Prep Time
25 Mins
Cook Time
35 Mins
Other Time
1 Hour 50 Mins
Makes 2 loaves, 12 slices per loaf (serving size: 1 slice)

This recipe makes two loaves, so freeze one after cooling to help it stay fresh longer. Slice first, if desired; then wrap the loaf in plastic wrap and aluminum foil, and place in a zip-top plastic freezer bag. Keep frozen for up to 1 month.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a 2-cup glass measuring cup; let yeast mixture stand 5 minutes.

Step 2

Combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, oats, and salt.

Step 3

Beat yeast mixture, 1 cup all-purpose flour, honey, and olive oil at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until well blended. Gradually add whole wheat flour mixture, beating at low speed until a soft dough forms.

Step 4

Turn out dough onto a well-floured surface, and knead 9 minutes, adding additional all-purpose flour (up to 6 tablespoons) as needed. (Dough will be slightly sticky.) Place dough in a large bowl sprayed with cooking spray, turning to grease top of dough.

Step 5

Cover bowl of dough with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.

Step 6

Punch down dough, and divide in half. Roll each portion into a 13- x 8-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Roll up each dough rectangle, starting at 1 short side, jelly-roll fashion; pinch ends to seal. Place loaves, seam sides down, into 2 (8 1/2- x 4 1/2-inch) loaf pans sprayed with cooking spray.

Step 7

Cover loosely with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 45 minutes or until almost doubled in bulk. Remove and discard plastic wrap.

Step 8

Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped and are golden. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove loaves from pans, and cool on wire racks.

Step 9

Note: If you don't have a heavy-duty electric stand mixer, you may mix dough by hand with a wooden spoon.

Step 10

Cook's Tip: To measure flour, spoon into a dry measuring cup, and then level the top with a knife. Never scoop the measuring cup into the flour--you'll get too much flour, resulting in a dense, thick bread.

Ratings & Reviews

katiebakes's Review

August 15, 2012

Rachel315's Review

August 05, 2012
This bread recipe is delicious and even my kids love it! It is dense, so it is filling. Not too sweet, but still has that hint of honey. Perfect for any kind of sandwich and french toast!!!

jeancville's Review

May 17, 2010
Easy to make with great results. The texture is perfect for sandwiches.

Bradsbabe's Review

March 09, 2010
This bread was chewy and delicious and I can't wait to make it again. I've been making CL honey-wheat bread for a while, but I like this one even more. The only change I would make is to add a tad more salt and honey, and definitely bake the loaves for 35 minutes.

poultrymom's Review

February 07, 2010
I made one change to this recipe. Instead of using molasses I used King Syrup. I did find that I needed to add an extra almost 1/2 cup of flour as the dough was too ploppy other wise. This recipe was the ABSOLUTE BEST! I will be making bread every week now. My girlfriend who makes her bread tried a slice of my bread and wants to start making it now replacing her recipe she has used for years with this one. I made this yesterday and one of the loaves is almost gone. I would rate this 10 stars if I could!!!

peaceofpie's Review

January 10, 2010
My boyfriend and I have made this recipe a bunch of times, and everytime it turns out delicious! Great whole wheat bread with a rich and somewhat sweet taste. It also cuts in half well if you only want to make one loaf.