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Easy Whole Wheat Bread Recipe + Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

A 50% whole wheat bread recipe for a soft and flavorful sandwich loaf. I use half white flour and half whole wheat flour in this bread recipe to keep this loaf from getting too dense and also to keep the flavor from being too overwhelming for some in my house. The result is a soft and fluffy delicious loaf of bread or dinner rolls - your chocie.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Rising2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 33 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: bread, dough, recipe, whole wheat
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 182kcal


  • 1 ¼ cups warm water 120°F – 130°F
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 250 grams all-purpose flour about 2 cups
  • 250 grams whole wheat flour about 2 cups


  • Mix together the warm water, brown sugar, and oil. Add the salt, yeast, and most of the flour, holding some back to add in if you need it. I usually need all of mine, but flour brands and baking environments are all different so use the amount of flour you need to form a tacky dough.
  • Knead the dough on a countertop for about 5 minutes – pushing and pulling and turning the dough until it smooths out. Oil the dough and place in a bowl, top with plastic wrap and a towel and let rise in a warm place, for about an hour or until doubled in size.
  • Punch down the dough and flatten it out in a rectangle. Roll the dough tightly, pinching the end into the roll. (See my white bread recipe, linked in the notes, for a step by step photos of this process.)
  • Place the formed dough into a bread pan. (To make rolls, divide into 9 and roll into balls. Place them in a 9 x9 pan.) Cover with plastic and a towel and let rise in a warm place for about an hour, or until it rises above the side of the pan.
  • Heat oven to 400°F. Bake loaf for about 25 minutes. Bake rolls for 20-25 minutes.
  • Brush the hot loaf with butter for a soft crust.


1. Double the recipe for two loaves or one loaf plus 9 rolls.
2. Read the step by step shaping method with photos on this Basic White Bread Recipe.
*Nutritional information is an estimate and intended for informational purposes only, and not to be used as medical or dietary advice. Estimate is for the loaf only, per serving when slicing the loaf into 12.


Calories: 182kcal