Easiest and most versatile whole wheat bread dough recipe

We make this recipe as its easy and versatile.  We can make loaves of bread, rolls, pizza dough, or bread sticks from this recipe.  I don’t have a heavy duty mixer or bread machine, so this has been the easiest recipe I’ve ever made for minimal amount of work.

  • 3 c hot water
  • 6 T oil
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 1/2 T yeast
  • 8 c white whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/4 t  salt


First use hot tap water and pour into your bowl.  The water should be pretty hot, not scalding as it will kill your yeast but enough so that it activates it.



Sprinkle the yeast over the water



Add the honey to your yeast and water



Whisk it to combine the ingredients



Let sit for about 5 minutes until bubbly


Add your oil, we use coconut oil–have to melt it then add, but you can use canola oil as well



Next add your salt


Then add your flour, not all at once or you will have a mess




Just add a cup at a time, you can either whisk by hand




and continue to keep whisking until your whisker gets clogged



or you can use a hand mixer and do a cup at a time until your beaters get clogged.  Beat for at least 3 minutes.  The longer you beat, the better the elasticity of your dough.



Either way it will all turn out the same in the end.  At the point where you have to start doing it by hand,  I like to knead it directly in the bowl, to avoid making a mess on my counter tops.  Knead for about 2-3 minutes.  Don’t know how to knead bread dough?  Check this out.


Then grease another bowl and put your dough into it, turning once and let sit till double in size.  You can keep punching it down until you are ready to make something out of it.





Form it into pizza dough, bread, rolls, calzones, or bread sticks.  Very easy and versatile.

Here is a picture tutorial to teach you how to form a loaf of bread.



014 Bake 350 for 30 min.


Comments are closed.