Sprouted Whole Wheat French Bread

Humble ingredients. A crispy crust on the outside, and a soft and light crumb on the inside. A freshly baked loaf of French bread is one of life’s simple joys—especially when you make it yourself! But French bread isn’t limited to the white flour version found in almost every bakery from here to France. Switch up the flour to make it extraordinary! Try our easy Sprouted Whole Wheat French Bread recipe to learn how to make French bread with sprouted flour. No special tools required!


1 1/3 cups One Degree Organics Sprouted Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 cup water, room temperature
1 tsp active dry yeast
2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup organic all-purpose flour
1 1/8 tsp vital wheat gluten


In a medium-sized bowl, mix water and yeast together. Add brown sugar, salt, and sprouted whole wheat flour and mix thoroughly.

Add gluten flour and mix again. Slowly add the all-purpose flour until the dough forms.

Pour the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 4 minutes, or until your dough is soft and smooth. You may need to add a little more all-purpose flour as you knead.

Grease a large bowl and place the dough inside. Cover with a cloth and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.

Grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead gently for 2 to 3 minutes to remove any bubbles.

Roll the dough into a long rectangle and then fold over lengthwise. Pinch the seams together and tuck the ends under.

Place the loaf on your prepared baking sheet and cover. Let rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

When loaf has finished its final rise, use a sharp knife to make several slashes across the top of the loaf diagonally.

Put the baking sheet in the oven, and bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Cool before serving.