Quick No Knead Whole Wheat Bread

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This quick and easy No Knead Whole Wheat bread is a delicious bread I make often. With a moist and tender crumb, sweetened with honey, it’s my go-to, no-knead dutch oven bread recipe I love to make.

While no-knead bread recipes can take up to 14 hours to make, this loaf is made in less than half that time.

And time is always precious.

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What I Love About This No Knead Whole Wheat Bread

  • It’s a delicious 100% whole grain bread
  • Has a short ingredient list
  • Fun to make with very little work
  • I get to use my favorite tool, the Danish Dough Hook
  • The rounded shape is perfect for meals

raw ingredients and Danish Dough Hook

My Favorite Bread Tool

Other than my stand mixer, which you don’t need for no-knead bread, my second favorite tool is the Danish Dough Hook. A recent find, I’ve fallen in love with this inexpensive odd tool.

It quickly and thoroughly mixes dough, bread or otherwise. Almost like magic, with a few turns, it incorporates the ingredients into a shaggy dough. With almost no effort.

You can find them in most home goods stores. I purchased mine at Amazon. They come in varying sizes.

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No Knead Whole Wheat Bread Ingredients

This simple list of ingredients will make the most delicious whole wheat bread!

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour (I like stone-ground, but any works)
  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats (I switch this up between old fashioned and even Scottish oats when I’ve out of steel-cut oats)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 package quick-rise yeast (if using active dry yeast, dissolve it in 1/2 cup of the warm water below along with the honey)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 3/4 cup warm water

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Sliced No Knead Whole Wheat Bread

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Steps to Making No Knead Whole Wheat Bread

Vertical View of No Knead Whole Wheat Bread in a White Dutch Oven

Quick No Knead Whole Wheat Bread

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 hours
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 40 minutes

This quick and easy No Knead Whole Wheat bread is a delicious bread I make often. With a moist and tender crumb, sweetened with honey, it's a go-to no-knead bread recipe at our house.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 package quick-rise yeast
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 3/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the flour, oats, salt, and yeast in a large bowl. Add water and honey, stirring with a wooden spoon or Danish Dough Hook until the ingredients are combined. The dough will be very sticky. Cover with plastic wrap; let the dough rise in a warm place until covered with bubbles; about 4 hours.
  2. Using a fork, burn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. With floured hands, punch down the dough and fold over onto itself twice. The dough will still be very sticky. Shape the dough into a rectangle if making in a loaf pan. If you're making a round country loaf, shape into a domed circle. Place the dough into a 5 x 9-inch loaf pan or a parchment-lined Dutch Oven. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Remove plastic wrap; bake until browned, about 40 minutes. Remove bread from the pan and let cool completely before slicing.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 355mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g

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