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Whole Wheat Flour Is Not Boring & Here're 16 Reasons Why

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I remember when my mom made the switch. Instead of buying sweet, white bread, she insisted on brown loaves—cardboard-like in comparison. “It’s healthier,” she would respond as she placed whole-wheat bread in our shopping cart. And, for the majority of age six, I was convinced I’d never enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich again.

Today, I can’t get enough of nutty, whole-wheat flour. I use it in breads and cookies and crusts for an extra depth of flavor and bite. Baking with whole wheat just requires a little more thought than using plain ol’ all-purpose. Whole-wheat flour is partly or entirely milled from whole or almost-whole wheat grains (not to be confused with whole grain, which can be made of any whole-grain kernel) and can make baked goods very dense. But instead of shying away from what you don’t understand (like six-year-old me), experiment with robust recipes that can handle the extra weight. Here, we’ve gathered 16 cookies, breads, pies, and more that highlight wonderful whole wheat.

Breads & Muffins

Spent Grain and Herb Whole-Wheat Bread
Spent Grain and Herb Whole-Wheat Bread
Whole Wheat Persimmon Ricotta Scones

Whole Wheat Persimmon Ricotta Scones by Samantha Weiss Hills

Date and Walnut Oatcakes

Date and Walnut Oatcakes by Gena Hamshaw

Seeded Whole-Wheat Banana Bread

Seeded Whole-Wheat Banana Bread by Lindsay Maitland Hunt

Carrot Soda Bread

Carrot Soda Bread by fiveandspice

Whole Wheat Pita
Whole Wheat Pita
Dark Chocolate and Walnut Zucchini Bread
Dark Chocolate and Walnut Zucchini Bread

Pies, Tarts & Crisps

Black Pepper Pear Crisp with Salted Oat Streusel
Black Pepper Pear Crisp with Salted Oat Streusel
Rhubarb Cherry Hibiscus Crumble

Rhubarb Cherry Hibiscus Crumble by em-i-lis

Whole Wheat-Crusted Chicken Pot Pie with Kale, Butternut Squash, and Fresh Herbs

Whole Wheat-Crusted Chicken Pot Pie with Kale, Butternut ... by Jenya | BlueGalley

Caramelized Onion and Butternut Squash Tart

Caramelized Onion and Butternut Squash Tart by Vanessa Larson

Blueberry Plum Crumble

Blueberry Plum Crumble by newRDcook

Cookies

My Newest Chocolate Chip Cookies
My Newest Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nutty Cherry Biscotti

Nutty Cherry Biscotti by Bill Yosses

Quinoa Cookies with Coconut & Chocolate Chunks

Quinoa Cookies with Coconut & Chocolate Chunks by Loves Food Loves to Eat

Coconut Chow Mein Butterscotch Cookies
Coconut Chow Mein Butterscotch Cookies

What’s your favorite way to use whole-wheat flour? Dish in the comments!

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Tags: Cookie, Pie, Whole Wheat, Bake, Ingredients