Easy crusty whole wheat bread

I am totally blown away at how easy and how good this easy crusty whole wheat bread turned out. By no means I am a bread expert but because I have been wanting to start making bread from scratch for the longest I can remember this wS just the perfect recipe to start with. Even my kids could make this it is so easy!

Easy crusty whole wheat bread | Eat Good 4 Life

Literally, all you need to do is mix the ingredients in a bowl and let it rest. The next day you just knead it for like 1-2 minutes, just to basically shape it into a round loaf and you are done. Just bake it away and let the oven do its magic.

This was my first time making bread on my dutch-oven. This method is pretty much all over the internet so I thought, why not? Let me give it a try and see if it really works, and sure enough, it did.

This bread making method is just genius. I don’t know who came up with it but I just love it. I don’t know if the bread would actually turn good on any other type of baking pan, I guess I would have to experiment further!

Now as far as the flour ratio for this bread is concern, because this was my first time making it, I wanted to make sure it would come out OK. Next time I am just going to do 100% whole wheat and half the recipe just in case but for the purpose of this recipe, the ratio was perfect.

You can try and do 100% whole wheat when you make this, if you do, please let me know.

I really hope you get to make this easy crusty whole wheat bread. I will be making different flavors shortly. I love garlic so a garlic version I think it will be next.


Easy crusty whole wheat bread | Eat Good 4 Life

Easy crusty whole wheat bread | Eat Good 4 Life

Easy crusty whole wheat bread | Eat Good 4 Life

Easy crusty whole wheat bread | Eat Good 4 Life

Easy crusty whole wheat bread | Eat Good 4 Life

Easy crusty whole wheat bread | Eat Good 4 Life


Easy crusty whole wheat bread

Yield: 12 servings

Total Time: 1 hour



In a mixing bowl add the flour, salt,  yeast, nuts, and sunflower seeds, (save about 1 tbsp of sunflower seeds and rolled oats for later). Stir to combine. Add the water and mix though until it is well mixed. I do this step with a spatula.

Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit on your counter for 12 to 18 hours. I do this at night so the next morning when I wake up is when I bake the bread.

When you are ready to bake the bread, place your 6 qt dutch-oven (lid included) in the oven and preheat it to 450 F degrees. (You must preheat your dutch-oven to 450F)

Flour your work surface. Remove the dough from the bowl and shape it into a ball. Place the remaining sunflower seeds and rolled oats over the bread and press slightly. Carefully place the dough into the preheated dutch-oven. Cover the pot with the lid and place it back in the oven.

Bake for 35 minutes with the lid on. Remove the lid and bake for another 20-25 minutes until golden brown. The bread will keep for up to 2 days.


  • You can half this recipe.
  • This was my first time making this recipe, the flour ratio is not exactly what I would like it to be but I will keep experimenting with the ratios and make it 100% whole wheat!

Recipe slightly adapted from here

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  1. Que rico y que presentación tan bonita…sabes que el otro día hice la appel pie oatmeal y me encanto…muchos besos

  2. These little pink cheesecakes are so pretty! Love them. Glad to be a part of the shower with you:-)

  3. Miryam, I can’t begin to thank you enough for such a sweet gesture! I woke up to one of the best surprises a girl could wish for. I’ve been crying at every post (probably because I’m so emotional at the moment) and can’t stop smiling at all of the kindness.

    You always make such amazing things. I’m always inspired by your heathified desserts. They always make my mouth water. And don’t even get me started on these cheesecakes! They look incredible!!! I would just eat them ice cold and I bet they are absolutely delicious!

    Thank you so much again! You are so so sweet.
    chocolate & carrots

  4. such a lovely thought!…..gorgeous cheesecakes!

  5. Yum! Beautiful and just perfect for the shower! And your peanut butter cheesecakes look amazing too!

  6. It was a cheesecake kind of day. I love raspberry cheesecake and these are gorgeous. I really need a mini cheesecake pan! Great to “meet” you through this shower!

  7. They look delicious! Nice blog and good luck with your cookbook :)



  8. These look amazing! I love no-bake cheesecake and these look so beautiful with raspberries! I’m SO craving cheesecake after this shower!

  9. these look so gorgeous – perfect for a baby shower! so glad to be part of the virtual shower with you!

  10. I’m SO happy that they turned out! Your last email or two had me a little nervous. :)

    They look amazing and super cute! The crust looks especially interesting.

    And haha, I love that we have three types of mini cheesecakes today. Everyone loves cheesecake, right? :)

  11. Que elegante! I am making something super similar this week :)

  12. What a gorgeous color! These mini cheesecakes look delicious, and are perfect for a baby shower =).

  13. Wow, these are just gorgeous. And the fact that it’s no-bake makes them even better!

  14. beautiful! i love the idea of the oat and cracker crust, too. so fun!

  15. These are gorgeous. They sound delicious, and they are such a pretty color!

  16. Such cute cupcakes! :) By the way, I tried the lime and coconut cake that you have shared here at your blog. It was amazing! Thank you for a good recipe. If you want to know how it turned out, just check out: [email protected]

  17. These look fantastic!!!
    …but I landed here because of the Gluten Free tag that was put on it.

    They call for graham crackers, oats and soy milk (none of which are gluten free unless you know to specifically find gluten free versions.)

    I know to look for these things, but I have been dealing with this for quite a while. Someone not knowing the details of a gluten allergy or celiac disease may not know this, especially since it’s tagged as a gluten free recipe.

    Please adjust the tag, or make notes in the recipe for those that may attempt this for a party… Would be horrible accidentally “gluten” someone with celiac.


    • Thanks so much for pointing that out. I will totally make the adjustments. I wouldn’t want someone with celiac disease having to go trough that. Thanks for stopping by.

  18. These look so good!! Sharing on my page tomorrow for Valentine’s Day :)

  19. Where did you find a mini pan with holes in the bottom…love the idea, but would love trying the recipes better with this type of pan… Thanks!

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