Partially sliced loaf of Easy Homemade Wheat Bread
4.57 from 37 votes

Easy Homemade Wheat Bread

Simple 7-ingredient whole grain bread with rolled oats and millet. Crusty on the outside, tender on the inside, and 100% vegan.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 10 (slices)
Category: Bread
Cuisine: Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 3-4 Days


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 packet instant yeast (1 packet yields ~3/4 Tbsp)
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup millet
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats


  1. Combine warm water (like bath water, or about 110 degrees F / 43 C) with yeast in a large mixing bowl and let set for 5 minutes to get foamy. Then add salt and flours and stir with a wooden spoon. The result will be a sticky, rough dough.
  2. Lift the dough out of the bowl and lightly grease the bowl with nonstick spray or olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in the refrigerator for two hours or in a warm place for 1 hour.
  3. Once doubled in size, lightly sprinkle the dough with flour and transfer to a generously floured work surface. Knead a few times adding flour as needed and then add oats and millet in batches. Knead until until grains are incorporated and the dough is no longer sticky.
  4. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Sift a light coating of flour over the top to help keep the dough moist. Let rest for 45-60 minutes.

  5. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (232 C) and place a metal or cast iron pan (not glass, Pyrex, or ceramic) on the lowest oven rack, and have 1 cup of hot water ready (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size).

  6. When ready to bake, slash the bread 2 or 3 times with a knife, making a cut about ½-inch deep.
  7. Place bread in oven and carefully pour hot water into the shallow pan on the rack beneath. Close oven door quickly.
  8. Bake the bread for 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and crusty.
  9. Remove the bread from the oven and cool on a rack. Once fully cooled, store leftovers in a plastic bag at room temp.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 10 slices)