No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread

I’m a novice bread maker, so I stick to simple bread recipes! This one, for No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread, is really very easy, and it’s so great that it doesn’t require kneading! Basically, you mix up the batter, put it in a loaf pan, and let it rise for 20 to 25 minutes. After that, it’s ready to bake!

This bread rises nicely and I really like adding rolled oats and seeds into the dough, but these are entirely optional—it’s still a great loaf of bread without those! The photo above shows the dough after it has risen, with some seeds and oats mixed into the batter and sprinkled on top.

No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Makes one 9 x 5″ loaf

2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 (1/4-ounce) packet Instant Yeast
1/2 Tablespoon salt
1/2 Tablespoon honey
2 cups warm water
Optional: 2 Tablespoons of rolled oats, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, or a mix of these, to mix into the dough
Optional: 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon shelled sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pepitas, or rolled oats (use any of these or some of these) to top the loaf

Grease or spray a 9 x 5″ loaf pan; set aside.

In large bowl, blend both flours, the Instant Yeast, and the salt.

In small bowl, dissolve the honey in the warm water, then add this mixture to the flour mixture. Mix all ingredients together (dough will be sticky). If using small seeds or rolled oats in the dough, stir those in at this point.

Place dough in prepared 9 x 5″ loaf pan. Top with mixed seeds or oats, if using. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 20 to 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400˚F. When dough has finished rising, bake for 40 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for a few minutes, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

Recipe from NancyC |

Homemade bread is the best! I love it warm, and spread with butter and jam. Now that I’ve made this easy recipe, I plan on making bread more often! Do you make homemade bread and do you have a favorite easy bread recipe?

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20 thoughts on “No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread

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  3. Marie

    That looks great. I love making bread and I’ve been doing it for … decades (eek, I feel old) but these days my old drafty house is too cold for traditional slow rising loaves to rise well. I think I’ll try your recipe and see if it will rise well in the oven with the pilot light on.

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  4. April Harris

    I love how versatile this recipe is, Nancy, and how straight-forward it is to make as well. Your No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread looks absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Take care, stay well, and I wish you a week full of blessings!


  5. Miz Helen

    Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,528 and we have pinned it to our Features Board. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen


  6. Mimmy

    This recipe is winner!! We like it so much. It was easy to make and to follow the instructions. I added oats to the dough and on top. It came out really good. Holds up well to slice. Nice crunch when toasted. I’m so happy I found this recipe!! I printed it and on my fridge. It will be the one I’ll go to. I also sent it to my daughter. I used a toaster/convection oven. Lowered temperature to 425. And needed 35 minutes to bake. Perfect !!

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