The recipe for a 75% wholemeal flour loaf. There are recipes for other ratios of wholemeal flour in our breadmaker section.

I've found that with all brown or wholemeal flour bread recipes, half a vitamin C tablet (ascorbic acid) crushed between two tablespoons (about 100 mg) and added to the flour, seems to prevent a heavy, poorly risen loaf. It has an effect on Glutathione (WIkipedia) which has an affect on the the elasticity of the dough.

This recipe is suitable for a standard breadmaker, specifically the Panasonic SD253 and similar models.

It will almost certainly work for most breadmakers and is worth trying if you have lost your instruction book!

The timer may be used for this recipe.

Wholemeal loaf (75%)
Freshly baked warm bread and Saint Agur Blue cheese. Mmm.
Servings:Servings: 10 - Recipe quantities for medium, large and extra large loaves
Calories per serving:602
Ready in:5 hours
Prep. time:4 hours
Cook time:1 hour
Recipe author:Chef
First published:22nd October 2012

Best recipe review

75% to much!


25% is much nicer and won't give you indigestion!

The Judge

Medium loaf


Printable 🖨 shopping 🛒 list & 👩‍🍳 method for this recipe

Large loaf

Extra large loaf


  1. Place the ingredients in your breadmaker in the order shown
  2. Select wholewheat Bake program (5 hours), for the Panasonic SD-ZB2502 automatic breadmaker this is menu option 04.
  3. Select the appropriate loaf size to match the recipe [Medium, Large or Extra large]
  4. Rise and bake (5 hour cycle)

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