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Maple Wheat Bread

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
    3 loaves (12 slices each)


  • 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


  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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    Mar 2, 2013

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

  • snooksk9
    Feb 4, 2013

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

  • redcow
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

  • stoltzmj
    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
    Dec 1, 2012

    You bake it first, then freeze it.