Honey Wheat Bread Recipe

This honey wheat bread recipe is a big hit with my friends. I'm hoping a few of them will chime in on the comments section and let you know how much they love it! Even though my boys prefer the white bread recipe shared here, I love this recipe! It's very easy to make with a KitchenAid Mixer. You can do this all by hand without the mixer if you prefer. 
3 cups of very warm water, not hot or you will kill your yeast
4.5 tsp of yeast
1/3 cup of honey
5 cups of all-purpose flour (I use King Arthur)
Stir all these together and let sit in the KitchenAid mixer bowl for 30 minutes
After 30 minutes add:
1/3 cup of honey
3 tbsp. of melted butter
3-4 cups of whole wheat flour (also King Arthur brand)
Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes

Place 3 cups of very warm water in KitchenAid Mixer bowl and add the 4.5 tsp of yeast
Place 1/3 cup of honey and 5 cups of all-purpose flour in bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed
Place kneading hook on mixer and attach bowl of mixed ingredients to KitchenAid Mixer
Let ingredients sit for 30 minutes. It will look like this after the 30 minutes
Put another 1/3 cup of honey, 3 tbsp. of melted butter and 3-4 cups of whole wheat flour. I add 3 cups of whole wheat flour and knead. The 4th cup of wheat flour I add as needed until my dough starts to form a solid ball.
A video of the kneading process. I knead on low speed and it takes approximately 5-10 minutes to pick up all the flour.
Dough is still too sticky in this photo. Slowly add in that 4th cup of whole wheat flour until it picks up all the flour and forms a good ball that isn't sticky. You may need the whole 4th cup or just half.
 This is what is should look like before removing it from bowl to let it rise.

Grease a bowl with butter for the first rise.

  Grease 3 bread pans with butter.

How to place the dough in the bowl to make sure it's covered all over with butter

Let bread dough rise approximately one hour. It should look like this when it's done.
Once dough has risen to twice it's size, punch it down, and shape it into a square on a flour covered surface.
Cut into approximately three equal sized sections. How I cut and shape my loaves.
Place the 3 shaped loaves into greased bread pans and let rise until double in size. Once they are double in size, place in a preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.
3 beautiful loaves of honey wheat bread!
You should wait until bread is completely cool to cut...but I don't. I can't help myself.
One slice of heaven covered with butter and strawberry freezer jam. The strawberries were grown on our farm last year, harvested, and made into freezer jam to last us through the winter.
I hope this is an easy tutorial for you to follow. If you have any questions, please comment below.








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