Homemade Whole Grain Bread Bowls From No-Knead Bread Dough

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I love a good bread bowl! What could be better than a meal where you actually get to eat the bowl????

While most of the recipes using the Whole Grain No-Knead Bread Dough master recipe don’t require that you let the dough rise, this one does. That said, the whole grain no-knead bread dough is truly a flat-bread dough. So you’ll never get the same amount of rise as you would with, say, a traditional yeast bread dough.

However, by letting your bread bowls rise for an hour, you will get a bread bowl that is large enough to hold a portion of chili, soup or dip. Plus, the denseness of the bread means it won’t leak!

When you mix up a batch of Whole Grain No-Knead Bread Dough, it makes enough for 4 different recipes. The exception is this recipe. I use 1/2 of the dough that the whole grain no-knead bread dough makes in order to get 4 bread bowls. If you only need two bread bowls, you can use 1/4 of the recipe.

Homemade Whole Grain Bread Bowls



  1. Preheat oven to 100 degrees.
  2. Divide your bread dough into four equal pieces.
  3. Roll bread dough into four balls.
  4. Place bread dough balls onto a large baking sheet.
  5. Spray a piece of plastic wrap with cooking spray. Cover dough loosely. Then cover with a kitchen towel.
  6. Turn oven off. Allow bread bowls to rise in oven for one hour.
  7. Remove bread bowls from oven.
  8. Preheat oven to 425.
  9. Bake bread bowls for 17 - 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
  11. Using a bread knife, cut a hole out of the top of the bowls. Use a spoon to slightly scrape out the insides.
  12. Fill the bowl with chili, soup or a warm dip.

What is your favorite way to fill a bread bowl?

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  1. When you make 4 bread bowls, what is the approximate dimensions of the final product? How do scoop out the middle?
    In restaurants, I’ve ordered a nice serving of soup in bread bowl about 5 inch diameter. They would you a serrated knife to cut out a column in the middle and
    carefully cut near the bottom.

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