Jul 19, 2020

Cracked Wheat No Knead Bread

Cracked Wheat No Knead BreadHere’s another no knead bread that I love. It’s crunchy on the outside and on the inside too! I make it with two kinds of flour (whole wheat and white) and then I add a half cup of cracked wheat to the dough. The result is a fabulous high-fiber bread with a golden crust and a delicious nutty interior with lots of crunch.

Cracked wheat is made by milling raw wheat berries into smaller pieces, preserving the nutrient and fiber rich bran and germ layers. So this delicious loaf has extra fiber and protein, and cracked wheat is also a good source of iron.

If you like hearty, farm-style bread with extra crunch, you will love this recipe. I have never been able to find cracked wheat at the  store so I order it online, solely to make this recipe. Cracked wheat is a series of uncooked, hard, dry pieces and looks like this:

Cracked WheatI have also made the same recipe with steel-cut oats but it does not have the flavor or texture that this one does.  I use the overnight version to allow the uncooked cracked wheat time to soften. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

9 Comments on "Cracked Wheat No Knead Bread"

  1. Wanda

    Since I discovered your easy one-hour bread recipe, I make it once a week. When I used to make bread, I used them as door stops! Not anymore! I make it differently each time: with cardamom and flax seeds, rosemary or any darn thing I can think of! Each time, it’s brilliant. This kind of artisan bread is $6+ at my my local bakery. I make it for pennies and it’s brilliant. Can’t thank you enough, Jenny! I’m a bread maker!

  2. Tina

    Jenny, I know you stated that you buy cracked wheat online because you like the taste of the cracked wheat versus steel cut oat. But what I’m finding when I search for “cracked wheat” most of the results are for bulgur, which I think is different. I’ve also searched for information on the difference and those results are confusing as well. Help! What brand of cracked wheat do you buy? Thanks in advance to you or to anyone else who can help me out.

    BTW, I found your website and recipes earlier in 2020 and what a find. I’ve made a few of the breads and the beef stew. I’m looking forward to making more. These recipes have encouraged me to bake bread and actually start cooking. Thanks for easy recipes and fun videos.


    • Jenny Can Cook

      I got my cracked wheat at Central Milling (https://centralmilling.com) and I found this online that explains the difference: “Bulgur (sometimes spelled bulghur) is a form of whole wheat that has been cracked, cleaned, parboiled (or steamed), dried and then ground into various sizes. Bulgur is sold by its size. It isn’t cracked wheat, which are whole raw wheat berries that have been milled into smaller pieces. Unlike bulgur, cracked wheat has not been precooked and, hence, can’t be substituted in recipes that call for bulgur.”

    • msgtdoug

      Check your local stores for “Bob’s Red Mill” products. They carry bulgar, cracked wheat, wheat berries, etc. And if need be, you can order by mail.

      If you have an “Ocean State Job Lot” store in the vicinity, they carry a large variety of the “Bob’s Red Mill” products, vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast flakes, varied flours and flour substitutes.

  3. Glor

    You look like an angel,
    ’cause that’s what you are,
    Made hopeless cooks
    Chefs above par
    And saved our sanity,
    From Covid’s punch,
    We’re eating gourmet,
    Not simple lunch,
    Without adding inches
    Nor robbing the banks
    You’re greatly admired,
    Billion times “Thanks”

  4. Glor

    Hi Jenny….simply love all your recipes especially all the bread, rye in particular. I came across an oven thermometer in a drawer so when heating up for the rye bread I placed it in the oven to check it out…….turned out my oven took another 20 min before reaching the desired temperature ……so the dough had actually been left for about an hour instead of the 35min and the result was fabulous. The dough hard risen much higher by the time I placed it in the oven resulting in a much lighter and larger delicious loaf…………perfection!……I had to try very hard not to finish the whole loaf myself, To me you are heaven sent , thanks so much.

  5. Bill Long

    Jenny, i just , in the last several days found your you tube channel and love it. Food prep is so easy on the ones ive tried. I must say, and i hope you are not offended, your husband is a very lucky man. I hope he knows that and treats you with all the Love and respect you deserve, not to mention a very beautiful lady. I am a widower now, and cook for myself, live alone especially now with all the Convid going on. I pray everyday day to find a wonderful lady like yourself to love and cherish. Keep it up!
    God Bless
    Bill Long, North Carolina

  6. Sandra Land

    Jenny, just found your site on utube.and was wondering if can make your easy nomad bread in hot pot

  7. Yvonne

    Fabulous recipes. Glad to see you posting again.

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