1 inch over the rim of the pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake the bread for 35-40 minutes, until its golden brown. Remove it from the oven and turn it out of the pan to cool on a rack.

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Serving: 735gCalories: 1478.3kcalCarbohydrates: 289.9gProtein: 51.2gFat: 23.3gSaturated Fat: 2.9gSodium: 2935.8mgFiber: 40.9gSugar: 28.2g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Breads, Easy, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Vegan, Yeast
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