I know – it’s hard to believe that you can make 6 loaves of bread in just one hour!!
I promise you that it’s not a joke! This recipe is one that we have been making for years. I try to make a batch of this bread about once a month so that we can have homemade bread to enjoy all month long.
For years, I always thought that homemade bread took way too much time and too much effort.
I even snickered at the people who grind their own wheat. Seriously, who has time for that?! Definitely not us.
Another simple homemade bread recipe: EASY Homemade French Bread (it makes 2 loaves and is fool proof!)
Well, we are now eating our own words. We are even grinding our own wheat into flour. Our husbands think we are super women because we can whip out 6 loaves of bread from start to finish (that even includes grinding the flour, letting it rise, AND baking time!!) in about 1 hour!
Looking for the perfect jam to spread on your homemade bread? Try our Instant Pot Strawberry Jam – it only takes 30 minutes!
*The one product that you can going to need to make this work: a Bosch Mixer.
Check out the bundle that we use HERE!
how to make 6 loaves of whole wheat bread in one hour
- If you are grinding your own wheat, grind what will be needed for this recipe and set aside. You can also use store bought whole wheat flour. I prefer to use half whole wheat flour and half white flour.
- Using your Bosch Mixer, insert the dough hook in place. Add water, dough enhancer, gluten, oil, honey, yeast, and 6 cups of whole wheat flour into the bowl then switch to “M” to mix together.
- Add another 7-8 cups of flour and salt. Turn the speed on the Bosch mixer to “1”. Continue adding the flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough cleans the edges of the bowl (takes only a minute or two).
- Continue kneading dough on speed “2” of your Bosch mixer for another 6-8 minutes.
- Oil your hands and add a little oil onto a clean area of your kitchen counter. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and shape into loaves.
- Put into greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans until double in size (usually about 20 minutes).
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven once the tops are golden.
Watch how we make 6 Loaves of Bread HERE:
What kind of yeast is best in homemade bread?
Our recipe uses SAF yeast. SAF Red Label Instant Yeast is a high potency, fast acting yeast.
SAF yeast can be added directly to your dry ingredients without being activated in water first. We love the convenience of SAF. It is twice as active as regular compressed yeast.
If you can’t find SAF in your local grocery store, we recommend a quick rising yeast. Yeast that is expired or old will not work well in a recipe.
store bought flour vs fresh milled flour
We have used both store bought whole wheat flour and freshly milled flour. There are times when the store bought has been quick and convenient.
We have also used half whole wheat flour and half white flour in this recipe – this is the method that we actually recommend for the best results.
But if you have a mill, the bread made with home milled flour is so much tastier than the store bought flour – especially in flavor and texture. And fresh ground flour usually produces a faster rise.
The good news is that both store bought and fresh milled will work great in this recipe. But if you don’t have a way to ground your own wheat, you are fine using the store bought whole wheat flour for 6 delicious loaves of bread.
seed bread add-ins
We get a lot of comments from our readers saying that they love a good homemade seed bread. No worries. You can add seeds and nuts for a little bit of health and crunch to your bread. Here are some great seed and nut add ins:
- Rolled Oats – we like to add a little into the bread dough and save some to sprinkle lightly on top of the loaf right before baking.
- Millet – Toast the millet over medium heat in a dry pan for a few minutes before adding to your bread dough.
- Sunflower seeds – Delicious in the bread and sprinkled lightly on top.
- Chopped walnuts – Add a small amount into your bread dough.
- Pumpkin seeds – This is great added into the dough.
more bread recipes to try
Many recipes you can mix by hand, but using a Bosch mixer will make it so much easier.
Make 6 Loaves of Whole Wheat Bread in ONE hour Recipe
- 18 cups whole wheat flour (freshly milled or store bought - I prefer to use half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour)
- 6 cups warm water (about 110 degrees F)
- 2 Tablespoons dough enhancer*
- 2 Tablespoons gluten*
- ⅔ cup vegetable oil (or canola, both work great)
- ⅔ cup honey
- 2 Tablespoons SAF Yeast (requires no pre-dissolving)
- 2 Tablespoons salt
- If grinding your own wheat, begin there (I use a hard white winter wheat, but red wheat is good too. Grinding the wheat using a NutriMill only takes about 4 minutes and it only has one ingredient: wheat!).
- With dough hook in place on your Bosch mixer, place water, dough enhancer, gluten, oil, honey, yeast, and 6 cups flour in the bowl. On the Bosch mixer, flip the switch over to "M" to incorporate.
- Add another 7-8 cups of flour and salt and turn the speed on the mixer to "1".
- Continue adding flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough cleans the edges of the bowl (takes just a minute or two).
- Continue kneading dough on speed "2" for another 6-8 minutes.
- Oil your hands and lightly oil a spot on a clean surface. Divide the dough into six equal portions and shape into loaves.
- Put loaves into greased pans and let rise until double in size (about 20 minutes).
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes (internal temperature should be about 195 degrees and the outside will be nice and golden).
- Stand Mixer
- Bread Pans (6)