My 3 Favorite Whole Wheat Bread Maker Recipes

Posted on August 23 in Articles | 0 comments

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Homemade whole wheat bread is a delicious addition to any sandwich. Bread machines have made the process of bread making much simpler, but there are so many options on the market.

Choosing the best bread maker that best suits your needs can be difficult. Bread machine reviews posted by customers who have bought and used various models can help you narrow your search criteria considerably.

For whole wheat breads, the best bread maker will be among models that allow you to monitor the flour to moisture and yeast content throughout the process, adjusting as needed.

This article will offer you three of the best bread recipes ideal for use in a bread maker to get you on the road to being a baking whiz.

Basic Whole Wheat Bread Maker Recipe

This recipe works well for a machine with a 1.5 lb capacity. You can easily adapt it for a model with a larger or smaller capacity. Consult bread machine reviews to gauge how other customers dealt with the capacity listed for various models.


  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 2 tbsp oil (of your choice)
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 3 ½ c whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup sunflower, sesame or flax seeds for added texture (optional)
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 packet active yeast


Simply add all the ingredients in the order listed above and set for a traditional white bread loaf.

Sweetness and Light Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Some individuals like the taste of slightly sweet bread that is also not the consistency of a brick. Some bread machine recipes can turn out this way, in spite of following all the directions.

The best bread maker for wheat bread will offer you a choice of crusts and crumb textures, explained in detail in the manual.

As well, you should be able to adjust the dough consistency during the kneading stage—adding a bit of flour or water as the texture calls for. Based on my own experience and those of others shared in numerous bread maker reviews, Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso is one of the best bread machine if you love 100% whole wheat bread.


  • ½ c water
  • ½ c warm milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp softened butter
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 2 c bread flour
  • 1 c whole weat flour
  • 1 packet active dry yeast


Add the ingredients in the suggested order by your specific bread maker’s manual. This is usually the dry components first, then wet ingredients.

The yeast should go in last. About five minutes into the kneading process, check the consistency of the dough. It should be smooth and firm.

If it is lumpy, add as much as 2 tablespoons of water. If it is too wet, you can add a similar amount of all-purpose flour.

Delicious whole wheat bread

Nutty-Honey Wheat Bread Maker Recipe

The best bread maker for this recipe will have the same variety of crust and crumb options as discussed above, and it will allow you to interrupt the process between rising and baking to sprinkle a mixture of seeds on top of the dough for a rustic finish. Don’t forget to read your bread machine reviews!


  • 4 ¼ c whole-wheat flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ c warm water
  • ¼ c raw honey
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • (Mix half in with the dough, sprinkle the other half on top)
  • 2 tbsp pepitas, raw
  • 1 tbsp sunflower kernels, raw
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds


Add the ingredients in the order recommended by your machine’s manual. Select the option for basic white bread, but don’t forget to top your unbaked loaf with the rest of your seeds.

Image credit moondawg and Rebecca Siegel

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