This is a terrific recipe for the bread machine. Easy to make, and taste so good!! Has a wonderful crispy crust, and so tasty on the inside! The house smells wonderful! It's terrific right out of the bread machine warm, but it taste just as good when it's cool! Makes wonderful grilled cheese and lunch box sandwiches! I've made this bread on a Monday, and I then store it in a plastic bag. We use it for sandwiches, toast, etc. It stays fresh for days. Of course, it's usually gone in a day or two at our house.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour warm water, honey, butter, whole wheat flour, bread flour, salt, and yeast, respectively, into the pan of a bread machine.

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  • Set the bread machine to Basic, 2 pound loaf, light crust, and select Start. Cool completely before slicing.

Cook's Note:

Add ingredients to your bread machine in the order recommended by the bread machine manufacturer.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 28.8g 9% DV; fat 2.5g 4% DV; cholesterol 5.1mg 2% DV; sodium 209.8mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2015
Ty Mrs. Carrigan, this bread is so yummy! I think it would make a great wheat bread even for those that don't typically eat wheat bread. I have made quite a few, in my bread machine, and this is my favorite so far. All the flavors balance well. It does have a tad sweetness, but it could be used as toast, meal bread, or even most sandwiches. I love how soft it is. I followed the recipe exactly, just using Gold Medal white whole wheat flour milled from a lighter color grain than traditional whole wheat. I also used the regular wheat setting on my machine as opposed to basic setting. On my machine the white and wheat settings are separate. I also don't have to set the lb size, or even the crust color, which is automatic. I couldn't understand why there were two measurements for water, but I just added them together when adding the water. This will be going in my bread machine recipe box. ty Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2019
This bread is okay, but needs some changes (SOME might be because of my environment). First of all, and most importantly, it was WAY TOO SWEET. All I could taste was honey (and I LOVE honey), I have no idea how others are not finding this sweet enough. Both my husband and I agreed that, as written, it was basically a dessert bread. I cut the honey down to 3 tbsp, which I find to be about perfect. Also, it was rising and then falling significantly every time. I'm not a chemist, so I've just been playing with things to try to fix this issue. What's worked best so far is to cut the water down to just over a cup (I wasn't precise), and to cut the yeast down to 1 1/4 tsp. It has been insanely humid here though, so it is possible that is impacting it. Read More
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45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2015
Ty Mrs. Carrigan, this bread is so yummy! I think it would make a great wheat bread even for those that don't typically eat wheat bread. I have made quite a few, in my bread machine, and this is my favorite so far. All the flavors balance well. It does have a tad sweetness, but it could be used as toast, meal bread, or even most sandwiches. I love how soft it is. I followed the recipe exactly, just using Gold Medal white whole wheat flour milled from a lighter color grain than traditional whole wheat. I also used the regular wheat setting on my machine as opposed to basic setting. On my machine the white and wheat settings are separate. I also don't have to set the lb size, or even the crust color, which is automatic. I couldn't understand why there were two measurements for water, but I just added them together when adding the water. This will be going in my bread machine recipe box. ty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2016
I have made this recipe countless times, and because I pack a LOT of school lunches, I've tweaked it so it is even easier for our busy family to have fresh, preservative free, fiber full bread! The kids love it even more than the potato fiber bread I sometimes buy. I pre-measure and mix 1 1/2 batches of dry ingredients (except yeast) and store in labeled 1/2 gal. mason jar. Make 3-4 of these batches at a time and making fresh sandwich bread becomes even easier! I also found I can use olive oil (equal substitute) instead of butter (faster and healthier fat), and I use 1 T. of vital wheat gluten in place of 1 T. of wheat flour for each cup of wheat flour, which gives a great rise! And for my larger batch (1 1/2 of this posted recipe), I don't increase the honey and it is still enough sweet. Tip: Use a small marked measuring glass (like a tall shot glass), to measure & pour in the olive oil, THEN measure out the honey and it will release SO easily! 1. Pour warm water, olive oil, honey, white wheat flour (my substitution again), bread flour, salt, and yeast, respectively, into the pan of a bread machine. Run JUST the Dough cycle (1 1/2 hours). 2. Lightly spray LONG (Wilton) sandwich loaf bread pan with non-stick spray. Shape bread dough to fit pan, lightly cover with a towel and let raise in a warm place, 1 - 1 1/2 hr. 3. Bake at 350°F for 26-28 min. Turn bread out onto cooling grid to cool completely before slicing (I use a Hamilton Beach electric meat carving knife.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2015
Fantastic! I've never made wheat bread before so this was my first and I will be making this bread again and again! A definite keeper YUM YUM YUM!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2016
My favorite wheat bread. And better than any I could buy in the grocery store. Not too sweet and I like the texture. I made it just as the recipe states. My bread machine has a wheat bread setting so I used that. I was suspicious with the small amount of yeast for a 2lb loaf but it turned out great. Making another loaf now for my college son to take back with him. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2019
This bread is okay, but needs some changes (SOME might be because of my environment). First of all, and most importantly, it was WAY TOO SWEET. All I could taste was honey (and I LOVE honey), I have no idea how others are not finding this sweet enough. Both my husband and I agreed that, as written, it was basically a dessert bread. I cut the honey down to 3 tbsp, which I find to be about perfect. Also, it was rising and then falling significantly every time. I'm not a chemist, so I've just been playing with things to try to fix this issue. What's worked best so far is to cut the water down to just over a cup (I wasn't precise), and to cut the yeast down to 1 1/4 tsp. It has been insanely humid here though, so it is possible that is impacting it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2016
Delicious! I used freshly ground coarse whole wheat flour and used the bread machine for mixing the dough put it in a loaf pan let it rise till I was happy with its size and baked it at 325 for 25 mins (my oven runs a little hot fyi) perfect amount of density sweetness and fluff l. I think I will add cinnamon and raisins next time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2018
I made this for my children's school lunches. It was delicious and sliced well. I started mine on the dough cycle then moved it into a bread pan for the second rise (40 min) and baked in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes. I hate the shape in comes out in the bread machine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2016
Awesome recipe!! I have been trying to make a good bread for quite a while now. This recipe helped me get that. my kids loved it. Will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2017
Loved it but just as a personal preference I think it could use a little more honey Read More
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