How to Make Whole Wheat Bread with a KitchenAid


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So many people have asked me how to make whole wheat bread using a KitchenAid stand mixer and I’m finally sharing how! I’m going to show you one way to grind your own flour to make this bread, but you certainly don’t have to do that. Feel free to use any whole wheat flour you have on hand to make this recipe if you don’t want to grind your own.
Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread made with a KitchAid Stand Mixer

I’ve been grinding my own flour and baking my own bread for about 12 years. Grinding your own flour is amazing because it produces a much healthier flour and for pennies on the dollar.  I’ve used a few different machines to grind my flour and bake my bread over the years, but the question I’m always asked, is “How can I make your bread with my KitchenAid stand mixer?” I’m really excited to finally answer that question for you now.

How to Make Whole Wheat Bread with a KitchenAid

How to grind flour with a MockMill

The first thing you need to do to make this bread is grind your own flour. I used hard red wheat berries and ground 8 cups of berries. The MockMill held 4 cups of berries so I filled it up twice. A general rule of thumb is that one cup of wheat berries will yield around 1 1/4-1 1/3 cups of flour. I always want extra flour just to be safe because I’m never quite sure exactly how much flour I will need to bake my bread.

Make sure to grind a cup of berries or cheap rice with your MockMill the first time you use it, and then throw that flour away.  Ingredients for Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread

Next, gather your ingredients, remove the MockMill from your mixer, and put the dough hook on. Add the wet ingredients to the mixer bowl first, then the dry ingredients. I also add my yeast last just in case my water is a little too hot. I don’t want to kill the yeast. If you’d like your bread to rise better, make sure to add a dough enhancer. I’ve baked bread with and without dough enhancer, and it really does help the bread rise better and give it a more store-like and less dense texture. If you don’t like flat, dense bread, make sure to add the dough enhancer.

Add bread ingredients to the mixer bowl.

This next step is crucial. Turn your mixer on a low speed – around 4 – and let the ingredients start to form a dough. You’ll need to quickly add in more flour until a dough ball is formed and the sides of the mixer bowl look clean. Sometimes, I only have to add in 1/4 cup more flour. Sometimes I add in 2 or more cups. It just depends on so many factors. The best advice I can give you is that you’ve added enough flour when the sides of the bowl are cleanish. You’ll want to do add in the extra flour as quickly as you can, trying to get a dough in the first minute or so. This is why I grind extra flour at the beginning. It really irritates me when I run out of flour, and it’s especially problematic if you’re grinding flour using the mixer you’re also using to mix the dough.

Knead the dough

Once the side of your bowl is looking pretty clean, turn the mixer up to to higher speed (7-8) and let it knead the dough for about 4 minutes. You can see in the above picture that the bowl isn’t super clean, but it’s not super sticky either. There’s a fine line when it comes to adding flour. You don’t want your bread to have too much flour in it or it will be too dense. If the sides of your bowl are really really clean, you may want to add in a tablespoon or two of water to soften your dough up a little bit.

let the dough rise

While your dough is kneading, oil a bread board and make sure your loaf pans have been greased and your oven is turned on to preheat. Turn the dough out on the bread board {make sure you also oil your hands or the dough will stick to them something fierce}, punch the dough down a few times to remove any air bubbles, separate it into two equal loaves, and put them in the bread pans to rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.

Honey Oat Whole Wheat Bread

Bake in a preheated oven for 30-35 minutes and enjoy your beautiful bread!

Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread Recipe

Yield: 2 loaves

Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread

Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread

delicious honey whole wheat bread mixed right in your kitchen aid!

Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes



  1. Prehead oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Oil two bread pans and set aside.
  3. Add the liquids first to your mixer bowl.
  4. Then add in the dry ingredients.
  5. Using a dough hook, turn your mixer on low and slowly increase power to medium. Allow the ingredients to mix thoroughly, then quickly add in more flour as needed, until the side of the bowl is clean as the mixer works.
  6. Mix on medium-high for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Turn dough out onto an oiled bread board.
  8. Divide dough into two loaves and place in bread pans.
  9. Cover bread pans and allow the dough to rise until doubled, approximately 30 minutes.
  10. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes until bread is nicely browned.
  11. Cool in loaf pans for 15 minutes.
  12. Take bread out of pans allow to cool completely.

Did you make this recipe?

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As I said earlier, I’ve been grinding my own flour for about 12 years now. It does have a learning curve, I don’t even know it all yet. If you’re thinking about buying a grain mill, here are some benefits and drawbacks of the MockMill.

Benefits  & Drawbacks of the MockMill Grain Mill

  • While I used my MockMill on my KitchenAid stand mixer, it’s also compatible with many other stand mixers as well!
  • It’s small so storage is easy.
  • It’s very easy to assemble on the stand mixer. I was actually surprised at how easily it all went together.
  • The Mockmill has a true ceramic-bonded corundum stone, which produces very fine flour and will not wear down. I was very impressed with the range of flour textures this mill can produce.
  • It’s really very easy to clean, much easier than other mills I’ve used.
  • It works on the mixer. This is both a plus and a minus in my book. It’s great that you only need one machine, but it can be a problem if you need to use both your grainmill AND your mixer at the same time.
  • The capacity is smaller than free standing grainmills. I like to grind upwards of 20 cups of flour at once, and the MockMill only holds four cups of wheat berries.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and bread baking tutorial! I have lots of different bread recipes on my blog that you might want to check out too. My family really does love my bread. I’m also happy to answer any questions you may have on grinding your own flour!! Please ask away. 

More homemade bread recipes:

Whole Wheat Potato Bread Recipe

Delicious 9 Grain Wheat Bread from Scratch

Homemade Monkey Bread from Scratch

About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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  1. I really enjoyed reading this post. I make my own bread sometimes and love it. I’ve often wanted to buy a grinder. Now i’m definitely leaning towards getting one soon when back Stateside.

  2. I love my Kitchen Aid mixer and I think I’m about to love it even more! I can’t wait to get this and use it!

  3. I have always wanted a Kitchen Aid and I love how small this one is. I totally want this!! What a great product!

  4. A KitchenAid mixer is on my dream wish list. It’s amazing how much you can do with one, but I had no idea about the grain mill. This bread looks heavenly!

  5. I need to get some good attachments for my kitchen aid- that looks like the perfect one! This post made me hungry too 🙂

  6. Just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed reading through your blog this morning about your barn, the passive house and bread making. Ordered the dough enhancer and hope to starting baking this weekend. Thanks again for sharing.