Healthy and Fast Honey Whole Wheat Bread Recipe
Make your own whole wheat bread with this healthy bread recipe! It is the best way to enjoy fresh, healthy wheat bread that is cheaper and better than store-bought wheat bread.
Nothing’s better than fresh, warm, healthy wheat bread that comes right out of your oven.
Not only is it guaranteed to be tasty but it’s super nutritious, too!
By making your own whole wheat bread, you can be sure there are no preservatives, additives, and chemicals in your bread. It’s all natural goodness that your body deserves.
So stick around and I’ll teach you how to make delicious and healthy wheat bread. Check out these honey whole wheat bread machine recipes that you can make either for 5 loaves or 1 loaf of homemade whole wheat bread!
Wheat Bread Quick Facts
Let’s talk a little bit about history…
Did you know that 70 different kinds of bread were consumed in the first millennia B.C?
This was even before the time of Jesus, and back in the Old Testament, several Bible verses mentioned bread a number of times.
Bread has definitely been a part of the human diet for thousands of years!
And today, we have various kinds and varieties of bread to enjoy. Raisin cinnamon bread, banana, sourdough, artisan, rye, the list goes on!
Today, we will focus on this honey whole wheat bread machine recipe that I’ve been making for years. I’ve even taught this bread making class in churches around the country for the last decade. It's definitely a favorite!
Now, it’s your turn to bring the aroma of fresh baked bread from this whole wheat bread recipe into your kitchen. I guarantee this will be an instant favorite!
I have 2 whole wheat bread machine recipes for you today, and while they’re both whole wheat with honey, the first one is for 5 loaves and the second is for one loaf. We’ll be using a bread machine for both.
Wait - 5 loaves?
Yes! It may sound a lot but if your family doesn’t use it up, you can certainly share it. Ask the Lord, “who do you want me to share this bread with?”
Share the bread the same way Jesus shared bread with his apostles and friends.
That’s the beauty of bread in scripture and how you can live the true meaning of the breaking of bread in the Bible!
Converting recipes from refined white flour to whole grain flour is often a matter of trial and error.
Many factors, such as the type of recipe, climate, and choice of texture when grinding, all play a part in your final results. Keep notes on how much flour you used and whether more or less is needed next time.
It may take a few attempts before you find just the right amount to suit your taste.
Choose flour texture (fine, medium or coarse) carefully.
It affects the amount of flour needed and the final texture. Fine flour is good for cookies and pastries but is not recommended for yeast bread.
Instead, choose a medium texture for bread flour. Coarse flour or meal is best for hot cereals or in small amounts to add crunch baked goods.
Whole Wheat Honey Bread Recipe (5 loaves)
Preparation: Mill 13 cups of grain: 19-21 cups of flour. Set aside.
To sponge means to let sit covered. As the yeast begins to consume the sugars the dough will rise and bubbles will appear. This can be considered the first rise.
Whole Wheat Honey Bread Recipe (5 loaves)
- 6 cups warm water
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1 1/3 cup honey
- 4 eggs
- 4 tablespoons yeast
- 2 tablespoons dough enhancer optimal
- 4 tablespoons lecithin optimal
- Mix the above ingredients plus 10 cups of the milled flour in the Bosch mixer until mixed. Then let sponge for 15 minutes.
- Add the following:1 1/2 tablespoons gluten - optional2 tablespoons salt10-11 cups of flour
- Mix in flour until the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the machine.
- Clean sides while mixing means there is enough flour. Let the machine knead the dough for 5-7 minutes.
- Remove the dough and shape into the loaf pans. Let rise for 30 minutes covered in a draft-free place or until doubled in size.
- Bake for 27 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Ovens will vary with temperatures and times for baking. A dark golden color is perfect. To test the bread for doneness take the loaf out of the oven and remove from the pan. Thump the bottom. If you hear a hollow sound it is perfect.
Whole Wheat Honey Bread One Loaf Bread Machine Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups hot water
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup honey less is ok
- 5 cups whole wheat flour hard red or hard white
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons lecithin optional
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed optional
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon yeast
- Place ingredients in your bread machine in the order given.
- Make sure paddles are in place first. Bake on the desired setting. My family's favorite bread recipe can be used for buns and rolls. Makes 20 rolls.
Bread Machine Baking Directions:
- Set the bread machine on the dough cycle.
- Then when the cycle is finished, take the dough out of the bread machine and shape it into a prepared loaf pan. If the dough is a little sticky knead a small amount of flour into it as you shape it.
- Place in a greased loaf pan. Let rise for approx. 40 minutes or until doubled in size.
- Bake at 350' for 27 minutes. Makes 2- one pound loaves or 1- two pound loaf
Bosch or Hand Mixing Directions:
- Combine half the flour with the ingredients in the mixer and mix or stir for 2 minutes. Let sit for 15 minutes.
- Then add the remaining flour. After the remaining flour has been added keep the mixer kneading the dough for 7 minutes. The dough should pull away from the sides of the bowl. If it does not pull away add more flour in small amounts till it does.
- After the kneading shape dough into the form you are baking and let rise for 30 minutes. After the dough has risen to double its size bake for 27 minutes.
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Hi, I’m Annette Reeder-
I’m a christian nutritionist. I love Jesus and want to see His people come to walk in the complete abundant life He provides, mind, body, spirit. I love to make healthy food as yummy as possible and then share it with you! I am on mission to keep you on mission.
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