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…


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. 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 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.


  5. 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 🙂

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