Isn’t fresh baked bread one of the most amazing smells?  I remember walking into my mother-in-law’s house regularly and smelling this bread, just out of the oven.  Friends, it was delightful.  And so I’m sharing her recipe with you:

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Servings 3 loaves


  • 5-1/2 C Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 T Yeast
  • 1-3/4 C Warm Water
  • 3/4 C Liquid Honey
  • 1/4 C Butter
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs


  1. Combine 2 cups of flour and the yeast. Set aside.

  2. Heat water, honey, butter and salt in a medium saucepan until lukewarm. Add to the flour and yeast mixture.

  3. Add eggs, one at a time; beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping the bowl as you go. Beat on high for 3 minutes.

  4. Add remaining flour as needed; knead for 6-8 minutes. Let rise until doubled. Punch down and divide into 4 and let rest. Shape into loaves and place in well-greased loaf pans. Let rise until doubled.

  5. Bake at 475 degrees F for about 45 minutes. Cover loosely with foil for the last 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

This will make 4 smaller loaves; if you prefer, you can divide the dough and form into three loaves for larger loaves -- baking time will be the same.  Enjoy everyone!