Quick and Easy Whole Wheat Bread

There are no excuses when it comes to making this quick and easy whole wheat bread. It only takes a few minutes to prepare. Wait an hour for the dough to rise, then bake! We promise your mouth will be watering as you pull this long awaited for whole wheat bread out of the oven.

This quick and easy whole wheat bread has a crispy crust and a soft and fluffy interior. Fresh or toasted, the fiber content of this bread will help you stay satisfied for longer. The dough is made with only a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes of your prep time. You can even have your family roll up their sleeves to mix the dough.

While the dough rises you can meal-prep your favorite sandwich toppings for the week. Our recommendations include a tuna salad, Waldorf chicken salad, or curried chickpea salad.

Quick and Easy Whole Wheat Bread Recipe


For bread:

1 envelope of active dry yeast

1 teaspoon sugar

1 3/4 cup lukewarm water

3 2/3 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon salt

oil, for greasing

For topping:

1 tablespoon old-fashioned oats

1 tablespoon water


  1. Stir sugar into 1/2 cup lukewarm water, sprinkle envelope of yeast over the top and let stand for 10 minutes, until frothy.

  2. Pour the flour into a large bowl and stir in salt. Make a well in the center and pour in yeast mixture and remaining of water.

  3. Mix thoroughly into a soft dough.

  4. Brush a 9-inch loaf pan with oil. Transfer dough into prepared pan and cover with dish towel. Let rise in a warm place for 90 minutes.

  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake loaf in oven for 30-35 minutes. It should be firm and golden brown.

  6. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  7. Slice & enjoy as your favorite sandwich!

Enjoy! Be sure to tag us on Instagram at @mybalancednutrition if you make this quick and easy whole wheat bread recipe.

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