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Homemade cracked wheat bread
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5 from 2 votes

Cracked Wheat Bread

Homemade bread made with cracked wheat
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time3 hrs 35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cracked Wheat Bread, homemade bread
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 172kcal
Author: Kathy



  • Add cracked wheat and boiling water into a large mixing bowl.
  • Let soak for about 15 minutes until mixture has cooled
  • Sprinkle yeast on top of mixture and let sit for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Mix in honey, butter, salt, vital wheat gluten, additional cracked wheat, 1 cup water.
  • Mix in wheat flour one cup at a time.
  • Continue mixing in all purpose flour until bread dough comes together in a ball.
  • Knead in a stand mixer for 5 minutes.
  • Place dough in a large, greased bowl and cover with greased plastic wrap. Set aside until double in size.
  • Once doubled, lightly punch down dough and divide into two sections.
  • Form loaves and place into greased bread pans.
  • Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise for about 45 minutes.
  • Cook in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35 minutes.
  • Cool on a baking rack for 5 minutes in pan and then remove bread from pan and let it cool completely before cutting.


When adding all purpose flour, add in small increments. The total amount of flour varies and you might not add all the flour. 
Vital wheat gluten helps create a lighter bread that isn't too dense.
I use a stand mixer to make and knead bread.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.4mg