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Whole Wheat Breadsticks

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Whole wheat breadsticks made from scratch are easy to assemble and are ready in about 30 minutes. These breadsticks have a bit of a golden crust, but are soft and fluffy inside yet chewy throughout. Perfect for your pasta night or any time you’re craving breadsticks.

whole wheat breadsticks on a platter

With just a handful of ingredients you can make these whole wheat breadsticks for dinner. Topped with some melted butter, garlic salt and parmesan cheese to add a savory bonus!

These breadsticks are virtually fail proof, unbelievably delicious, yet truly simple to make.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • They’re made from scratch which means it’s free of preservatives and processed ingredients.
  • They store well and can be frozen for later use.
  • The ingredients are budget friendly and easy to find in any grocery store.
  • Whole wheat flour adds more nutrition to baked goods, like this breadstick recipe.
  • They pair really well with meals and dishes like soups, salads and pasta, making them the ideal appetizer or side dish!
whole wheat breadsticks on a platter

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Warm Water – warm water is the perfect temperature for getting the yeast going, since cold water won’t get yeast going, and hot water will kill it.
  • Yeast – helps dough rise, while also providing flavor.
  • Honey adds moisture to the dough and helps the yeast grow.
  • Olive Oil adds delicious texture to the breadsticks.
  • Whole Wheat Flour adds more nutrition, not to mention nutty and tasty flavor.
  • Salt – provides flavor and allows the yeast to develop the characteristic bread flavor.
  • Butter – adds a delicious buttery flavor to the breadsticks.
  • Garlic Salt – adds a savory flavor.
  • Parmesan Cheese – provides delicious richness and saltiness.
ingredients for breadsticks

How To Make Whole Wheat Breadsticks

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, add the warm water, yeast and honey. Set for 10 minutes.
yeast water in a mixing bowl
  • To the yeast mixture, mix in the olive oil and add 1 cup of flour until well blended. Continue adding flour until you have a nice firm, but soft dough.
breadstick dough in a mixing bowl
  • Knead dough for about 5 minutes. Divide dough into 12 equal parts and roll each piece of dough into a 9-inch rope.
uncooked breadsticks on a baking sheet
  • Transfer sticks to a greased baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.
cooked breadsticks on a baking sheet
  • Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl. Add the garlic salt to the butter and mix. Brush tops of breadsticks with the butter mixture, then sprinkle with the parmesan cheese.
whole wheat breadsticks on a platter

Toppings & Variations

  • Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top of the butter before baking for a sweet breadstick!
  • Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top before baking for cheesy breadsticks.
  • Substitute gluten-free baking flour cup for cup for gluten-free breadsticks.
  • Dip breadsticks in your favorite dipping sauce.

Storing & Freezing

Storing: Place cooled breadsticks in a plastic zip top bag, or wrap in foil and refrigerate them for up to 3 days.

Freezing: Allow breadsticks to fully cool, then place in an airtight freezer bag. They will keep for about 3 months in the freezer.

whole wheat breadsticks on a platter with one with a bite

FAQ

How do I reheat frozen breadsticks? Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake breadsticks on a baking sheet for 4-5 minutes.

Can I make the dough ahead of time? Yes, you can make the rolled out breadsticks the day before and keep the dough in the fridge.

Can I add different herbs and seasonings to the tops of the breadsticks? Absolutely. Dried basil, oregano or Italian seasoning are also great!

Yield: 12 Servings

Whole Wheat Breadsticks

whole wheat breadsticks on a platter

Whole wheat breadsticks made from scratch are easy to assemble and are ready in about 30 minutes. These breadsticks have a bit of a golden crust, but are soft and fluffy inside yet chewy throughout. Perfect for your pasta night or any time you’re craving breadsticks.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1 package yeast
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3-4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a medium size mixing bowl, add the warm water, yeast and honey. Set for 10 minutes.
  3. To the yeast mixture, mix in the olive oil and add 1 cup of flour until well blended. Continue adding flour until you have a nice firm, but soft dough.
  4. Knead dough for about 5 minutes. Divide dough into 12 equal parts and roll each piece of dough into a 9-inch rope.
  5. Transfer sticks to a greased baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl. Add the garlic salt to the butter and mix. Brush tops of breadsticks with the butter mixture, then sprinkle with the parmesan cheese.

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