Best Homemade Sandwich Bread


I have tried recipe after recipe, searching for the perfect homemade sandwich bread. Well, I think I may have found it today. This is a bread machine recipe, so it’s really simple to make! And my kids have gobbled it up! So far, this is my favorite recipe.

If you don’t have a bread machine, you might want to look into getting one. I bought mine at Goodwill for $6, and it has really saved us a ton of money, not to mention we all have healthier bread to eat!

Homemade Bread Machine Wheat Bread

  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. white sugar
  • 3 tsp. yeast (or one packet)

In the bread machine combine water, oil, and salt. Add the flour on top of the liquids. Pour sugar into one corner of the machine. Make a finger dent in the center of the flour and pour the yeast into it.

Set the machine for regular bread, on light crust, and let it go!

To see the original recipe with some slight variations (including a white bread version), check out Dinner With the Bickfords. Thanks for sharing Jamie!

9 thoughts on “Best Homemade Sandwich Bread”

  1. How did you adapt this recipe once you started grinding your own wheat? I got my wheat grinder this week so I’m still trying to figure out how to adapt recipes for it.

    Thanks for your blog! Love it 🙂

    • Hi Amanda!

      So, first you have to have the right kind of wheat. I love hard white wheat for making bread. I’ve found that it actually works really well in the place of regular flour. I’ll add 4 tsp of vital wheat gluten (found in the grocery store in the flour section) if the recipe calls for bread flour specifically; this makes a lighter loaf. Other than that, not too much adapting to worry about, just expect the bread to be a bit hardier 🙂

      Congratulations on the wheat grinder, by the way!! I hope you love it as much as I do!

  2. I’m going to give your recipe a try. I make my own bread all the time. I usually do it 4 loaves at a time, and freeze them. Works great for us. However, I do occasionally buy a loaf from the store (my 8 year old daughter likes the softer store bought bread better). Also, I put my bread machine on the dough setting and when it’s done I put the dough in a loaf pan to rise and bake it in the oven. I bake it at 350 deg. for 27 min with foil loosely laid on top, and 8 min. at the end without the foil. That way the top does not get too dark.

  3. If you want a good “whole wheat” bread that is not too heavy try using King Arthur white wheat. It’s a much finer wheat and does not make a heavy bread. Be sure to use vital wheat gluten to give it more rise.

  4. Thanks for the recipe! I’m very interested in a good WHOLE wheat bread recipe if you have one or come across one. I see that this recipe is part white flour which probably makes it great but I’m still looking for a whole wheat bread this 100% whole wheat. Love your blog by the way!


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