I've been baking breads with my Breadman Ultimate for several years now, and tried many of the recipes in the Electric Bread cookbook - all with only one fail (forgot to add yeast!). Never had any problems with Breadman as some others reported so I got an additional Ultimate for holiday baking - paid full price, and happy to do so! Even tried the no-knead recipe but went back to my Breadman.
My husband's favorite standby bread is the 100% whole wheat recipe found on the side of every KAF whole wheat bag.
So I've experimented using various honeys, molasses, organic sugars - our favorite is honey from our friend's hives. I've also experimented using dry milk, 'wet' whole milk, [dry and 'wet'] buttermilk and half-and-half: best ones are dry buttermilk or half-and-half. I've also tried an egg but you have to watch the wetness of the dough.
My latest - and my husband's favorite - is to replace a large portion of the water with plain yogurt. I did not have great results with no fat; better with low or full fat; BEST with Greek-style!
So I now make the WW bread our friend's honey (he lives next to a vineyard so honey has a slight 'winey' flavor!), and the Greek yogurt. Makes no difference whether I use the Traditional or the White whole wheat. Texture and flavor is wonderful! Even my friends who hate whole wheat love this bread.
I write this as I'd love to know others' experiments and results - esp with whole wheat. Thanks in advance to all who might chime in.