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Whole Wheat French Bread

There's nothing like coming home to the smell of freshly baked whole wheat french bread! This is a no knead recipe which makes it totally doable to me. It's perfect served with a nice hot bowl of soup!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 1696kcal
Author Amy


  • 2 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 TBSP yeast
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 cup whole wheat flour add more as needed


  • Combine warm water, yeast and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Let sit for about 10 minutes until bubbly and activated.
  • Add remaining ingrdients. Using a dough hook mix until combined. Check consistency of dough. Dough should be soft but not sticky. If it is too sticky add additional flour one Tablespoon at a time until consistency is soft.
  • Continue mixing dough on low speed for 5 mintues.
  • Cover bowl with towel and allow to sit in a warm place for 10 minutes. Punch dough down. Cover and repeat process tow more times for a total of 30 minutes of rising.
  • After the third time divide the dough in half. Shape in two long loaves on a floured surface. Place loaves on a greased baking sheet.
  • Cut diagonal slices in the tops of each loaf. Whisk egg whie. Brush with egg mixture.
  • Cover and let rise about 15-20 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Let sit in bread pans for a couple minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack and let cool.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1696kcal | Carbohydrates: 294g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1754mg | Potassium: 1345mg | Fiber: 40g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 13mg