Whole Wheat Pan Bread

This 100% whole wheat pan bread will become a staple item in your bakery. Soft, yet hearty, this bread is wonderful for morning toast and sandwiches.

Whole Wheat Pan Bread

Prep Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Bake Time: 25 minutes
Share Formula:


Whole Wheat Flour50-10020-
Saf-Instant Red-121.5-300
Vital Wheat Gluten1-2-400
Saf-Pro Volume 3.1-20.25-50
Saf-Pro Softness 4.1-20.25-50
Saf-Pro RS 190-2.40.3-60

Lesaffre Products Used


Combine dry ingredients and blend for 1 minute on your mixer’s first speed. Next, add water, oil, and molasses and mix on your mixer’s first speed for 2 to 3 minutes and then increase to your mixer’s second speed and continue to blend until dough is fully developed. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes.

Next, scale and divide loaves into 19 oz. (540 g) portions and place into pans. Proof dough and then bake at 400 °F (204°C) for approximately 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Please note that whole grains can be added if desired starting at 2% (millet, flax, sunflower seeds, cracked wheat). You may make a soaker, or increase water accordingly.


The above is a suggestion only.

Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact our world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094.