Whole Wheat Honey Brown Bread

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

Oh and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!! Last year I made Irish Soda Bread to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and I decided to continue the tradition.

Only this year I went a tiny bit healthier and made a loaf of honey whole wheat brown bread. 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.

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

This morning I knew I wanted to have a slice of the sweet brown bread 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.

Do you have an St. Patty’s Day plans. So far I have none…

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Honey Whole Wheat Brown Bread

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8


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


  • 1 ¼ 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


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


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    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!

    6. Jenna Z
      March 18, 2011 AT 12:46 pm

      I baked this up last night and wanted to thank you so much for the recipe! I LOVED the orange zest and raisins, YUM!

    7. Kristina
      March 18, 2011 AT 12:29 pm

      Haha nope, no St. Paddy’s day madness here… I spent the night eating in with my fiancee and watching Dexter on Netflix streaming. I am quickly becoming an old fart 🙂

    8. Hannah @ Healthy Whip
      March 18, 2011 AT 10:31 am

      This looks delicious! Definitely trying this soon.

    9. Cara Craves…
      March 17, 2011 AT 7:43 pm

      That bread looks so fabulous!
      My St. Patty’s day is now over, as it is Friday where I am, but
      I just stayed at home and enjoyed some Guinness stew and
      potatoes. It was perfect.

    10. Kim
      March 17, 2011 AT 6:53 pm

      That bread looks delicious! So many things I need to try baking..
      & I’m right there with you on the time change messing up my sleep; I haven’t been able to get up for the gym AT ALL this week; my alarm starts going off at 4:59 and I haven’t gotten up before 7 all week.

    11. Clare @ Fitting It All In
      March 17, 2011 AT 5:06 pm

      I’m meeting a friend to listen to some traditional Irish Music at a pub!

    12. Michael Hines
      March 17, 2011 AT 4:51 pm

      Hi there!

      Just want to say that I love this post on St. Patty’s sweet brown bread. I love the fact that you used whole wheat flour! It is so much more healthy and you can make a mean dish out of it! Which you did! This bread looks absolutely yummy! I take my hat off to you…

      I love the hard boil egg and naval orange with it! You are right, very good for a late night snacking breakfast!

      Thank you for sharing this and I will be sure to come back for more.


    13. Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two
      March 17, 2011 AT 2:21 pm

      I made my first Irish Soda Bread last night! I’ll have to try this one next year 🙂 Looks great.

    14. Salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle)
      March 17, 2011 AT 1:42 pm

      that bread looks awesome!!!! SOooo good 🙂

    15. Jess @JessCantCook
      March 17, 2011 AT 12:30 pm

      This looks so good! I’ve been wanting to try baking using healthier substitutes so this might be a good recipe to ease me into it.

      And I felt SO much better after we worked out this morning, I have to remind myself of that feeling when I’m laying in my comfy bed not wanting to move 🙂

    16. Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life)
      March 17, 2011 AT 12:21 pm

      I’ve never tried soda bread, but would love to! YUM 🙂

    17. Jessica @ How Sweet
      March 17, 2011 AT 12:20 pm

      This bread sounds so good! You know you sold me at “sweet.” 🙂

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