Skip to main content

Bread Machine Whole Wheat Honey Bread

Whole Wheat Honey Bread
Out of all the recipes in our collection, Whole Wheat Honey Bread is our most requested recipe.
Yield 1 loaf



Small Loaf (1-pound bread machine)

  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/3 cups bread flour
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast

Medium Loaf (1 1/2-pound bread machine)

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast

Large Loaf (2-pound bread machine)

  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 2/3 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon Red Star Active Dry Yeast


  • Have water, milk, oil and honey at 80ºF and all others at room temperature. Place ingredients in pan in the order recommended by manufacturer. Select basic cycle and medium/normal crust. Do not use the delay timer. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, 1/2 to 1 tablespoon at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time. Remove bread when cycle is finished; cool on wire rack.


Get Traditional Bread Making Method here.

Did you make this recipe?

We want to see it! Tag @redstaryeast and use hashtag #redstaryeast

Review & Comments

Janice | Reply

Instead of honey, can I use white sugar and how much in 1.5 lb and 2 lb loaf? Thank you regarding this matter.


Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Janice – Yes, you can substitute sugar for honey 1-for-1 in both loaf sizes. Keep an eye on your dough after the first few minutes of baking, adding in a tablespoon of water if dough is too dry.
Happy baking!

Leave a Reply

Made the recipe? Rate it!