homemade whole wheat bread from The Jewish Kitchen

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

Home-baked bread gives off an aroma like nothing else. Although this bread is pale brown in color, don't be fooled by that. There is a load of goodness from the delicious honey in this recipe. You can also add raisins and nuts to add even more texture, chewiness and flavor.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1/2 tbsp. dry active yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 ounces honey
  • 6 ounces corn oil
  • 1/2 cup raisins and chopped optional


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together yeast, water, flour, and honey. Let this rise for 10-15 minutes. Set aside. Mixture will be watery. Then add the egg and oil. (If adding the raisins and nuts, do it now.)
  2. Knead the dough for 10 minutes. Cover and let it rest for 1 hour. On a floured flat surface knead the dough for 5 minutes. Put dough into a loaf pan and cover. Let it rise for 2 more hours. The dough will double in size.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 1 hour. Remove and cool on a rack. Do not slice until it is completely cool.