Whole-Wheat French Bread

  • Serves: 1 slice per serving


You’ll love the versatility of this nutty-flavored bread. Make a standard loaf in your bread machine, or use the dough cycle and shape the dough into baguettes to bake in your oven.


1-pound machine (12 servings) 1 1/2-pound machine
(18 servings) 2-pound machine
(24 servings)
Whole-wheat flour 1 1/4 cups 2 cups 2 1/2 cups
Bread flour 1 cup 1 1/2 cup 2 cups
Fat-free dry milk 1 tablespoon 1 1/2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons
Salt 1/2 teaspoon 3/4 teaspoon 1 teaspoon
Canola or corn oil 1 tablespoon 1 1/2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons
Honey 1 tablespoon 1 1/2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons
Water 1 cup less 1 tablespoon 1 1/3 cups 1 7/8 cups
Active dry yeast 1 teaspoon 1 1/2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons

Cooking Instructions

Put the ingredients in the bread machine container in the order given or using the manufacturer’s directions. When adding the yeast, use a small spoon to make a well in the dry ingredients. Put the yeast in the well.

Select the basic/white bread cycle. Proceed as directed. When the bread is done, let cool on a cooling rack.

Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
Total Fat
1.5 g
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat
.5 g
101 mg
19 g
2 g
2 g
3 g

Dietary Exchanges

Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch

This recipe is reprinted with permission from The New American Heart Association Cookbook, Seventh Edition, Copyright © 2004 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.