Whole Wheat Honey Brown Bread

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This whole wheat honey brown bread is yeast-free and requires no-kneading. Simply mix all the ingredients together and bake!

Last year I made Irish Soda Bread to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This year, I decided to continue the tradition of baking bread however, I decided to mix things up and make honey whole wheat brown bread instead.

A wooden honey comb is drizzling honey onto a slice of whole wheat honey brown bread. The loaf of bread is in the background.

Brown bread is another Irish classic, however it’s made with whole wheat flour. I used a recipe from the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook as a guide but made a few changes by using Greek yogurt instead of buttermilk and swapping honey for the molasses.

A wooden honey comb is drizzling honey onto a slice of whole wheat honey brown bread. The loaf of bread is in the background.

Is Brown Bread Healthy?

Brown bread is made with whole-wheat flour, which contains more fiber and nutrients than traditional white flour. However, that doesn’t mean it’s always the best choice. You’ll find some store-bought varieties will be chock full of sugar and preservatives. So, while brown bread is traditionally healthier than its counterparts, it’s important to check your labels… or just make my healthy version instead!

Three slices of honey whole wheat brown bread with the remaining loaf on a cutting board. There is a small dish of honey with a wooden honey comb resting inside the dish.

The bread turned out to be a nice, dense and slightly sweet loaf. Perfect for breakfast. 🙂

This morning I knew I wanted to have a slice but I also needed a little something more so I topped it with a little almond butter and paired it with a hard-boiled egg and a navel orange. Perfection!

My second choice for St. Patrick’s day breakfast would have been a green smoothie. Maybe I’ll opt to have one of those tonight instead of the green beer that Isaac bought.

Honey Whole Wheat Brown Bread

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This whole wheat honey brown bread is yeast-free and requires no-kneading. Simply mix all the ingredients together and bake!
Three slices of honey whole wheat brown bread with the remaining loaf on a cutting board. There is a small dish of honey with a wooden honey comb resting inside the dish.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest, about 1 orange
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons honey

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 4½ x 8½ loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, zest, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
  • Add the wet mix to the dry ingredients and blend. Do not over-mix.
  • Pour into pan and bake 38-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes then remove from pan and let it cool completely wire rack.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8 loaf Calories: 114kcal Carbohydrates: 21g Protein: 5g Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 25mg Sodium: 148mg Potassium: 81mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: honey whole wheat brown bread

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    19 comments
    1. Cathy
      February 3, 2020 AT 10:10 pm

      Where is the nutritional info? I’m on WW and would like to calculate the points.

    2. Natalia
      February 2, 2020 AT 2:28 am

      Can i use a different kind of flour for this recipe? For example regular white flour or oatmeal flour?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 2, 2020 AT 6:48 am

        I think regular all purpose flour would work fine, but I’m not 100% because I’ve only tested this recipe with whole wheat flour. Let me know if you try it.

    3. No Celery Please
      March 20, 2011 AT 8:39 pm

      I made this today with vanilla Chobani, and it was YUMMY!!

    4. Toni
      March 18, 2011 AT 4:38 pm

      Nope! We don’t really celebrate!
      That bread looks delicious! So yummy!
      Have a great weekend!

    5. Christine (The Raw Project)
      March 18, 2011 AT 2:02 pm

      The time change has been tough for me too, I still feel like I’m catching up. This bread looks great, thanks!

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