This is bread just like your mom or your grandma used to make. There’s nothing better than a warm slice of this bread straight from the oven.
This isn’t fancy bread. It doesn’t require any specialty ingredients. This is perfect homemade bread for toasting or sandwiches or snacking with peanut butter or jam.
If you’re anything like I was a few years ago, bread making doesn’t come naturally. So, when I decide to bake bread, I like to get a whole lot of bread for the effort. I triple this recipe and make three good-sized loaves with a minimum of fuss, easily enough for my family all week long.
I tried numerous bread recipes in my quest to find a really great homemade bread. From very complicated and lengthy recipes to the extremely simple, this was the first recipe where I finally found success almost ten years ago now!
I made this bread several times a month for my first year of breadmaking and I’m confident to tell you that the bread is wonderful. (There are many other bread recipes on this website now, but this one is the most nostalgic for me.
Thank you to my brother Karl for sharing this recipe. I owe you! Sliced warm and slathered with honey butter, there is nothing better.
Honey Whole Wheat Bread
- 1.25 cups warm water 105-110 degrees,
- 1.5 tsp yeast
- 1.5 tsp kosher salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour I used hard white wheat, divided
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1.5 tbsp melted butter
- 1.5 tbsp milk
- With the whisk attachment, combine the warm water, yeast, salt, and 1 cup flour in Kitchenaid mixer. This can also be mixed by hand with a sturdy whisk. Remove the whisk and let stand 45 minutes.
- Add the remaining 2 cups flour, honey, butter, and milk. Knead with dough hook on the Kitchenaid (or mix by hand with a sturdy wooden spoon or dough whisk) for 5 minutes. Transfer to a very well-greased bread pan to rise for 1-2 hours. Cover with a tea towel while rising.
- After at least an hour, preheat the stove to 350 degrees. Bake for approximately 25 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Using hot pads, remove from pans while hot. Place on wire rack and then brush top and sides with melted butter while hot to keep the crust soft. Enjoy!