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whole wheat bread

Hello's picture

whole wheat bread

does anyone know a recipie for whole wheat bread for the breadmaker thats not too sweet? it has to have 1 tbsp or less sugar.every time i search online the recipies i find contain a lot of sugar.

Lucifer's picture

The only reason to add sugar is to feed the yeast. Try less sugar, more water, longer fermentation.



janachen's picture

This is from, hope this will help you Ingredients * 3 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) * 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast * 1/3 cup honey * 5 cups bread flour * 3 tablespoons butter, melted * 1/3 cup honey * 1 tablespoon salt * 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour * 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Przytulanka's picture

Sourdough needs no added sugar or fat and makes the best breads.

greeneyez110's picture

100% whole wheat bread Machine Recipe (No Sugar)

1 1/3 cup water
3 Tablespoon oil
3 tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Molasses
1/2 Tablespoon salt
4 Cups Whole Wheat flour
2 Tablespoons gluten or dough enhancer
1 1/2 Tablespoon yeast


Just follow your bread machine recipe for baking whole wheat.

I use hard red wheat berries. I grind them in the NutriMill grinder on fine. This recipe comes out light and fluffy like your using white flour.

I don't know if store bought whole wheat flour will turn out like this. I do know they remove the bran and the germ which is where you get most of your nutrition and fiber. They do this because whole wheat flour once ground, has a short shelf life before  going rancid. I don't know The glycimic index of honey or molasses. Blue Agave is very low coming in at 27 on the GI. if your concern is sugar intake use that inplace of the honey and or molasses. It is sweeter so you may only want to use 3  Tablespoons total of sweetner. My husband has a sweet tooth so I'd use all 4 Tablespoons.

I really think you'll love this recipe even if you don't grind your own flour.

Hope this is what your looking for.


Maya1's picture

Recipes sound great, thanks for posting!