Vermont Honey-Wheat Bread
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling
Makes2 loaves (16 slices each)
- 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°)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1/3 cup toasted wheat germ
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 3 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the oats, buttermilk, syrup, honey, eggs, butter, wheat germ, salt and whole wheat flour. Beat on medium speed 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 9x5-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. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts1 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.
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...
Sep 16, 2009
P.S. That *should* read "yummy-licious"!
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.