Soft Whole-Wheat Sandwich Bread

This is a basic loaf of bread that can be used for sandwiches or toast or used to make stuffing and croutons.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 4 hours 40 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 8


  • 1 packet (1⁄4 oz.) yeast
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1⁄3 cups warm water
  • 3 Tbsp. soft butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3⁄4 cups whole-wheat flour


  • Combine yeast, 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar, and 1⁄3 cup water in a bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine remaining water, butter, remaining sugar, salt, and baking powder. Mix in the all-purpose flour, followed by the yeast mixture, with an electric mixer. Add the whole-wheat flour and knead with dough hook for 10 minutes.
  • Turn dough into an oiled bowl. Cover and set in a warm place. Let rise for 2 hours, until doubled in bulk.
  • Punch down dough, then shape into a cylinder and place in an oiled loaf pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 90 minutes, until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Uncover and bake for 40 minutes.