Honey Whole Wheat Bread
1 c water
1 c milk
1 packet active dry yeast
2 tablespoons honey
2½ cups whole wheat flour
2 c bread or all-purpose flour
1 c rolled oats
½ stick unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon salt
Pour water and milk into a microwave-safe bowl; heat 30 to 45 seconds. Pour into the bowl of a stand mixer.
Add yeast and honey and let sit 10 minutes until yeast is foamy.
Stir in remaining ingredients, adding slowly while mixer is on low.
Using a dough hook, knead on medium speed 6 minutes until dough is smooth, elastic and only slightly sticky.
Keep dough in bowl and cover with a tea towel. Let rise 1 hour until doubled.
Turn oven on warm.
Grease two loaf pans with butter OR coconut oil, making sure to cover the entire pan surface.
When dough is doubled, punch down. Split the dough into two ball. Work the balls under until they resemble two small loaves. Transfer the loaves to the loaf pans.
Turn oven off. Place bread into the warmed oven for 45 minutes.
Leave loaves in oven. Turn oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 40 minutes or until loaf is deep brown on top and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
Remove the bread from the loaf pans and cool on a cooling rack. Enjoy with butter or jam or honey! Yummmmmm!!!
This bread freezes well too so don’t hesitate to double recipe and even share with a neighbor or friend! I love bringing friends hot outta-the-oven bread!
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