Hearty Honey Wheat Bread

Hearty Honey Wheat Bread

This whole grain bread fills the kitchen with a tempting aroma.

30 min. prep time
24 servings
353 Ratings


1 cup milk
3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
2 (1/4-ounce) packages active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
4 3/4 to 5 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar


Combine milk and butter in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 3-4 minutes or until butter is melted. Cool to warm (105°F to 115°F).

Dissolve yeast in warm water in bowl. Add milk mixture, 2 cups flour, whole wheat flour, honey, eggs, salt and sugar. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place into greased bowl; turn, greased-side up. Cover; let rise in warm place 1-1 1/2 hours or until double in size. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)

Punch down dough; divide in half. Shape each half into loaf. Place loaves into 2 greased 9x5-inch loaf pans. Cover; let rise 45-60 minutes or until double in size.

Heat oven to 350°F. Bake 25-35 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped. Remove from pans immediately. Brush tops of loaves with butter.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 170

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 300mg

Carbohydrates: 31g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #4373©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is literally our "daily bread". It's a wonderful, no fail recipe.
I simply weigh my flour, and it comes out perfectly every time.
My 15 year old son and I made this bread and have been making it for about 6 weeks. We haven't had store bought bread since. Love it.
This is our house wheat bread recipe. Love this. I have had it turn out different each time depending on how much flour is added at the end of the recipe which is why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars. Overall, love it.

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