Wholesome Homemade Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

It's time to carbo-load with this wholesome homemade whole wheat bread frugal recipe! We know that Weight Watchers investor Oprah Winfrey says she "loves bread" and I know you will too with this recipe. The whole grains and added ground flaxseed + Chia seeds increase the protein and fiber content while reducing the blood sugar spikes you'd get from eating processed white breads. 

And if you want to substitute in agave nectar or another sweetener for honey then this recipe will be completely vegan, thanks to the Earth Balance or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Vegan being substituted for butter. 

Serving Size  1 Loaf


- 1.5 cups hot filtered water 110 degrees
- 2.5 teaspoon active dry yeast 
- 1/3 cup honey (or 1/4 cup agave nectar for vegans)
- 2.5 cups bread flour 
- 2 tablespoon melted Earth Balance vegetable oil spread 
- 2 teaspoon salt 
- 1.5 cups whole wheat flour 
- 2 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 2 tablespoon Chia Seeds


For this frugal recipe you'll need to use a bread making machine. Mix all the ingredients per the bread maker's manufacturer instructions. Select Dough cycle; press Start. Once the dough is ready, place on a floured surface and knead until the dough is not too sticky. Add a little more flour as you are kneading, but don’t add too much. Place dough into bread pan and place in unheated oven for 30 minutes or until doubled. After the 30 minutes has passed and the dough is still in the oven, heat your oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes once the oven is preheated. Remove from pan and cool. Store the homemade whole wheat bread in a tightly sealed container. Enjoy the frugal feast!

I hope you enjoyed this free recipe for wholesome homemade whole wheat bread on a lean budget.

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