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Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread

Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread Recipe l
I think I have found my new favorite bread (at least for toasting!)! This whole wheat English muffin bread is super easy! With only ten minutes of prep max, 45 minutes of rising, and 25 minutes of baking, you can enjoy fresh homemade bread in a little over an hour! If you have never tried baking with yeast before, please try this bread! All you have to do is mix the dry ingredients together and add in the wet ingredients. You don’t even have to knead the dough! How easy is that?!
Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread Recipe l
Not only is it easy, but it also tastes good. This bread makes a great breakfast slathered with homemade preserves or a perfect base to your favorite toasted sandwich for lunch. It has the classic crusty outside and soft, chewy inside that you expect from an English muffin. However, instead of making a bunch of individual muffins, all you have to do is slice a piece off as you go!
Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread Recipe l
We go through quite a few English muffins, so I figured it was about time that I tried making a homemade version. I’m so glad I did, because after making this whole wheat English muffin bread, I wonder why I waited so long to try!
Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread
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Serves: 12
  • 1 1/2 C whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 C non-fat milk, around 120-130 F
  • 1/4 C water, around 120-130 F
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • cornmeal, for coating pan
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together flours, sugar, salt, baking soda, and yeast.
  2. Add milk, water, and olive oil. Using paddle attachment, beat on high for one minute. Dough will be soft and sticky.
  3. Spray an 8″ x 4″ or 9″ x 5″ loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle and coat bottom and sides with cornmeal. Spread dough into pan. Level dough with hands or a spatula.
  4. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes to an hour, or until dough just reaches the top of the pan.
  5. Bake for 22-26 minutes or until golden brown. If you have a thermometer, check internal temperature for 190 F.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes in pan before removing bread to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Slice and serve.

This recipe is adapted from King Arthur Flour and is linked with Weekend PotluckWhat’s In Your Kitchen WednesdayWhat’s Cookin’ Wednesday.


Friday 1st of August 2014

What temp do you bake it at?!

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Friday 1st of August 2014

I'm so glad you caught that! 400 degrees.


Monday 3rd of June 2013

I tried this, but it didn't turn out so well. Dough is not sticky, in fact it's really stiff and hard! What have I done wrong? I bake bread all the time, i can't figure out where I screwed up!

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Thursday 6th of June 2013

Did you use whole wheat pastry flour or whole wheat flour? Other than misreading one of the wet measurements(I do that!), I can't think of what might have happened.

Laura (tutti dolci)

Tuesday 23rd of April 2013

I love English muffins, what a great bread!

Christie - Food Done Light

Friday 19th of April 2013

Yeah! I've been asking my local grocery store to start making whole wheat English Muffin bread. Now I can forget them and make my own. Have to try this bread this weekend.

ashley - baker by nature

Thursday 18th of April 2013

The perfect morning bread!