Trayer Wilderness Whole Wheat Bread

Baking bread in a sun oven is so easy — it yields bread with a nicely browned crust and a moist, soft inside, plus keeps your house from getting too warm in the summer and saves electricity.

Course Breads
Author Tammy Trayer



  1. Combine thoroughly water, yeast, sugar, salt, and oil and allow 15 minutes for them to sponge. 

  2. Add your flour. Mix well and then leave set to rise for roughly 20 minutes. 

  3. Once risen, pound it down and split dough in half to place in two loaf pans. 

  4. Preheat the sun oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

*Gluten-free variation


Use 4-1/2 cups warm water for a gluten-free version

Use 6 cups Better Batter Gluten Free Flour or your own gluten-free flour blend for a gluten-free version.

You may need to allow dough in pans to have a 2nd rise -- either by letting them sit out for another 20 minutes or putting them in the sun oven while it preheats.

If you put it in the cool sun oven prior to preheating, the dough will require 30 to 40 minutes of baking time and won't be as tall since it started to bake immediately.


Want sourdough? Use Wardee's sourdough bread recipe (spelt or wheat), then bake your loves in the sun oven!