Whole Wheat No-Knead Bread recipe

A healthy version of the classic no-knead bread made with whole wheat flour. Add nuts and seeds for more texture!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword whole wheat no-knead bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 258 kcal
Author Anna


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1.5 cups warm water
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together both flours, sugar, salt and yeast. Add water and stir just until incorporated. Do not overmix. The dough will be shaggy.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit on the counter, at room temperature for 8 to 24 hours. The dough will rise and have lots of air bubbles.
  3. The next day, lightly flour a piece of parchment paper. Place dough onto paper. With floured hands, shape into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap.
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Adjust rack to lower position. Place Dutch oven inside. Preheat for 30 minutes.
  5. When oven is ready, carefully place the parchment paper with dough inside the Dutch oven. Cover with Dutch oven lid and bake for 30 minutes. Remove lid and bake 7 to 10 minutes more or until the top is golden brown, has cracks.
  6. Carefully remove Dutch oven from oven. Remove parchment paper with bread and place on a wooden cutting board. Let cool completely.

Recipe Notes

You can add nuts and seeds to the dough to give the bread more texture.

This bread is chewier than the all-purpose flour version. It is heartier too. 

This bread is great for making homemade croutons and awesome grilled cheese sandwiches! 

Nutrition Facts
Whole Wheat No-Knead Bread recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 703mg31%
Potassium 212mg6%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 6g25%
Protein 9g18%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.