Last week I shared a post on what to do with the leftover shredded wheat crumbs. Shortly before I shared that post a dear friend of mine gave me this recipe for shredded wheat bread. It reminded me of the English muffin bread recipe I have shared in the past. Like the English Muffin Bread recipe this bread is perfect for toasting and enjoying with your breakfast or a cup of tea in the afternoon. By the way ½ cup shredded wheat crumbs is almost exactly what is left at the bottom on the box after eating all the shredded wheat!

Using molasses in this recipe gives the bread a dark crust and a rich taste and reminds me of Anadama Bread, which I used to make years ago.

Shredded Wheat Bread


½ cup shredded wheat
2 cups boiling water
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup molasses
3 Tbsp. shortening (I used butter)
2 ¼ tsp. Active dry yeast
¼ cup warm water
5-6 cups flour

Directions: Prepare two bread pans, lightly spray with oil. Pour boiling water over the crumbled shredded wheat. Add salt, sugar, molasses and shortening. Dissolved the yeast in the warm water. Add the yeast to the first mixture, then add the flour, add more flour if necessary. Let rise in a bowl until doubled in size. Knead and form into to loaves and let rise again until rounded above the bread pan. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 350 and continue baking for another 30 minutes. Makes two loaves

9 comments on “Shredded Wheat Bread

candy on April 12, 2019 1:58 am

Great way to use up those broken wheats, I usually put them in my granola. Found you on Blogger’s Pit Stop Link Party.

Nancy Wolff on April 12, 2019 4:22 pm

I would buy the box of cereal just to turn it into crumbs and make this bread, it’s that good! 🙂

Margy on April 14, 2019 5:30 pm

I always save cereal crumbs in the bottom of the back and older cereal to put into my bran muffin batter. – Margy

Nancy Wolff on April 14, 2019 10:46 pm

Another great way to use up cereal!:)

Sylvia on April 18, 2019 5:45 pm

Sounds like a great way to use up crumbs! Thanks for linking up at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 35

Miz Helen on April 20, 2019 3:55 pm

We will love your Shredded Wheat Bread, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us this week and hope you have a very special weekend!
Miz Helen

Nancy Wolff on April 20, 2019 4:03 pm

Mix Helen,
It is a fabulous recipe! Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend!

April J Harris on April 29, 2019 10:18 am

Love this recipe, Nancy! It sounds delicious, and it’s such a great way to avoid waste. The texture of the bread must be lovely with the shredded wheat as well. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Shared on the H&S Facebook page. Have a lovely week!

Nancy Wolff on April 29, 2019 1:35 pm

We are so thankful this recipe makes two loaves! It is one of the best breads ever!

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