Maple Wheat Bread Recipe
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Maple Wheat Bread Recipe

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This tender bread is great with honey or maple butter or used for sandwiches. It also freezes well up to six weeks allowing you to get a head start on your holiday baking.—Sharlene Heatwole, McDowell, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 114 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add egg, oil, syrup, salt, whole wheat flour and 1 cup all-purpose flour. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining all-purpose flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Shape into loaves. Place in three greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 40 minutes. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Brush with melted butter. Yield: 3 loaves (12 slices each).
Originally published as Maple Wheat Bread in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p108

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CWOCN User ID: 4346648 191587
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

"Wonderful flavor! I did have to bake it a little longer than recommended."

snooksk9 User ID: 5828553 178290
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

"This bread is amazing! So soft and flavorful. The crust is wonderful!!! Rises quickly and bakes up beautifully!!! :o)"

redcow User ID: 47124 121810
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"I would have given 6 stars, if that was an option. This is the most tender bread I have ever made!!!!! I mixed the dough in my KitchenAid stand mixer. The dough hook did a fine job. I put hot water in the mixing bowl first and let stand for a minute to warm up the bowl. I dumped out that water, then added the correct amount of water at the right temperature. I made one 8 x 4 sized loaf and five 3 x 51/2 sized loaves. I baked them all at the same time for about 25 minutes. Will certainly make again!!!"

mca2032 User ID: 2973731 129331
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"I've made this 3 times now and my husband insists that I make it again. I made it in small pans, bake and freeze, then take out as needed."

joycegg User ID: 1481138 178274
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012

"Excellent. I made the recipe as is except that I made it with the help of my Professional KitchenAide mixer, it came together real nice and the KitchenAide does a great job of kneading dough. This is definitely one recipe I will make often."

christiweker User ID: 4243107 106069
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"Haven't made this bread, but had a class in culinary school just on breads. Wrap individual baked loaves tightly in foil. When ready to eat, heat oven to 425 and place foil wrapped bread in oven for about 10 mins. The inside will be tender and warm and the outside will be crusty."

landangel40 User ID: 6618943 173521
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"I made it this way and it came out very very good, but I have a bosch whick kneads the dough. Would this recipe work using that? Thank you josi"

plytmkutr User ID: 2703882 211757
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"LOVE anything with maple flavor. Could I make this in the bread machine and would I use the same measurements?Have not yet tried it but it sounds like a 5 star."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3531900 119861
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"I might try it in the bread machine, but only half the recipe, and use the dough setting. It sounds very good."

EAStovall User ID: 6130308 189140
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"You bake it first, then freeze it."

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