Honey Whole-Wheat Sandwich Bread (for bread machine)

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This is an easy-to-follow honey whole-wheat sandwich bread recipe that you can make in your bread machine (or skip the machine and make it by hand). You'll never have to buy from the bakery again!
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honey whole wheat sandwich bread made in a bread machine

It is no secret that I’ve been working to perfect a honey whole wheat sandwich bread recipe for months now. I was not only looking for a recipe that was reliable and tasted good of course, but that also didn’t contain any “unusual” ingredients like dried milk powder or wheat gluten.

We absolutely LOVE the honey whole-wheat loaf from Great Harvest, and if they can make it with only five simple ingredients (freshly ground whole-wheat flour, water, honey, salt & yeast) then I should be able to do it too!

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Wow! Your recipe has it all! First, of course, it’s delicious. Density is perfect, and my favorite part is that it is so low in salt.
– Patricia Colenari

So after months of experimenting, I am thrilled to finally have a homemade bread recipe to share. And while this recipe comes out just right 9 times out of 10, I’ve learned that things can’t always be “perfect” when it comes to baking bread machine recipes.

If you aren’t weighing your ingredients and instead just measuring them out like me, or if you live in a place where the humidity might change from time to time…well then, expect some occasional surprises with the outcome of your bread.

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I have learned one valuable trick though (from a blog reader!), and that is to check on the bread once or twice during the kneading process to make sure the dough looks “right.” I’ve caught mine looking too wet and sticky a couple of times, so I’ve added a few sprinkles of flour to get things back on track before the baking started. That’s exactly why the picture loaf looks a little “floury.”

I also want to share that this particular recipe makes a loaf that is on the larger side, which I like because then I don’t have to replenish our bread supply every two days. This loaf also comes out with a lighter crust due to its big size, and that is a plus in my book as well.

If you have any good bread-making tips or recipes that you’d like to share please do so in the comments below!

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    1. Make sure you’re using a long serrated knife and bread that has cooled cuts best. Also, don’t put too much pressure on it when cutting, do it lightly. – Nicole

  1. My bread machine times the cooking by loaf weight. 1 pound, 1.5 pounds, or 2 pounds. Can you tell me what this recipe would fall under?