Hearty Wheat Bread (Not Bread Machine)

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by spreadnjoy

I created this stick-to-your-bones bread from the recipe on the back of the Vital Wheat Gluten box, I made a few changes and tried it to go along with Chicken and Barley soup. Oh, man!! This is a keeper. Enjoy!

Top Review by clzsurfr

This is a GREAT bread! Hearty, filling, and easy to make. I mix the yeast mixture, 2 cups of SGWW Flour in my food processor, add 1/2 to 1 cup milled flax seed, and slowly add as much of the remaining flour to form a loose dough. I then turn it out to knead on a floured surface. Now I add the seed mixture (sunflower, pumpkin, poppy, sesame or any seed you choose), this keeps the seeds whole. If you want the seeds broken, add them while the soft dough is still in the food processor. Knead the bread until ready to put into the greased bowl. Depending on my mood, I either bake in one loaf pan, and several small loaf pans, or I turn the whole amount out onto a preheated baking stone and bake in a round rustic shape. Either way, this makes a flavorful, crunchy, HEALTHY bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir yeast and molasses into water.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients except additional flour.
  3. Combine dry mixture with yeast mixture knead in additioal flour to form elastic dough.
  4. Place in greased bowl, turn greased side of dough up.
  5. Let rise in warm place until double, 60-90 minute
  6. Punch down dough and roll out on floured suface divide in half. Roll into loaves and place in greased bread pans.
  7. Let rise 45 min - 1 hour.
  8. Bake 350F for 40-45 minute.

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