Faster No Knead Whole Wheat Bread

Faster No Knead Whole Wheat Bread

Faster No Knead Whole Wheat Bread

It's the easiest high fiber bread you can make. Be sure to aerate your flour before measuring and use oven gloves for that very hot Dutch oven. For a softer loaf, use less whole wheat and more bread flour as long as it totals 3 cups. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes

Makes: One loaf

Faster No Knead Whole Wheat Bread


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water (up to 130° F)
  • (about 2 Tablespoons extra flour for shaping)


  1. Combine flours, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Stir in water until it’s well combined.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 3 hours.
  3. After 3 hours, place dough on a well-floured surface and sprinkle with a little flour. Using a scraper fold dough over 10-12 times & shape into a rough ball.
  4. Place in a parchment paper-lined bowl and cover with a towel. Let stand on counter top for 35 minutes.
  5. Meantime place a 3 to 6-quart Dutch oven with lid in a cold oven and preheat to 450° F. My oven takes 35 minutes to reach 450°.
  6. After 35 minutes, carefully, using oven gloves, lift the parchment paper and dough from the bowl and place gently into the hot pot. (parchment paper goes in the pot too) Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes, remove lid and parchment paper. Return, uncovered, to oven and bake 10 more minutes.

7 Comments on "Faster No Knead Whole Wheat Bread"

  1. jim

    Jenny, thank you for sharing your recipes, the bread is great!

  2. Meir

    In the regular flour bread video on youtube, you emphasized “only a quarter teaspoon of yeast”! Here, for the whole wheat version, you call for a full teaspoon. Those are both correct, are they?

    • Jenny

      Both are correct. The faster versions use more yeast.

  3. Kim

    I don’t have parchment paper. What’s it used for? can I use Pam Spray?

  4. Dede

    Not sure if you got my previous question. I just purchased a new enameled cast iron dutch oven. According to the directions it is only rated to 400 degrees in the oven. Can I still use it or should I return it and get one that is rated higher??


    • ChrisH

      Hi DeDe,
      It might be best to contact the company that made your dutch oven to see if it can safely withstand heat above the recommended safe temperature, even 25 degrees..
      We made the mistake of using our new one at a higher temperature for this and other bread recipes. And, after numerous times, the enamel buckled and peeled away. We had to throw it out. Definitely, an expensive mistake,
      I think there are alot of brands that can tolerate higher cooking and baking temperatures, just not the one we purchased.
      We have a cast iron dutch oven that can be used at very high heat but as with other dark pots or dark baking pans it doesn’t do as well because it browns quickly. From now on, when making a recipe such as this, I’ll likely use a baking stone, parchment and a stainless steel bowl to cover the dough when baked.
      Good luck!

  5. L. Daniel

    I love your recipes. Please keep posting them. Love watching you on You Tube also.

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