How do I substitute whole wheat flour for regular flour when baking bars or cookies?
In baking sweet or dessert items, you can substitute whole wheat PASTRY flour in equal amounts for white flour. Do not use regular whole wheat flour as a substitute for white flour in delicate or dessert items, or you will end up with dense bricks. Use regular whole wheat flour in yeast-based (kneaded) bread. [return to Q&A index] Please note that we are not medical professionals, and our advice is not intended to treat any disease or to substitute for the knowledge and advice of a medical professional. We’re just trying to help by passing on what we’ve learned from others.