Whole Wheat French Bread

There's nothing like coming home to the smell of freshly baked whole wheat french bread! This is a no knead recipe which makes it totally doable to me. It's perfect served with a nice hot bowl of soup!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword French Bread, No Knead Whole Wheat Bread, Whole Wheat Bread
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 143kcal
Author Amy


  • 2 1/2 c. warm water
  • 2 T. yeast
  • 1/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c. oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 6 c. whole wheat flour add more as needed


  • Combine warm water, yeast and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Let sit for about 10 minutes until bubbly and activated.
  • Add remaining ingrdients. Using a dough hook mix until combined. Check consistency of dough. Dough should be soft but not sticky. If it is too sticky add additional flour one Tablespoon at a time until consistency is soft.
  • Continue mixing dough on low speed for 5 mintues.
  • Cover bowl with towel and allow to sit in a warm place for 10 minutes. Punch dough down. Cover and repeat process tow more times for a total of 30 minutes of rising.
  • After the third time divide the dough in half. Shape in two long loaves on a floured surface. Place loaves on a greased baking sheet.
  • Cut diagonal slices in the tops of each loaf. Whisk egg whie. Brush with egg mixture.
  • Cover and let rise about 15-20 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Let sit in bread pans for a couple minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack and let cool.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 147mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g