How to Make Whole Wheat Bread

Get more whole grains into your diet with homemade whole wheat bread. We share the special flour mix that helps make the dough soft and tender.

Whole wheat bread is a good way to add more whole grains to your diet. For light and tender whole wheat bread, use a combination of both whole wheat flour and all purpose flour. Whole wheat flour has less gluten in it than all purpose or bread flour. Gluten is the protein in flour that helps make bread dough stretchy and elastic. If you use all whole wheat flour in your recipe, the bread will be quite dense and heavy because it won't have the oomph to rise very high. To keep your bread tender, we suggest substituting of the half of the all purpose flour for a whole wheat flour in your recipe.