Seedy Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This homemade bread made with whole wheat flour, oats, and honey is perfect for sandwiches, avocado toast, french toast, or just as is with a little bit of butter.

I love a good bread recipe! We eat a lot of it at home and I like serving it to guests. But it is rare to find a sandwich bread recipe that I love.

I like this multigrain bread because it is packed with seeds that help with lowering blood pressure, sugar levels, and stabilizes cholesterol.

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How to make this Honey Wheat Sandwich Bread?

It is so easy! There are a few things that you need before making this delicious whole wheat bread:

  • Bread Flour is always better when you make bread but all-purpose works fine too. I like bread flour because it is designed specifically for tasty and fluffy loaves of bread. There have been times when I don’t have enough and I mixed them and the result is just as good!
  • Wheat Flour
  • Yeast – I always use active dry yeast and activate it every time I bake but if you have your hands on another kind just follow the instructions on the package.
  • Oats and Seeds – Stock up on sunflower seeds, old-fashioned oats, flaxseed meal, poppyseed, sesame seeds.
  • Honey
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Butter
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Let’s put it all together

First activate the yeast, combine the rest of the ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon. I don’t use the mixer for this recipe because the ingredients come together so easily and oddly satisfying.

Next, roll it out on a floured surface and shape the dough. Let it rise. This step is always crucial when baking bread. Whether your dough rises depends on several things.

  • The yeast – if the yeast has not been activated, your honey wheat bread will not rise and will taste tough and chewy. To make sure your yeast activates, make sure the milk is warm but not hot. I use my thermometer and usually pour it over the yeast at about 115 F- 120 F. Adding the honey to this step will help the yeast activate as well.
  • Temperature – My kitchen is in constant action so it is always so hot and the bread rises in less than an hour. But if your home is colder or the weather is not working with you, turn on the oven light and put the dough in the oven until it doubles. The heat of the light creates enough heat for this to happen.

When your dough is double in size you will need to grab a 8×4 inch loaf pan (I buy disposable from the dollar store) and grease it with butter. Punch the dough in the middle to get rid of air and roll it out on a flat surface.

Knead the dough for another minute or two to shape it into the loaf pan. Cover with a towel and let it rise a second time. Don’t let it rise more than one inch above the rim of the pan. It should take about 30 minutes. But again, it all depends on how warm is your kitchen.

Brush with the egg. It will help the seeds to stick on top of the loaf. Sprinkle a mix of seeds on top and bake. It is really that easy! Follow the recipe below for a simple and quick whole wheat bread.

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Storage

Freeze the dough before the first rising. Form a bowl and wrap it in freezer paper or plastic crap and stick it in the freezer. Avoid the freezer door because it is not as cold as the rest of your freezer. Take it out and let it thaw and warm up to room temperature before using it. Shape it and let it rise.

If you want to freeze the wheat bread itself make sure it is completely cooled and wrap it in freezer friendly paper or plastic wrap.

Make the dough ahead of time by mixing all ingredients and covering the bowl with plastic wrap. Put the bowl in the fridge for up to 12 hours. Let it warm up to room temperature and double its size from there.

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Enjoy this delicious sandwich bread with butter, for breakfast with this easy sandwich, or make it into shakshuka.

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Seedy Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

This homemade bread made with whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and honey is perfect for sandwiches, avocado toast, friench toast, or just as is with a little bit f butter.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Course bread
Servings 1 Loaf

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/4 Tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 1/4 Cup Milk warm
  • 2 Cups Bread Flour or All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 Tbsp Poppyseed
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Oatmeal old-fashioned
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 3 Tbsp Butter melted
  • 1 Egg

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl combine the yeast, honey, and warm milk. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes so that the yeast activates. It will start bubbling when it is ready.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, wheat flour, salt, oats, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and flaxseed meal. Mix until everything is mixed. Add the butter and the yeast mixture.
  • Start mixing with a wooden spoon. Add more flour if it is too sticky. Start kniting with your hands for a few minutes after it forms a bowl until the dough is well formed.
  • Pour a little bit of olive oil in the bowl you plan to rest thr dough and add the it by swirving it inside the bowl so the oil can cover it on all sides.
  • Let it rest for about 1 hour or until it doubles its size. The time really depends on the temperature in your kitchen.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F and greese a 8×4 inch loaf pan. Punch the dough in the middle and roll out to a floured surface. Shape and place in the pan. Cover again and let it rise one more time.
  • Keep an eye on the second time rising. Don't let it rise more than an inch from the rim of the pan.
  • When ready to bake, beat and egg and brush it on top of the dough. Sprinkle with a mix of oats, poppy seeds, and sesame seeds.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until the bread is cooked through. You can find out by sticking a wooden skewer and it comes out clean.
  • When ready, take it out and let it cool down a bit. Take it out of the pan and let it cook completely on a cooling rack.

Notes

Quick Rise Yeast – is you decide to use this, skip step 1 and combine everything together in step 2. 
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