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Easy Homemade Honey Whole wheat Bread

Honey Whole Wheat Bread – A simple great-tasting and easy to make whole wheat bread. Made with 100% whole wheat flour and honey. The slices are moist, tender, slightly chewy with a beautiful crust and great taste.

A simple great-tasting and easy to make whole wheat bread.

Honey wheat Bread

Who doesn’t like a healthy and yet filling Bread? This recipe calls for 100% whole wheat with no white flour added to it. This easy honey whole wheat bread has an awesome density and this makes it hold up well for Sandwiches. It is perfect also for Toasts or and you can also slather some butter over it while it’s still warm.

Made with 100% whole wheat flour and honey!

A lot of people actually feel it’s hard to make a moist 100% whole wheat bread without having to mix it up with some white flour. It’s actually very easy to put together but the problem is that  Whole wheat flour is pathetically hard, and if the dough is not properly made, it will result to a bread that is extremely dense and hard as a rock.

The slices are moist, tender, slightly chewy with a beautiful crust and great taste.

Here is the secret to making a great whole wheat Bread. Make sure the whole wheat flour stay hydrated. You can achieve this by mixing all the ingredients together, leave it for a while so that the wheat flour can absorb all the liquid and in the process, the flour gets a bit more softened. The resulting dough will be quite wet but workable. Don’t be tempted to add too much flour at this point,  you want the dough to be still sticky, but manageable. Adding too much flour will make the dough too dense.

Another secret is the addition of lemon or vinegar which makes the links in the gluten stronger (i.e it improves gluten development) and it also flavor! These are the important things you need to put in place in order to achieve a moist made whole wheat Bread.

Watch how to make this Easy Homemade Wheat Bread below:

Notes:

  • You can replace the lemon juice with vinegar if you choose to.
  • Be sure to aerate your flour before measuring
  • You can leave the whole wheat bread on the countertop for 2 to 3 days.
  • For variation, you can add some oatmeal on the surface of the bread before baking it.
  • This recipe calls for 6 cups of whole wheat flour and a half cup for kneading. Note that, you don’t need to use all the half cup for kneading. The lesser you use the better.

Ingredients for making Honey wheat bread

  • Whole wheat flour – I like this one
  • Honey – sweetens the bread. you can substitute with agave or maple syrup.
  • Milk – Adds moisture to the bread. Any type of milk will work for this. (soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk)
  • Water – Softens the wheat flour and adds moisture to the bread
  • Salt – Balances the flavor, making it more rounded
  • Yeast – Rising agent for the cake. I love using this instant dry yeast.
  • Olive oil – Helps make the bread flavorful and moist
  • Lemon Juice – Helps the yeast work better.

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This wheat Bread recipe uses little and easy to find ingredients and it tastes homemade. I think it’s time to reduce our dependency on the store chemical-laden and make our very own bread!

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Made with 100% whole wheat flour and honey!

Easy Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Honey Whole Wheat Bread - A simple great-tasting and easy to make whole wheat bread. Made with 100% whole wheat flour and honey. The slices are moist, tender, slightly chewy with a beautiful crust and great taste.
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: bread, homemade, wheat bread, whole wheat bread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 2 Loaves
Calories: 1671kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour Reserved
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • cups Water
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsps Yeast
  • 6 Tbsps Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsps Lemon juice

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl except the reserved half Cup of wheat flour. Mix until a wet dough is formed. 
  • Cover up the dough with a plastic wrap and leave for about 10 to15 minutes, this will allow the wheat grains to soften and you will be able to knead easily.
  • Turn the dough over to your work surface and knead for about 5 to 10 minutes or till it becomes smooth. Use the reserved half cup of flour to dust the work surface of the work table during the kneading process to prevent the dough from sticking.
  • Gather the dough into a smooth ball and grease a large bowl with a neutral Oil then well to prevent it from drying out. Then leave it to rise for about an hour or till it's doubled in size.
  • Punch down the dough to remove the excess air trapped air and return it to your work surface and shape the bread into two loaves
  • Brush your loaf pan with Oil and dust it with some wheat flour then place the loaves inside the prepared pan and leave it to rise again for about 30 minutes or till it's doubled in size.
  • Put the loaves inside your preheated oven (350°F) and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the middle of the Bread comes out clean.

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Nutrition

Calories: 1671kcal | Carbohydrates: 357g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 2747mg | Potassium: 1578mg | Fiber: 43g | Sugar: 74g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 225mg | Iron: 14.5mg

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Recipe Rating




Peter

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

I love this recipe and I also love Lola's tips. I've made whole what bread before but it was always pretty hard. The bread from this recipe came out soft and delicious. Lola's tip of "you want the dough to be still sticky, but manageable" really changed the way I approach bread making. Thank you for being such a great teacher.

Glen Johnson

Friday 27th of November 2020

Made the wheat bread. Fantastic!

Lola Osinkolu

Thursday 17th of December 2020

Sounds like you did it justice, I’m so glad the recipe worked out well for you!

Priyanka Siddharth

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Hello Lola. Am new to baking. This will be my first bread and I loved your recipe and the demonstration. Looks v doable. But I would want to make only 1 loaf since it’s my first time. So, what would my measurements be then? Should I take half of every ingredient u mentioned?

Lola Osinkolu

Sunday 29th of November 2020

Yes, Priyanka, just half all the ingredients.

Elizabeth Adeosun

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

You are blessed Lola. My family now eat strictly homemade bread, finally i got a recipe that works. Great Job.

Lola Osinkolu

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

All the validation I need!👌😃

Gloria

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

Hi Lola, Is this wheat flour as the one sold in the superstores for swallow? Howdoyounow get fibre in it?

Lola Osinkolu

Friday 7th of August 2020

Yes. Fiber is naturally occurring in wheat flour.

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