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a stack of fresh sliced honey wheat sandwich bread
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Honey Wheat Sandwich Bread

Honey wheat sandwich bread creates the perfect vehicle for sandwiches, butter and almost any jam or spread you can imagine. This recipe yields a fluffy, moist loaf that slices so well. Plus it is much tastier and less expensive than its mass-produced grocery store counterparts. 
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 130kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 whole wheat flour
  • 2-3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tbsp salt


  • Combine the water, yeast, and honey. Stir to combine and allow to sit until it becomes foamy. It may take up to ten minutes because of the honey.
  • Stir in the olive oil and salt.
  • Stir in the 1 1/2 cups of wheat flour. Once that’s mixed in add the all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until you can no longer stir it with a spoon.
  • Turn the ball of dough out onto a floured surface and knead in the rest of the all purpose flour.
  • Keep adding flour until you have a soft, elastic but not sticky ball. Knead for about 3 minutes.
  • Loosely cover the ball of dough and let rise until it’s doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  • Shape the dough into the log about the length of your loaf pan.
  • Coat the bread pan with non-stick spray or oil and place the dough inside.
  • Allow the dough to rise again until doubled inside, about 45 minutes.
  • Cut a long slit in the top of the dough to allow for expansion during cooking ( a serrated blade makes the smoothest cut).
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bake the bread for 30 minutes, or until a deep golden brown on top.
  • Remove the bread from the pan, transfer to a wire rack, and allow to cool before slicing*.


*To make slicing easier, and to create prettier, more uniform slices, turn the bread loaf upside down before cutting.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg