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Buttermilk & Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Prep Time:150
Cook Time:35
Serves:12
Simple bread recipes were a keystone for the pioneers making their way across the Great Plains, and this Honey Whole Wheat Bread recipe is no exception. Full of whole grains and packed with protein, it not only helps make sandwiches, snacks, or toast taste even better but keeps you fuller longer.

Recipe provided by Kayley Macabe

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups warm water, divided
  • 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 3 cups Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk & Honey Frontier Cakes Flapjack & Waffle Mix
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  1. Place 1/4 cup of the warm water, 1 teaspoon of the honey, and the yeast in a small bowl. Stir to combine and let sit for 5 minutes until the heat becomes bubbly.
  2. While the yeast mixture is activating, stir together the buttermilk honey mix, all-purpose flour, and salt together in the bowl of a stand mixer. Pour in the foamy yeast mixture, remaining 1 1/2 cups water, remaining 3 tablespoons honey, and melted butter. Mix together with a dough hook, on slow speed, until a sticky dough comes together. Continue to knead on medium speed for 5 minutes. Dough should be slightly sticky and not at all dry…add more water if needed.
  3. Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for one hour, or until doubled in size.
  4. Grease a standard-sized loaf pan.
  5. When the dough has doubled in size, turn out onto a lightly oiled surface. Pull into a long log shape and fold each end into the middle. Flip loaf shape over and place seam-side down in the greased loaf pan.
  6. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and let dough rise again for another hour, or until dough has risen about 1 inch over the top of the pan.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. When the dough has risen to the correct height, remove plastic wrap and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes. Brush melted butter over the top of the loaf. Let cool completely.
  9. Remove from pan and slice with a serrated knife. Store in an airtight container.

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