White Whole Wheat Bread

Soft, delicate White Whole Wheat Bread has the texture of bread made from refined flour, with the fiber and vitamins of a 100% whole grain loaf.

White Whole Wheat Bread sliced

You’ve heard the recommendations: for better health, make at least 50% of your grains whole.

But as much as you want to sub in those hearty, nutty whole grain foods for yourself and your kids, you really miss the pillowy softness of enriched flour.

If this is true for you, don’t sweat it. First of all, you’re conscious about whole grains and you’re trying them, which is a great start!

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Plus, the more you eat whole grain foods, the more you develop a taste and even a preference for them. (A hearty Chili Mac and Cheese just begs for the robust texture of whole wheat pasta.)

So keep up the great work. And while your tastes are adjusting, venture into the world of white whole wheat flour. White… whole wheat… flour? Sounds counter-intuitive, I know. But there are good reasons to keep this whole grain in your stash of baking supplies.

White whole wheat bread slices

What’s the Difference Between White Whole Wheat and Regular Whole Wheat?

To clear up any confusion, white whole wheat flour is 100% whole grain flour. The reason it’s light in color is just that the type of wheat plant it’s harvested from has different characteristics than “regular” whole wheat.

To be specific, typical whole wheat flour on the shelves at your grocery store is made from “hard red winter wheat.” That’s the kind that’s darker brown, nutty, and slightly coarse. White whole wheat flour is typically made from “hard white winter wheat” and it’s usually much lighter in color and finer in texture.

This light color and texture is what makes white whole wheat flour perfect for baking when you want good nutrition AND a delicate texture from bread, muffins, cupcakes, and more.

White whole wheat bread with butter and jam

How to Make White Whole Wheat Bread

Homemade bread is not nearly as fussy as it’s reputation suggests, and White Whole Wheat Bread is no exception.

Start by mixing your dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then gently heat the liquid ingredients before combining them with the dry ones. The warm temperature helps activate the yeast so your loaf can rise properly.

You can use a stand-mixer to mix the dough, but if you don’t have one, your hands will work just fine. Think of it as 10-minute arm workout. Why not?

You’ll know when the bread is ready to rest and rise when it feels stretchy and elastic in your hands.

Form it into a loaf and drop it into a greased pan. Let it rise for an hour or until it nearly doubles in size. Then pop it into the oven!

Smell that? That’s homemade bread baking in your kitchen. Amazing.

White whole wheat bread loaf white whole wheat bread slices

Try more enticing whole wheat recipes like No-Knead Whole Wheat Pizza Dough and Whole Wheat Pancakes.

 

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White Whole Wheat Bread

White Whole Wheat Bread
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Serves: 12
Serving Size = 1 slice
Prep Time: 1 h
Cook Time: 45 m

Ingredients

  • 4 cup – white whole wheat flour
  • 1 packet – yeast, active dry
  • 3 tablespoon – sugar
  • 2 teaspoon – salt
  • 1 1/2 cup – water
  • 1/2 cup – milk
  • 2 tablespoon – butter, salted

Directions

  1. Grease a loaf pan (9"X5") and set aside.
  2. Add 2 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt in mixing bowl. Heat water, milk and butter until warm; 120 degrees F. Pour into flour mixture. Mix at medium for 2 minutes; scrape bowl and mix for 30 seconds more. Add 2 cups flour, mix on high for 2 minutes; scrape bowl and mix for 30 seconds more.
  3. Mix until a soft dough forms. Pour out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth; 8-10 minutes. Roll into a loaf and place into the greased pan. Cover and allow to rise in a warm place for an hour or until doubled in size.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  5. Place pan onto a wire rack to cool before slicing.
*Makes one large loaf of bread.  You can also knead this in a mixer with a bread hook for 3 minutes if you don't want to knead it by hand.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 170 9%
  • Fat: 3 g 5%
  • Carb: 31 g 10%
  • Fiber: 5 g 20%
  • Protein: 5 g 10%
  • Sugar: 5 g
written by
Amy Roskelley

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I always eat whole wheat breads and I have to agree that it really is nutritious

cathy says:

Great post! We’ve been using white whole wheat in our homemade breads – pizza dough, muffins, etc. – and it does make a heavier and denser end product, but none of us seem to mind. I’ve been leaving in a little all-purpose flour for lightness – usually 1/4 all purpose and 3/4 whole wheat flour – and using white whole wheat for the rest. It keeps it light enough for us while still getting a heaping dose of real whole wheat. Great information, as always!

Mark Salinas says:

Always good! thank you! 🙂

eliece jenkins says:

good info — thanks

Heidi says:

Thank you so much for your quick response. I did compare the nutritional fact info. but I didn’t really pay attention to the order of the ingredients. I guess I need to be more label savvy while shopping. Thanks for the great information.

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