Desserts/Baked Goods

Breadmaker Sprouted Wheat Bread

October 10, 2011
A picture of a loaf of sliced bread on a cutting board and the blog post title "Breadmaker Sprouted Wheat Bread"

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Have you ever made sprouted wheat bread in your breadmaker? It is every bit as good as traditional wheat bread!

I will admit that I really LOVE fresh bread. The kind that smells so good baking and that you can slice while it’s still warm and top with butter which melts all over it. And maybe a little raw honey or homemade strawberry preserves. Mmmm….am I making your mouth water yet?

I had been making whole wheat bread in my breadmaker for years. I made the switch because I was frustrated with some of the ingredients that I found in store-bought bread and wanted to make bread that I was comfortable eating because I knew exactly what was in it. And I had perfected my traditional wheat bread in the breadmaker. When I first learned about sprouted grains I wanted to challenge myself to make a breadmaker bread that works with sprouted wheat. The two different types of flour work very differently and so I had to try a few different times to get one that worked in the breadmaker!

Working with sprouted wheat

I have really enjoyed working with sprouted wheat. Of course, there are benefits for your health, such as a reduced amount of gluten, and no anti-nutrients which allow you to get a whole lot more nutrients.

So, as promised, here is the recipe for homemade bread that I made in my breadmaker. I have tried it with a couple of different options, but this is my favorite! I purchase the sprouted wheat flour that I used in the recipe in bulk online from To Your Health Sprouted Flour Company. This bread is not too dense and is perfect for sandwiches! You can actually use molasses in place of the honey in this recipe and it is also very yummy!

Of course, this recipe is for a breadmaker. I use an Oster breadmaker that works wonderfully. I have had it for years and it has served me well and it still going strong!

Breadmaker Sprouted Wheat Bread

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 45 mins
Servings 8


  • 1 1/2 cups water plus 2 tbsp
  • 2 tbsp local honey
  • 2 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups sprouted wheat flour
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast


  • Add the water, honey, oil and salt to the baking pan of your machine.
  • Pour in the flour.
  • Create a little well in the top of the flour mixture with your finger.
  • Add the active dry yeast to the little created well.
  • Place the pan into the machine and close the lid.
  • Select the menu setting for Whole Wheat.
  • Chose the loaf size 1.5 lb.
  • Choose the crust color of your choice.
  • Press the start button.
  • Once the bread has finished baking, take the bread pan out and allow the loaf to cool on a wire rack.
  • Reply
    September 9, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I want to try this recipe you posted. Is it ok to ask where you buy the sprouted wheat flour online? I am trying to lose 100 pounds and this seems like the best way to handle the bread issue. thank you Kathy

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      September 10, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      You can find sprouted flour online at and I have also bought from the To Your Health Sprouted Flour company
      Hope that helps!

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    dee johnson
    March 8, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    I made this today. It smells wonderful, but the entire center sunk. I ws thinking it may be because I am in Florida. I know the air is generally more moist here and think if I lower the water, it will turn out better. Do you have any thoughts or suggestions for me? Thanks.

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      March 9, 2016 at 12:26 am

      Yes, I would try to lower the water content and see if that works. Good luck!

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      A Baker
      April 8, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      5 stars
      I had the same problem in the Keys. The yeast is growing too quickly. My recipe called for 1.5 tsp salt so I used 2 tsp and the results were perfect.

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    January 26, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Would this be considered “clean”. I am new to the clean eating thing, but really do not want to consistently shell out money for Ezekiel bread.


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      January 29, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Yes, this would be considered “clean”.

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    January 29, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Just made this and it’s perfect! I first used sprouted grain in my regular bread recipe and it came out a lumpy rock-hard mess. I didn’t realize it needed special treatment from being sprouted. This simple recipe gave me a beautiful crusty outside, soft inside!

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      January 31, 2017 at 2:02 am

      So glad it turned out well for you! Enjoy! 🙂

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        November 23, 2018 at 1:09 pm

        5 stars
        I made a loaf in my DAK Turbobaker, white bread setting (this older machine does not have whole wheat setting) with exactly the ingredients listed. It came out perfectly!! Such a simple recipe, thank you!

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          November 24, 2018 at 12:35 am

          That is so awesome! You’re very welcome! Glad it turned out so well for you!

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    February 18, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    I tried this and it just clumped. I wish there was a way to show you a picture here, so you could give me some advice.

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    February 22, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Is it okay to use bread machine active dry yeast? I have a huge thing of it but don’t want to waste other ingredients trying if it’s going to flop!

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    Cindy Leach
    March 10, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I was very excited to find this recipe! However- mine came out a little crumbly/hard to get a whole intact piece and a little sunken in the middle. Want to tweak but not sure how. Maybe add a little butter? Any suggestions would be appreciated! It does taste great!

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      March 11, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      Yes, you may want to try 2 tbsp of an oil like olive or avocado….or even the same amount of butter. That may help.

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    October 31, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    What is the salt amount for this recipe?

    • Reply
      October 31, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      1 1/4- 1 1/2 tsp 🙂

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        Laurie St.Onge
        March 15, 2020 at 3:52 pm

        You replied 1/4 tsp of salt to Melinda’s question, yet the ingredient list states 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt.

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          March 17, 2020 at 1:27 pm

          Thanks for catching that! You can use 1 1/4- 1 1/2 tsp and it will work well. I updated that comment!

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    Marva Lobdell
    April 27, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks for your help. I’m just beginning this life change.Thank you for recipe and help

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    Marva Lobdell
    April 27, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    5 stars
    Thanks for your help with this recipe. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe out.

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    May 22, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Can this be done without a bread machine? If so, any thoughts on rising times?

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      May 22, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      I actually don’t know if it would work or not. I haven’t actually tried it that way! It’s always been easier for me to do it in my breadmaker!

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    September 4, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Unfortunately this created a sunken loaf for me that I had to tear out of the bread machine pan piece by piece.
    I used sprouted red wheat flour (to your health brand) and avocado oil as the options in mine.

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    August 4, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Would this work with sprouted spelt flour?

    • Reply
      August 6, 2019 at 4:35 pm

      It should be fine with sprouted spelt.

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    Melanie Denison
    May 8, 2020 at 11:09 am

    How would I modify this for a 2 lb loaf?

    • Reply
      May 10, 2020 at 12:35 pm

      Unfortunately, I can’t answer that question. Sorry!

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