2 lb Low-Sal Whole Wheat Bread

Prep time: 5m

Cook time: 4h

Yield: small loaf of bread, about 6-8 slices.

Last Updated on December 10, 2023

Delicious whole wheat bread, great to eat alone or with sandwiches.


  • 1 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast


  • Measure and add liquid ingredients to the bread pan
  • Measure and add dry ingredients (except yeast) to the bread pan
  • Use your fingers to form a well (hole) in the flour where you will pour the yeast. Yeast must never come into contact with a liquid when you are adding ingredients. Measure the yeast and carefully pour it into the well.
  • Snap the baking pan into the breadmaker and close the lid
  • Choose the "whole wheat" setting on your bread machine. Choose your desired crust color, if you have that option.
  • Press the start button and wait for it to finish (usually about 4 hours)

Additional Notes

We buy a 50 pound bag of whole wheat flour for around $20 - so it's definitely worth buying it in bulk and makes this go-to loaf quite affordable.

Bread machines vary in size. This is a recipe for a 2 pound loaf size, so adjust as needed.

We've used this in 3 different 2-pound bread makers with good results.

The yeast may need adjusting. The original recipe calls for 3 teaspoons, but it ended up being too much so we adjusted down to 2 teaspoons.

If you really like baking your own bread, I highly suggest getting the active dry yeast in bulk. I came across this in my rural town grocery store and had never seen anything so big! It is 1lb of yeast and usually sells for less than $20. https://www.amazon.com/Red-Star-Active-Yeast-pound/dp/B003EE0CHA  We always bought the little brown jars (priced between $5-10), but had no idea we could go bigger!

Diet Type(s)

Negligible or Low Salicylate