This is the only whole wheat flour I’ll use. I use it to make the infamous “Simple Whole Wheat Bread” by Nita Crabb at allrecipes.com (and I have a review of that recipe too). It is light with an excellent texture. Also worth noting (and this is true with most (if not all) of the King Arthur flour products is that it has a 100% grade on the Whole Grains Council’s list (wholegrainscouncil.org). That makes it quite trustworthy.
I will say that I’ve never used it in a bread machine, so I wouldn’t know about that. I don’t appreciate all the make-it-fast gadgets that tend to be trendy. No offense, but money saved is money earned.
That said, I would highly recommend this. It’s simply the best!