Friday, April 22, 2011

Yummy Whole Wheat Bread

I am a sucker for fresh baked bread. There is nothing better than warm soft fresh out of the oven bread. I love white and wheat bread. I love that when I make bread the smell of fresh baked bread fill my whole house. I just love it! This bread is soft and tender, but still has a good hearty wheat taste to it. Add a little cinnamon honey butter and I'm in heaven!

Whole Wheat Bread

1 package (2 1/4 tsp) yeast
3 cups lukewarm water
1 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup honey
6 tbs nonfat dry milk
6 tbs butter
5 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tbs salt
2 cups white all purpose flour

Soften yeast in 3 cups lukewarm water in a large mixing bowl of stand mixer with dough hook attachment. Add remaining ingredients and beat until dough forms a ball and leaves sides of bowl.  Continue with dough hook kneading for about 5-10 minutes. Remove beater, cover bowl, and let dough rise for 1 hour in a warm place away from drafts. Punch down and shape into 2 loaves. Place in 2 well greased 5 x 9 - inch loaf pans. Cover and let rise until almost doubled in size about 45 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a deep golden brown. Turn loaves out onto a wire rack and cool. Brush tops with melted butter.

Recipe Source: Adapted slightly from the Lion House Bakery cookbook.

Cinnamon Honey Butter

1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Beat butter, honey, and cinnamon together with hand mixer until creamy. Serve at room temperature.


  1. That look so delicious! You did a fantastic job!

  2. This bread sounds fantastic, I'm trying to gain my courage to try bread again (after a miserable fail). This has moved to the top of the list! The addition of honey butter doesnt hurt too. =)

  3. That is some beautiful bread! I'm a terrible baker so I'm incredibly envious of your skills :) Thanks for including the cinnamon butter recipe. Now THAT, i can make! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I'd like the crust, sliced thick with butter and honey, please!


  5. This bread looks amazing! Can't wait to try it and the butter! Thanks!

  6. Your bread looks fantastic, I'm a sucker of a warm loaf of homemade bread. And I cannot wait to try your cinnamon butter too.

  7. MMMMM @ that butter!! Great idea!
    The loaf looks fantabulous!

  8. Bread looks wonderful! And really, who can resist honey butter. I just made some yesterday. My favorite! Great post.

  9. Beautiful loaves....and the thought of cinnamon honey butter...heaven!