Honey Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

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You'll appreciate the hearty whole wheat goodness in this tender bread from Diane Kahnk of Tecumseh, Nebraska. The recipe calls for a blend of whole wheat and white flours to produce a loaf that tastes just like Grandma used to make.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast (2-1/4 teaspoons)

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 127 calories, 4g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 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 (1-1/2 pounds, 16 slices).
Originally published as Honey Whole Wheat Bread in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p33

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"Easy to make and tasty! I loved that it was lower in sodium than many breads."

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2015

"I make this bread weekly my Mom loves it toasted, so easy to make and taste great"

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"I make this all the time and never have I had it turn out bad. It's always a big hit with my whole family they love it and it never last long. This is my go to bread recipe and has been for years !"

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

"This is the only bread recipe I use now. It doesn't dry out quickly like most homemade breads. I don't have a bread machine, so I mix all of the ingredients with my stand mixer for about 5 minutes, put in warm place to rise til double, punch down, put in loaf pan to rise in warm place 15 minutes more, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes in a loaf pan, remove from pan and brush with melted butter before bread cools completely. Depending on your oven, you might want to check the color of the crust after 20 minutes and tent with foil for the rest of the baking time if it has reached the shade of brown you like."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"This was great bread I made it on light setting next time I will do med,I think it should be cooked a little darker. It was a little heavy but great flavor! My picky 6year old loved it and my husband."

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