100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

This 100% whole wheat sandwich bread is incredibly fluffy and has a great whole grain flavor!

I was interested in this recipe right from the beginning because of the inclusion of potato flour and dry milk powder. I had never used potato flour before and rarely use dry milk powder. So I looked into it and it turns out that they help make loaves moister and even increase the shelf life. Pretty neato, right? :D

100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

What sets this loaf apart from the others is that it’s so incredibly soft. So much more moist and fluffy than your average whole wheat loaf! Now, if you don’t like the flavor of whole wheat, this loaf definitely isn’t for you.

By the way, if you need a gluten-free version, try this amazing looking gluten-free sandwich bread! This keto bread also looks great.

100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

This recipe comes from the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking book. I’ve tried several recipes from there and I’ve loved them all! Like this gluten-free blueberry peach crumble, which is now my favorite crumble or crisp recipe ever. And these whole grain pancakes. There are over 400 incredibly tempting recipes to try so I’m sure I’ll be trying recipes from this book for years to come!

And it’s full of great baking tips. Like on the page with this whole wheat sandwich bread recipe, they tell us why they call for orange juice. This loaf isn’t the least bit orange-y, so why the orange juice? The clever folks at King Arthur Flour have figured out that the flavor of juice orange tempers the bitter taste of whole wheat. The small amount doesn’t add any orange flavor, but still improves the flavor of the loaf. And you could substitute water if you don’t have any orange juice, but remember that the loaf simply won’t taste as good!

100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

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100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread
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  • Yield: 16 slices


  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 cup (237ml) lukewarm water
  • 4 tablespoons (56 grams) butter, cut into 6 pieces
  • 3 cups (340 grams) whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • heaping 1/2 cup (35 grams) dried potato flakes OR 3 tablespoons (35 grams) potato flour
  • 1/4 cup (28 grams) dry milk
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast1


  1. Either by hand, stand mixer or an electric hand mixer, mix all the ingredients together until you have a smooth, soft dough.
  2. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for 1 – 2 hours or until it's puffy and has nearly doubled in bulk.
  3. Grease an 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan.
  4. Deflate the dough, roll it into an 8" log and place in the prepared pan.
  5. Cover the pan with lightly greased plastic wrap and let the loaf rise until it's crowned 1 1/2" over the rim of the pan (taking into account that this will vary depending on the size of your pan). This will take 1 1/4 – 2 1/2 hours depending on the room temperature.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C).
  7. Bake the bread for 15 minutes and then tent it with foil (to prevent the loaf from becoming too dark).
  8. Bake for an additional 20 minutes or until the center reaches 190 degrees F (88 degrees C).
  9. Remove the bread from the oven, let it sit for a minute, and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
  10. To keep the crust soft, brush the top with melted butter.
  11. Cool the bread for at least 30 minutes before cutting into.
  12. When completely cool, cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 days. Keep the loaf in the refrigerator after that to prevent mold.


  1. If not using instant yeast, dissolve the yeast in the water with 1/2 teaspoon of honey (subtract that from the honey you add later). Let sit for 10 minutes before adding in the rest of the ingredients.

Source: King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking

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110 comments on “100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread” — Add one!

  • Sarah O. says
    October 29, 2013 @ 1:20 am

    Wow, orange juice in bread – I never would have thought of that!

  • Katie says
    October 29, 2013 @ 12:53 am

    Homemade whole wheat bread…what’s not to love?

  • Milena says
    October 28, 2013 @ 11:30 pm

    I love your blog! I just found it and am drooling over the recipes!

  • April says
    October 28, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

    Looks delicious! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Melinda @ cooking ala mel says
    October 28, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

    KAF is my favorite!! I always use dry milk powder in my whole wheat bread, but I’ve never thought of using potato flour or orange juice! Definitely need to try this!

  • Marjorie says
    October 28, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

    I use king arthur flour all the time and have used the dry milk for soft rolls.

