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sliced no knead whole wheat sandwich bread

No-Knead Whole Wheat Flax Bread

This bread is delicious lightly toasted. If you'd rather not use the milk, just use all water.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 (Makes 2 small loaves)
Calories 201kcal



  • 3/4 cup milk (slightly warmed; or water)
  • 2 cups water (slightly warmed)
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Mix the milk and water, yeast, and honey together in a glass measuring cup. Stir very gently. Let sit for 5 minutes. The yeast should get a little puffy.
  • Stir together the flours, flaxseed, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Add the milk and yeast mixture and stir.
  • Stir with a wooden spoon or dough whisk until the dough starts to come together (use your hands if needed). You want to dough to hold a ball shape, but not be too dry. Since you don't have to knead the bread, a little sticky is okay. If it's a little dry, add up to an additional 1/4 cup water.
  • Let rise in a greased bowl, covered with a towel, for 5-6 hours.
  • Spray two loaf pans with nonstick spray, making sure to get the corners covered. Divide dough in half, fold and shape each half into a tube to fit into pan, and press down slightly to shape it to fit. Let rise, covered with a towel, for 1-2 hours or until the dough has about doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 450 F. Bake loaves for 30-35 minutes or until nicely brown and it sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pans and let cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.
  • Once cooled and sliced, store in a zip top bag at room temperature for 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Toast or thaw in the fridge to serve.


  • Use more or less all-purpose flour if desired. Just keep the total flour mixture to 6 cups.
  • Add 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1 cup raisins for a cinnamon raisin flavor.
  • Serve topped with apple butter, nut butter, seed butter, cottage cheese, jam, or another favorite topping.


Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg