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Buttermilk Wheat Bread Recipe

The buttermilk gives this bread a wonderfully unique taste and a pretty golden crust.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours YIELD:16 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast


  • 1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order given. Select "white bread" setting. Bake according to bread machine directions. Yield: 1 loaf (2 pounds).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 107 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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ladydc User ID: 5299393 6446
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"I loved the end result, but like others,I changed a few things. EX: I substituted ground oatmeal for the wheat flour and honey for the sugar, but it think the most important ingredient in this recipe is the buttermilk hands down!! The bread was soooo moist and the texture was wonderful!! Thanks so much for this recipe!! Next time I plan to use half wheat flour for half the mixture. Thanks again!! Loved it !!!"

summer888 User ID: 4210811 4543
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

"I used 1.3 cups of wheat flour with 2 cups of bread flour. We liked this loaf pretty well. It came out small and more dense than most of the bread machine loaves we have made, which meant that while it wasn't light and fluffy, it was very filling and held up well during slicing. I'm continuing my search for the perfect weekly bread recipe, but I will be filing this one away."

rellmac User ID: 3519421 5238
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"I make this bread once a week. It's simple and delicious. We use it for sandwiches, toast, french toast and just to nosh on with jam or peanut butter. Excellent must have recipe!"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 7370
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013 Edited Jul. 14, 2014

"This was excellent. I think the buttermilk gave it a bit of a sourdough flavor. The crust stayed nice and soft even the next day. UPDATE: I too am playing with the wheat to white flour ratio. It's so nice to have an easy way to replace store-bought bread. So yummy."

sue_242 User ID: 162815 4720
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2012

"i also reduced the white flour in flavor of wheat. this is one of the best bread machine recipes i've ever used!"

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 7181
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2011

"A delicious, easy to make bread. Everyone loved it!!"

dylan's mama User ID: 4441033 5640
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"I use this recipe all the time and love it. The only change I make is that I use half wheat flour and half white flour to make it more healthy. I also use sunflower oil instead of butter and honey rather than sugar. Delicious!"

cadahl06 User ID: 4524142 199134
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"Excellent flavor. I will add more whole wheat and less white flour next time."

AllenRipper User ID: 1067023 5616
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"Can also be made without a bread machine."

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