  • Peg McKinley says
    October 28, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    Love King Arthur flour!

  • Michelle says
    October 28, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

    My boyfriend and I are getting into bread-making and would love the chance to try these out!

  • candace says
    October 28, 2013 @ 6:14 pm

    i’ve just been introduced to king arthur & i already have a wishlist two pages long of all the items i want from their holiday catalog!!

  • karen says
    October 28, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

    I love King Arthur, their products and recipes can’t be beat.

  • Emily R says
    October 28, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

    My go to whole wheat bread recipe is a little dry – I’m intrigued to see how the potato flour and dry milk might help!

  • Ada ~ More Food, Please says
    October 28, 2013 @ 5:51 pm

    Never knew to add orange juice to bread. Will try this out! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Mia D'Albora says
    October 28, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

    I love using King Arthur flour for baking!

  • Denice Metz says
    October 28, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

    I love making food from scratch

  • Nina Iglinsky says
    October 28, 2013 @ 5:11 pm

    I love your Texanerin website and the great recipes that you have. I love the King Arthur products, but have never seen their whole grain baking cookbook. Thanks for showcasing that! The whole wheat bread recipe looks fabulous!

    • Erin replies to Nina Iglinsky
      October 28, 2013 @ 9:07 pm

      Thanks, Nina. :) And thanks for taking the time to say hi! The cookbook really is awesome. So many yummy goodies! :)

  • David Bell says
    October 28, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    KAF is the best.

  • Ashley B says
    October 28, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

    I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • Amanda says
    October 28, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

    Is dry milk the same thing as powdered milk?

    • Erin replies to Amanda
      October 28, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

      It’s the same! :)

  • Lydia says
    October 28, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    King Arthur recipes are the BOMB! I love their basic fudgey brownie recipe- a hit every time I make it. I tried your gluten/sugar free brownie recently and I think it was BETTER! (I don’t like things too sweet anyway)

    • Erin replies to Lydia
      October 28, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

      What?! Whaaat? That is the best compliment ever. Thank you so much! :) And I agree. KAF recipes are amazing! Whenever I see one on a blog and I’m not sure if I want to make it, seeing that it’s from KAF sends me over the edge. Thanks again for your lovely comment! :)

  • Rebecca
    October 28, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

    I feel like you are my savior! I’ve been wanting to bake my own bread for /weeks/ now and finally found your blog post with all the information I’ve been looking for! I had wanted to make my dinner-date meal this past week special with the inclusion of my own homemade bread but had to settle for a store-bought bakery style loaf instead. I hope to definitely use King Arthur Flour and their recipes in the (very( near future, thank you!

    • Erin replies to Rebecca
      October 28, 2013 @ 9:17 pm

      Aww, what a nice comment! Thank you, Rebecca. :) And I hope you’ll love this recipe and the other ones from King Arthur! Hopefully the dinner-date went well and you’ll have another opportunity to try making them homemade bread. :D

  • Nicole S says
    October 28, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

    I would love thr chance ro rry and back with a flour that I have never tried before!

  • Sarah says
    October 28, 2013 @ 4:13 pm

    Cool! I’d like to try the white whole wheat. I’ve never had the opportunity.

  • MeganM says
    October 28, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    That’s good to know about the hotline! I know there’s been some days that I’d really wish had known about them :)

  • Amy says
    October 28, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

    Wow, orange juice! I had no idea that would temper the bitterness of wheat: kind of counter-intuitive.

  • Jeannette says
    October 28, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

    i LOVE king arthur flour!! perfect flour choice for this bread ;)

  • Joy says
    October 28, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

    I was wondering if this recipe could be made in a bread machine and if so, would you (or anyone) know if/how I would have to adjust the recipe? I’ve been trying other whole wheat bread recipes with the machine but haven’t been particularly thrilled with the bread so far, but I’m determined to find a 100% whole wheat recipe that I’m finally happy with. (P.S. Interesting tip about the orange juice!)

