Whole Wheat Bread Machine Recipe

Today we’re sharing a recipe for the best whole wheat bread machine recipe. This is the most healthy and delicious bread machine recipe you will find.

What makes it the best Whole Wheat Bread Machine Recipe?

We’ve been on the hunt for a long time while experimenting with recipes to come up with our own recipe. This is a tried as and true recipe that has become a family favorite in our house. We now make this bread every couple of days so that we have bread for sandwiches, toast, French toast, or just to eat.

Now let’s talk about the crumb of this bread. This whole wheat bread machine bread has the perfect crumb as it is dense enough to stand up well on its own but is also airy enough to make delicious sandwiches and toast. Once you find a bread this good, there’s no turning back.

This bread recipe has some wonderful additions that you can either add or leave out including ground flax seed and wheat bran. If you have these, they are great additions for extra fiber and nutrients but if not than you can leave them out. You can also alter the recipe in order to meet any dietary restrictions you have.

Whole Wheat Bread Machine Recipe

The Best Whole Wheat Bread Machine Recipe you will find!

Keyword Bread, Bread Recipe, Whole Wheat Bread
Author Sunup to Sundown


  • 3 tbsp packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 2 tsp ground flax seed (optional)
  • 2 tsp wheat bran (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant yeast


  1. Add sugar, salt, milk, water, and oil to the bread pan. Spoon bread flour, whole wheat flour, oats, flax seed, wheat bread on top of liquid. Add yeast.

  2. Select the Whole Wheat cycle, 1 1/2 lb loaf, light or medium crust color and press start.

Recipe Notes

To make bread flour, add 1 tsp of vital wheat gluten to each cup of all-purpose flour.  

The other great thing is that being a bread machine recipe. You add all the ingredients to you bread machine pan, select the proper settings and it does the rest of the work for you. Within a couple of hours you will have homemade bread for whatever use you desire.

This bread will keep for several days at room temperature and will keep longer if wrapped or stored in an airtight container. We typically wrap it up after cutting off what we need for each use and store it in the refrigerator. You could also make extra loaves of this bread and freeze them for later use. You could even pre-slice and freeze loaves for easier access in the future.

We’d love to hear what you think about the recipe. Please give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below. Thank you for stopping by and visiting Sunup to Sundown! We’ll be back soon with another recipe or update regarding our garden or our journey to becoming more self-reliant. Please subscribe, like or share this post with others who could benefit from it.

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6 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Bread Machine Recipe

  • Just tried this recipe and it’s so delicious! My machine only works on the 1.5 lb white loaf setting, but it worked so well! Thank you!

    • Hi Teesa,

      That is so great to hear! I’m glad you tried this whole wheat bread machine recipe. It is one of our favorite bread recipes. Thank you for sharing.

      Thanks again,
      Ashley Bilyeu

    • Hi Paula,

      I’m so glad you tried this recipe and liked it! It is one of our favorite bread recipes. Since this recipe is for a 1 1/2 lb loaf if you increase all of the ingredients by 1/3 of this recipe, it will make a 2 lb loaf of bread. If you have any trouble let me know but I hope you are able to make a 2 lb loaf. Thank you for sharing.

      Thanks again,
      Ashley Bilyeu

  • Good bread! Used honey instead of brown sugar, half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose, 1 T vital wheat gluten

    • Hi Joan, that’s a great substitution for brown sugar and I’m glad your bread turned out with the other changes too. Thank you for sharing!

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