May 4, 2015

Homemade Honey Wheat Bread

For awhile now, I've been wanting to make homemade bread. Since you can control what goes into it, it can be made much healthier than store-bought bread. You also save money making bread yourself, unless maybe you buy the cheapest, white, store brand kind.

My parents recently handed down their bread machine to me. Or is it a breadmaker? I keep hearing both names or it. Either way, it's the perfect time for me to start making that homemade bread I keep talking about. For added savings, A got me a jar of yeast so we don't have to spend more on (and remember to get) the small packets all the time.

Honey wheat bread is great as a thick sandwich bread or for eating with a meal. This recipe isn't great if you like thinner sandwich bread or for toasting. A recipe for that is in the works for a future post.

If you don't have a bread machine, you can make this bread by using the traditional "let it rise/knead/bake in oven" method.

Buttermilk wheat bread is another yummy homemade bread to try.

Bread Machine Honey Wheat Bread

For a 2 lb. loaf
1 1/3 cups warm water (not hot)
1/3 cup olive oil (not vegetable or cannola)
1/3 cup honey
2 tsp. salt
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour or ivory wheat flour (my favorite)
3 tbsp sugar
3 tsp or one packet quick-rise yeast

Combine water, oil, honey, and salt in the bread machine pan
Add flour on top of the liquid ingredients
Pour sugar into a corner of the bread machine pan
Make a well in the center of the flour, being careful not to let the wet ingredients break through
Pour yeast into the well
Set breadmaker for a wheat loaf and a light crust

The bread tastes great on its own, or with a dab of butter.

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  1. That sounds amazing. I bet it is so good when it's warm with some melted butter on it ;)

  2. I have always wanted to make bread at home, we all love bread in my household. I'm sure it tastes fantastic!

  3. I miss my bread machine so much! This looks so delicious and doesn't include any of the items my son is sensitive to. May have to try making this the old fashioned way!

  4. Oh boy does that ever sound delicious! I haven't made homemade bread in a long time. It's about time!

  5. This looks so simple yet good! I used to put rosemary in a basic bread machine mix and it turned out delicious.

  6. My husband and I use to make our own bread all the time and we loved it. Your recipe looks perfect.

  7. That looks darn good and I would love some right now!

  8. I love homemade bread and this one looks great! I am going to have to try this!

  9. I love fresh baked bread and we are a wheat bread family. This recipe looks delicious! I will have to try it.

  10. I love making banana bread. I haven't made honey wheat bread. But I think I have a bread machine so I should try it.

  11. That is a great recipe. I have never made bread before. This would be a good start.

  12. I have I have never baked bread at home. Your recipe looks so simple to follow.. thanks for sharing.

  13. We love home baked bread. We used to have a bread machine but it is very limiting as to what you can bake, so now we bake in the oven :-)

  14. Elizabeth O.5/05/2015 8:48 AM

    That looks delicious! Nothing beats a freshly baked bread for breakfast.. or snack. I'll give this a try.

  15. We have a few fans of wheat bread in our family so I might give this a try. Thank you for sharing!

  16. I have yet to attempt to make bread but this looks fantastic

  17. Yes, I've made honey wheat bread before -it IS yummy! Another of my favorites is oatmeal molasses bread!

  18. Fresh made bread brings about fond memories of my childhood with my grandmother. While I have a bread maker, I have not made bread in years. Wonder if that thing still works.

  19. This looks so delish! I definitely want to try my hand to make homemade bread one day. Thanks for sharing your recipe and photos with us!

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  21. I have never thought that Wheat can make such beautiful bread, I would like to try it out, but I think I have to print the page to do step by step, thanks


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