    • Erin replies to Joy
      October 28, 2013 @ 9:20 pm

      The instructions in the book say that you can mix it together in the bread machine, but that’s the only mention of a bread machine. You know what I’m going to do? Write the Baker’s Hotline! :D I’ll leave their response here when I get one! :)

  • Charlotte Moore
    October 28, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

    I would love to in this. I have not used their whole wheat flour.

  • Corey says
    October 28, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    I’m heading up to Vermont for a weekend getaway in 2 weeks and KAF is on my MUST SEE list! I’ve always loved their website (love love LOVE their spicy peanut chicken pizza) and have always loved their attentive recipes with reviews and updates.

    • Erin replies to Corey
      October 28, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

      Same here! I can’t wait to go to New England one fall and visit KAF! It’s seriously a dream of mine, as silly as that is! I hope you’ll have a great time there. Consider me super jealous! ;)

  • Kathryn says
    October 28, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    What a great looking loaf (and such a helpful tip about the orange juice!)

  • Sarah says
    October 28, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    I would love to win this book and the bread looks fabulous!

  • Debbie says
    October 28, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    I love homemade bread. I actually never buy store bought – always make my own. Love this recipe!

  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies says
    October 28, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    Despite the fact that 99% of the bread I eat is homemade, I’ve NEVER been able to get a nice fluffy sandwich bread texture! This looks good and I’m glad it’s 100% whole wheat.

  • Cindy says
    October 28, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    The bread looks yummy…Love whole wheat…Thanx for the chance to win the book…

  • jacquie says
    October 28, 2013 @ 3:33 am

    one of my favorite baking books

  • Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen says
    October 28, 2013 @ 3:24 am

    i want to start making my own bread at home! .. would love to win this :) Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  • Tracey says
    October 28, 2013 @ 1:41 am

    I am SO crazy in love with this book right now! I feel like I’m reaching for it from the shelf at least once a week.

    • Erin replies to Tracey
      October 28, 2013 @ 9:23 pm

      Like I say in your posts with KAF recipes – KAF is the best! :D You can *always* trust a King Arthur recipe! Woohoo.

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    October 28, 2013 @ 1:21 am

    This bread looks fab! I love King Arthur Flour!

  • Tracy says
    October 28, 2013 @ 1:20 am

    I love KAF, and this bread looks fabulous!

  • Barbara McCrary says
    October 28, 2013 @ 1:07 am

    Thanks for the post!

  • Jenny Hartin says
    October 28, 2013 @ 12:57 am

    Say anything! I love King Arthur.

  • Rachel @ Bakerita says
    October 28, 2013 @ 12:52 am

    This is a great giveaway, thanks!

  • Jen @ Savory Simple says
    October 28, 2013 @ 12:51 am

    Your site is looking gorgeous!

  • Mimi says
    October 28, 2013 @ 12:50 am

    I have to try this!

  • Tammilee Tillison says
    October 28, 2013 @ 12:48 am

    Love King Arthur’s Flour!

  • Marie says
    October 27, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

    Glad to see this post. I just noticed King Arthur Flour at the store when I was buying some almond flour. I will have to get some and try this bread. Thanks

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
    October 27, 2013 @ 10:57 pm

    This looks like my dream sandwich bread!

  • Andrea W says
    October 27, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    I love King Arthur! Thank you for the opportunity

  • Katie says
    October 27, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

    I love KAF, never use anything else! It really makes a difference!

  • cliff1976 says
    October 27, 2013 @ 9:21 pm

    I love German bread, but miss my American-style whole-wheat for sandwiches with my homemade mayos and assorted cold cuts. This looks like a suitable replacement.

    • Erin replies to cliff1976
      October 27, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

      This is exactly what this loaf tastes like! Only it’s way better and without all the preservatives and other junk they throw in there. :)

  • Pam Sohan says
    October 27, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

    This bread looks really yummy ! Pinned it. Thanks for the chance to win.


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