This is my Favorite Honey Wheat Homemade Bread Recipe that is perfect for a homemade dinner, sandwiches, or making your own toast in the mornings! If you are looking for Easy Recipes to try then make sure you give this one a try, it only has a few ingredients!
The other day I went to order bread from the grocery store and it wasn’t available so I decided it was time to pull out my favorite recipe and make homemade bread again! I grew up in a house where my mom made homemade bread on a regular basis. The truth is life has been so busy lately that I really haven’t stopped to take the time to do simple things like this much lately and it was SO NICE to be able to make this one again!
I had several of you guys ask me to post the recipe on Instagram so I thought I would pass along the recipe along with a few tips for foolproof bread!
How to Make Homemade Bread
One of the things that I love about this recipe is that it only involves a few ingredients and I can do everything in my KitchenAid mixer which makes it really quick and easy to make. Honestly the hardest part of making homemade bread is being patient to let it rise. But since being home isn’t an issue right now I have all the time in the world, I can assemble everything together in about 5 minutes, let it knead for 10 minutes and then all that is left to do is let it rise! It’s really much easier than most people think!
Tips for making Perfect Homemade Bread!
1.) Make sure you proof your yeast! Yeast can go bad really fast so check the expiration date on your yeast before you start! Also, make sure you start by combining your yeast and warm water and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes. If your yeast doesn’t puff up and look fluffy on top then you need to start over. Good yeast will proof quickly and if your yeast is bad or old it won’t get foamy on top which means your bread won’t rise. I’ve learned the hard way to just start over at this point if my yeast doesn’t proof before I waste a lot of ingredients.
2.) Don’t get your water too hot! If you have a candy thermometer this works great for getting your water the perfect tempurature. For most yeast you want warm water about 110 degrees. I like to use a candy thermometer to check the temperature before adding my yeast. If your water is too hot you will kill the yeast and your bread won’t rise.
3.) Another tip for getting your bread to rise is to place the bowl or pans in a warm place. I like to turn my oven on to 200 degrees for about 10 minutes. Then turn it off and open the door. When you are ready to let your dough rise, place the bowl in the oven without turning it on, the warm environment is perfect for helping your dough to rise.
4.) When you are ready to cook your bread pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees, then when you place your bread in the oven turn the oven down to 375 degrees. This will help create a nice crusty layer on the outside of your bread!
Honey Wheat Homemade Bread Recipe
- 1 Cup Warm Water (110° - 120°)
- 1 Package Yeast (2 1/4 tsp.)
- 1 Cup Warm Milk (110°)
- 1/3 Cup Honey
- 2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
- 2 3/4 Cup Bread Flour
- 1 Tbsp. Salt
- 2 3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- Combine Water and Yeast in a small bowl or measuring cup and set aside for about 5 minutes until the top is foamy.
- In a KitchenAid Mixer Bowl combine Milk, Honey, and Oil
- Slowly add in yeast mixture and mix well
- Add in Bread Flour and Salt and mix well
- Add in Whole Wheat Flour and mix well
- Switch to your Bread Hook and knead for 10 minutes on a medium speed.
- Place Bread into a greased bowl and cover. Let rise 90 minutes until doubled in size.
- Turn dough out onto a floured surface and divide into 2 pieces. Fold in all edges of the dough like an Envelop and place each piece into a greased bread pan.
- Cover bread pans and let rise another 45 minutes
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
- Place Bread Pans in the oven and turn the oven down to 375 degrees.
- Bake 30 minutes on 375 degrees. Let cool in the Bread Pans before turning out onto a cooling rack.