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If you’re looking for a simple homemade bread with wholesome ingredients, this Honey Wheat Bread is it. It uses a combination of whole wheat and white flour, and it’s sweetened with honey.
Thank you to Red Star Yeast for partnering with us for this recipe. As always, all opinions are our own.
It’s been too long since we’ve made a loaf of homemade bread in our house. With summer heat gone and cooler temperatures blowing in, I’m ready to bake. This Honey Wheat Bread is Maddie’s favorite and she gets so excited when she sees me pull out that whole wheat flour!
So what do we love so much about this bread?
We LOVE Red Star Platinum Baking Yeast. We find that this type of yeast makes our baked goods rise better and have a fluffier texture than other yeast. If you are having trouble getting your homemade bread to turn out beautifully, try this yeast! This recipe calls for 2 packages of Red Star Platinum Superior Baking Yeast. Make sure that your yeast is fresh for the best results!
As you’ll see in the video, we use our stand mixer to knead the dough, but if you don’t have a stand mixer, you can use your hands. But the best option? If you have a bread machine, add the ingredients according to the bread machine instructions and set it to “dough” setting. Then take it out and bake it as our recipe states. It’s so easy to mix the dough in the bread maker.
This honey wheat bread dough needs to rise twice: once right after mixing and once after you get the dough divided into bread pans. We cover our bowl or pans with a towel and then place them in a warm place. I like to turn on the oven to the lowest temperature setting for a minute or two to heat it slightly. Then turn off the oven and place the bowl with the bread dough inside. Close the oven door and allow the bread dough to rise. *Just be sure to turn off the oven so the dough doesn’t bake.*
If it is sunny you can place the bowl on the counter or table in a spot of sun.
This recipe is slightly versatile as far as what type of flour you use. We made it with a mixture of whole wheat flour and white bread flour. If you’d like, you can exchange the white flour with whole wheat white flour. Or you can use all wheat flour. The more wheat flour you use, the more of a dense, heavy loaf you’ll get. But with the combination here, you’ll end up with a soft honey wheat bread recipe.
This bread makes excellent toast. There’s nothing like a piece of bread to start your day, especially when you can put some apple butter or cherry preserves on it. Whatever kind of jelly or jam you happen to have in your fridge, pull it out. Or skip the jelly and use honey, peanut butter or even a hazelnut spread.
Having trouble with your bread? Read all about how to get the perfect loaf of bread here.