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Honey Wheat Bread Recipe

Honey Wheat Bread Recipe

This recipe produces two beautiful, high loaves that have wonderful texture and slice very well. The tempting aroma of this bread baking can cut the chill from a cool autumn day. It's a tribute to the goodness of wheat. -Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 40 min. YIELD:32 servings


  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3-1/2 cups whole wheat flour, divided
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  • 1. In a bowl, combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups whole wheat flour and yeast. In a saucepan, heat milk, water, honey, butter and salt to 120°-130°; add to flour mixture. Blend on low speed until moistened; beat on medium for 3 minutes. Gradually stir in remaining whole wheat flour and enough of the remaining all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Punch dough down. Shape into two loaves; place in a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 99 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

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MAMebane User ID: 8910100 252483
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2016

"This recipe is perfect for me. Very easy to make and turns out perfect every time. I added a little more salt to enhance the flavor. But other than that, it's perfect. I've made multiple batches and sliced and froze it and it thaws out perfectly. Our family goes through a lot of bread and it's great to have a wheat bread recipe that I can count on to come out perfect every time. Thanks!"

sherenhue User ID: 7387257 8024
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"Family loves this recipe"

deannasnz User ID: 6542477 4352
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"I've made this a few times and always find the dough sticky and the bread dry. I won't bother making it again."

tigerzeschy User ID: 4257444 10577
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

"The dough didn't rise like it was supposed to. Not sure if I did something wrong. It doesn't look like the picture at all. But, it tasted good and worked well as toast. The kids also like it. So I will make it again."

robingrimm User ID: 5438053 4328
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"this is a hearty bread and best for a stew. It is not sandwich bread. I baked mine on parchment paper. Next time I would proof the yeast and then add the flour, then the milk mixture and see if it's any better. My husband loved the bread, but again it would be best w/a stew."

chattik User ID: 1289727 8624
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"This bread has all the flavor of a whole wheat bread but the lightness and rise-ability of a white bread. Slices beautifully and the recipe is perfect unlike 99% of the ones where I can always improve upon."

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