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Vermont Honey-Wheat Bread

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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 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 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.

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  • billynn793
    Nov 20, 2011

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

  • butterfly7jm
    Sep 16, 2009

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

  • butterfly7jm
    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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