Vermont Honey-Wheat Bread Recipe

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Vermont Honey-Wheat Bread Recipe
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Vermont Honey-Wheat Bread Recipe

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You don't have to be a health nut to enjoy this hearty loaf. Made with whole wheat flour, oats and wheat germ, this bread gets its pleasant sweetness from the honey and maple syrup. Roderick Crandall of Hartland, Vermont shared the recipe.
MAKES:
32 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:
32 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup warm buttermilk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats

Directions

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, buttermilk and butter; add yeast mixture. Add the whole wheat flour, syrup, honey, wheat germ, eggs and salt; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high for 3 minutes. Stir in enough all-purpose flour to form a firm dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch the dough down. Shape into two loaves; place each in a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Beat egg white and water; brush over loaves. Sprinkle with oats. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Vermont Honey-Wheat Bread in Taste of Home February/March 2007, p46

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 133 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup warm buttermilk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, buttermilk and butter; add yeast mixture. Add the whole wheat flour, syrup, honey, wheat germ, eggs and salt; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high for 3 minutes. Stir in enough all-purpose flour to form a firm dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch the dough down. Shape into two loaves; place each in a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  4. Beat egg white and water; brush over loaves. Sprinkle with oats. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Vermont Honey-Wheat Bread in Taste of Home February/March 2007, p46

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billynn793 User ID: 187259 74118
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"I made this recipe this morning and I baked it this afternoon..it was the easiest and best tasting bread..I didn't do the topping and it's still the best.thanks for sharing..."

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butterfly7jm User ID: 3356525 93306
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2009

"P.S. That *should* read "yummy-licious"!"

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butterfly7jm User ID: 3356525 161424
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2009

"This bread is super-duper yummy-licous! It's hearty with a nice sweet flavor. If you're new to wheat bread, this is a great one to start with."

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