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Is whole wheat bread healthier?

Yes, whole wheat bread is healthier than white bread. Whole wheat flour contains all parts of the wheat kernel thus carrying also the nutrients of bran and germ as opposed to white flour which only has endosperm of wheat kernel.

Is whole wheat bread good for weight loss?

Absolutely. It is more filling than white bread so you eat less but feel fuller with whole wheat flour on your diet. Additionally, because it has fiber, it increases the time food spends in bowels thus delays the feeling of hunger. It regulates bowel movement as well.

What is whole grain?

Whole grain is a term used to define the seed of the grain which includes all natural parts of the seed. These parts are bran, germ and the endosperm. Bran is the outer layer while germ is the reproductive part of the kernel. Endosperm is the largest part and mainly consists of starchy carbohydrates.

What is the difference between whole grain flour and whole wheat flour?

There are several types of grains around the world such as wheat, rice, barley, oats, corn, millet, quinoa, rye, sorghum, teff, triticale, amaranth etc. Whole grain flour includes one or more of these grains whereas whole wheat flour only contains wheat. But in any case they contain the whole seed with all three parts.

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whole wheat bread machine recipe

Emine Aslan January 17, 2024
Whole Wheat Bread Machine Recipe

Summary: Here is a whole wheat bread recipe perfectly tailored to the bread machine to get the best result. You will wake up into a healthy and warm morning with this recipe!

Tags: Whole wheat bread

Category:Whole Wheat
Serving:12 for 2 lbs
Cook Time:3:05 hours
Prep Time:10 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 201

Whole wheat flour includes all three parts of the wheat kernel; bran, germ and endosperm, as opposed to white flours that are made from endosperm only. Endosperm mainly contains starchy carbohydrates and its nutritional value is low compared to the calories it has. On the other hand, bran provides fiber, B vitamins and other minerals and germ is rich in healthy fats, B vitamins, vitamin E and antioxidants. Adding whole wheat flour to your bread improves its nutritional value a lot and enhances its flavor as well.

The whole wheat bread recipe below includes both whole wheat and white flours to yield the perfect taste and texture in bread without missing out on palate satisfaction. Making bread with only whole wheat flour yields a bitter taste and dense texture. So, using both types of flours in half shares is the perfect way to get all the nutrients while enjoying the best taste. But you can also try this recipe using only whole wheat flour. May you wake up to the smell of freshly baked whole wheat bread tomorrow morning!

The whole wheat bread recipe that includes whole wheat and white flours to get the perfect bread taste and texture and high nutritional value.

Tips for your bread maker:
Bread Machine Program: Wheat (#4)
Delay Start Time Available: Yes
Color Option: Yes
Weight Option: Yes


  • Loaf size: 2 lbs (1000 g)
  • 380 ml water (at room temperature) 

  • 3 tablespoons oil

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 2 cups white flour

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 4 tablespoons milk powder

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast 

  • Loaf size: 2 1/2 lbs (1250 g)
  • 400 ml water (at room temperature)

  • 4 tablespoons oil

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 2 1/2 cups white flour

  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 4 tablespoons milk powder

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast

  • Loaf size: 3 lbs (1500 g)
  • 480 ml water (at room temperature)

  • 5 tablespoons oil

  • 3 teaspoons salt

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour

  • 3 cups white flour

  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 4 tablespoons milk powder

  • 1 3/4 teaspoons instant yeast


  1. Open the lid of the bread maker and remove the pan from the machine by pulling it upward.

  2. Make sure the pan is clean and both kneading paddles are in place.

  3. Add all of the ingredients to the bread pan in the order listed.

  4. Put the bread pan back in the bread machine pressing it down so that it clicks into its place, and close the lid.

  5. Plug the bread machine into an outlet and press the “Power” button to turn the machine on.

  6. Use the “Program” button to select the program #4 for the wheat cycle.

  7. Press the “Color” button to choose your desired crust color.

  8. Press the “Size” button to choose the weight of the loaf you are making. The time display will also change as you select the size of the bread since larger loaves take longer time to cook.

  9. Press the “Start” button to start the bread making cycle.

  10. The machine will let you know by making a beep sound once the bread making cycle is finished. Open the lid at this time and remove the bread pan out by using a pot holder.

  11. If you do not remove the loaf immediately, the bread machine will automatically go into a warming cycle to keep the bread warm for one hour.

  12. After taking the bread pan out of the machine, flip the pan over and gently tap it to remove the bread. Make sure the kneading paddles are taken out of the bread loaf.

  13. Your whole wheat bread is ready. Slice it and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
3.8 grams
35.6 grams
5.5 grams
405 milligrams
1.2 grams

    You can freeze whole wheat bread slices in an airtight container if you have leftovers. They feel as fresh as newly baked when you thaw them in the morning.