Recipe: Honey Whole Wheat Bread For the Bread Machine

This is the best whole wheat bread ever! It is moist, delicious, and slightly sweet. While it calls for a 2lb loaf cycle, it does get much larger than that. It almost fills the pan of my bread machine which can accommodate up to a 3lb loaf. Results at sea level may vary.

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

1 cup hot water
½ cup sour cream or plain yogurt
¼ cup olive oil
1/3 cup honey
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 ½ Tbsp Vital Wheat Gluten
½ Tbsp yeast

Place the ingredients in the bread machine pan per manufacturer’s instructions. The ingredients are listed as how they would be put into my T-Fal bread machine.

For baking in the machine: Set the machine for a 2lb loaf, Light crust, whole wheat bread cycle.

For baking in the oven: Mix the ingredients on the dough cycle. Once done, turn the dough out onto a lightly flour surface and divide into two dough balls. Using a rolling pin, flatten each dough ball into a 9”x10” rectangle. Roll up the dough to form a 9” long log and place in a greased 9×5 loaf pan. Let rise for 45 minutes – 1 hour. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes. The bread will be done when the top is a nice golden brown color and the bottom sounds hollow when thumped.

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