Whole Wheat Rosemary Sourdough Bread with Garlic (Bread Machine)

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Whole wheat rosemary garlic sourdough bread is slightly tangy with a hint of rosemary and garlic blended in. It’s made with one half white flour and one half whole wheat flour.

There is nothing that can beat the flavor of freshly baked bread and that’s why I love my bread machine. Some serious bread bakers may think making bread in a bread machine is for amateurs, but I love just how easy it is to throw a few basic ingredients into a bread machine and a few hours later, the dough is ready to be baked into a delicious loaf of bread.

Sourdough bread sliced on a cutting board with fresh rosemary springs in the background

This recipe was originally posted in 2018, it’s been updated for content and photos.

Recipe Highlights

  • This is an easy recipe, and for the most part, it is hands-off since the bread machine does all of the kneading for you. 
  • It’s healthier than store-bought bread because it’s made with wholesome and fewer ingredients
  • If you don’t have a bread machine, I’ve got you covered, there are also instructions to make this bread without a bread machine.

The ingredients: olive oil, sourdough starter, garlic, rosemary, sea salt, bread machine yeast, flour

Here is What You Will Need

Whole Wheat Flour
White Bread Flour
Bread Machine (Instant) Yeast
Sea Salt
Coconut Sugar
Sourdough Starter
Filtered water
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
4 to 5 Cloves of Chopped Fresh or Roasted Garlic
2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Rosemary
Bread Machine
Parchment Paper
Pastry Brush
Baking Sheet

Here is How to Make Whole Wheat Rosemary Sourdough Bread

Add all of the ingredients into the bowl of the bread machine and select the dough cycle.

an overhead view of the ingredients in the bowl of a bread machine

Once the dough cycle has finished, open the bread machine, the dough should have at least doubled in size. If it did not, let the dough rise longer. Close the cover on the bread machine and select the rise cycle.

the dough in bread machine after it has gone through the rise cycle

Remove the dough from the bread machine and fold it over into a ball, place it on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover it with a towel and allow it to rise for on more hour.

the dough formed into a ball on white parchment paper

Crush the garlic and combine it with the chopped rosemary and olive oil

fresh rosemary, garlic and oil in a bowl

After the bread has risen and just before baking it, use a pastry brush to brush the garlic, rosemary oil over the top of the bread.

a photo of the bread with a pastry brush

Once the bread is coated in the garlic oil, place it in the oven and bake it.

a picture of the bread out of the oven

Total Estimated Time to Make This Recipe: 2 1/2 to 3 hours

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

If you don’t have instant yeast, you can substitute it with an equal amount of Active Dry Yeast and mix it with the water before adding it to the bowl.

The sea salt and coconut sugar can be substituted with equal amounts of table salt and refined sugar.

If the bread does not appear to have risen after the cycle, set the bread machine to the rise option and let it go through one more cycle. This can happen if you use active dry yeast which can take longer to rise.

Instead of adding the garlic and rosemary to the top of the bread, you can add it directly into the dough.

Try roasting the garlic before brushing it on the bread.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this delicious bread on the side with your favorite salad, soup or stew.

an overhead view of sourdough bread sliced on a cutting board

How to Store It

The bread will stay fresh for up four days. Here’s how to store it: wrap it in parchment and then a layer of foil. Plastic is not recommended, the crust may become soft. You can also store it in a bread box.

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sourdough bread on parchment paper

Rosemary Sourdough Bread

A deliciously easy sourdough bread recipe 
Prep Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours

Click on serving size to scale this recipe

Course: Bread Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread machine bread, rosemary sourdough, sourdough bread
Servings: 12
Author: Anne
Scale this Recipe 12

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 3/4 cups white bread flour
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 clove of crushed garlic mixed with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

Bread Machine

  • Place all of the ingredients into the bowl of the bread machine.
  • Close the bread machine and select the dough cycle.
  • Once the cycle has completed, open up the bread machine, and remove the dough from the machine.
  • Spread some flour on a work surface and gently deflate the dough, form it into a ball and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover it with a towel and let it rise for 90 minutes.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 375.
  • Crush the garlic, chop the rosemary and mix it together with the olive oil. Use a pastry brush to brush the mixture over the top of the loaf.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
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Traditional Method

  • Combine all ingredients, except for the rosemary, garlic, and olive oil; mix by hand, mixer, or food processor to make a soft dough. This will take about 20 minutes by hand, 10 minutes in a mixer or food processor
  • Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and allow to rise for an hour. It will be puffy but may not have doubled ins size
  • Spread some flour on a work surface,  gently deflate the dough and form it into a ball place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover it with a towel and let it rise for 90 minutes longer. 
  • Pre-heat the oven to 375.
  • Crush the garlic, chop the rosemary and mix it together with the olive oil. Use a pastry brush to brush the mixture over the top of the loaf.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. 

Notes

Instead of adding the garlic and rosemary to the top of the bread, you can add it directly into the dough.
Try roasting the garlic before brushing it on the bread.

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used

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