Golden Honey Bread Recipe

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"This slightly sweet bread has a crispy crust and tender interior," says Regina Lindgren of Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania. "It's simply delicious."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3-4 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3-4 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 134 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). Yield: 1 loaf, 16 slices (2 pounds).
Originally published as Golden Honey Bread in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p33

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kimspacc User ID: 1340117 67081
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2014

"Not my favorite. The crust was hard and difficult to slice through, even though I added the extra water and used a medium crust setting. It seemed overly sweet with both sugar and honey, too."

Classicrock User ID: 656532 86626
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"This is the BEST bread machine recipe! I double the honey to 4 Tbsp. Anyone who has ever eaten this bread at my house has commented on how tasty and moist it is!

-Lori in WI."

JuliKay2u User ID: 1344814 26170
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"We've been making this bread for years. It's our "go to" bread machine recipe. We usually use 2.5 c white and 1 c wheat flour. Delicious!!"

eleyana User ID: 1142513 33315
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"I have loved and had great results from this recipe for years. I have converted it to half white whole wheat with the addition of a little baker's dry milk and it works fabulously. This is one of those standbys that everyone loves. Great texture and flavor, makes great rolls too."

lssrls User ID: 1447889 72087
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008 Edited Dec. 27, 2008

"This is very good!!!"

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