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Whole wheat bread made from scratch
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Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Honey Whole Wheat Bread is cozy, comforting, delicious homemade bread. This bread is made from scratch, and has great flavor and texture. You will love how easy to make this whole wheat bread is. So get baking!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade bread, honey whole wheat, whole wheat bread
Servings: 3 loaves
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 2 3/4 cup warm water 90-100°
  • 1 tablespoons SAF yeast
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 tablespoons Vital Wheat Gluten optional
  • 1 tablespoons Dough Enhancer optional
  • 5 1/2-6 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour I prefer Bob's Red Mill (divided)
  • 1 tablespoons salt


  • In stand mixer add water, yeast, oil, honey, applesauce, gluten*, dough enhancer* and 2 cups of wheat flour.
  • Using a dough hook, mix until incorporated.
  • Turn to lowest speed and add salt and remaining flour, 1/2 cup of flour at a time until the dough scrapes away from the edges. The total amount of flour may vary based on where you are, humidity etc.
  • Once the bowl edges are clean, continue to knead on low speed for six minutes. If you skip the gluten and the dough enhancer, knead for even longer. You want to knead until you can touch the dough, and your finger pulls away clean.
  • Remove and shape into two loaves. Place loaves into greased loaf pans.
  • Let rise until doubled, about 30 to 45 minutes, and bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until an internal temperature reaches 200°


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg