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Honey Whole Wheat and Oat Sandwich Bread

A light and hearty sandwich bread made with 100% whole wheat flour, oats, and honey.
Honey Whole Wheat and Oat Sandwich Bread | completelydelicious.com
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4 from 3 votes


  • 1 cup water (250 ml)
  • 1 cup milk (250 ml)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (56 grams)
  • ¼ cup honey (80 grams)
  • 3 - 3½ cups whole wheat flour (340-395 grams)
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats , plus extra for sprinkling (100 grams)
  • 1 packet active dry yeast (2¼ teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg + 1 teaspoon water , for egg wash


  • In a small saucepan over low heat warm the water, milk, butter and honey until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Cool for a few minutes, or until 120-130°F.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, or in a large bowl if you plan to mix by hand, combine 2 cups of the whole wheat flour, oats, yeast and salt. Add the milk mixture and mix until combined. Add the remaining whole wheat flour 2 tablespoons at a time until the dough is still sticky but clears the side of the bowl. You may not need all 3 ½ cups flour, or it's possible you'll need a bit more.
  • Continue to mix or knead by hand until smooth and elastic (7-8 minutes with a mixer, 15 minutes by hand). Place dough in a grease bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Gently punch down dough and knead a few times. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle 9 inches wide. Starting with a short end, roll up the dough. Place seem side-down in a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan. Cover with plastic and let rise until doubled again, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush top of loaf with egg wash and sprinkle with oats, if desired. Bake until crust is dark golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when tapped, about 45-50 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing.
Makes one 9x5-inch loaf.
Recipe inspired by Smitten Kitchen and White on Rice Couple.


Sodium: 212mg, Calcium: 52mg, Vitamin A: 177IU, Sugar: 7g, Fiber: 8g, Potassium: 302mg, Cholesterol: 26mg, Calories: 322kcal, Saturated Fat: 3g, Fat: 7g, Protein: 11g, Carbohydrates: 58g, Iron: 3mg
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