Fall in love with this whole wheat honey oat flax bread. It’s the perfect healthy homemade bread for sandwiches, or by itself with a little bit of butter and a drizzle of honey. This whole wheat bread has a wonderful subtle sweetness and a great whole wheat flavor.
I’ll admit it, making bread is labor of love. But, I promise you it is worth it. I’ve been making this recipe for a long while.
I originally got the recipe at my bridal shower (8 years ago now!) where my mother-in-law asked everyone to share a recipe. This bread recipe was included among the bunch. It was for a honey oat bread. I made it once and it was great, but I kind of forgot about the recipe…until years later when my son was born.
If this story is tmi, feel free to skip to the recipe, it’s an amazing bread recipe!!
I was having trouble breastfeeding Ben and was not producing milk. The doctor and lactation consultants suggested that I try foods that helped with milk production: flax and oats, so enter…this recipe. I remembered this oat bread and modified it. Because of that, this honey oat flax bread always holds a special place in my heart. It’s true that food often holds an emotional connection! To finish the story, unfortunately nothing ended up working for me in the production department, but that’s ok, “fed is best” is what they say for babies, so no matter if you breastfeed or formula feed, as long as your baby is fed you’re doing great!
If you’ve ever made bread, this recipe isn’t all that different, but there are a few key differences. The two best parts are the honey/butter mixture and the toasty oats on top of the loaf. The basic steps for this recipe are mix, knead, proof twice, bake and cool. And I realize that I just very much over-simplified things, but the final product is oh so yummy.
Once baked, you can do a whole lot with this bread. First of all, it is great for sandwiches, but my personal favorite way to enjoy it is simply with butter and a drizzle of honey.
Every time I make bread, I use Red Star Yeast. I’ve done my fair share of experimenting with other yeast products, but nothing works as great as Red Star. For me baking with yeast is already a trial of patience, so I don’t want to have to worry about the yeast, and with Red Star Yeast, I’ve always had success, it’s definitely my baking yeast of choice!
A few of the other recipes I use Red Star Yeast for are listed below, but the options are endless!
If you’re looking for a wonderful homemade bread, this whole wheat honey oat flax bread is the one for you! I’d love to hear from you in the comments, do you like baking bread at home?
Whole Wheat Honey Oat Flax Bread
- 1 1/4 cups warm skim milk * or water and milk - see note
- [1 packet Platinum Red Star Yeast 1/4 oz.**]
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup rolled oats old fashioned or quick cooking
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons flaxseed
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 3 tablespoons honey or brown sugar
- Microwave milk for 1 minute (or warm it via stovetop)
- Pour yeast into milk, stir once and then let it sit for 5 minutes, or until the yeast foams/bubbles slightly on top
- Combine flour, whole wheat flour, oats, salt and flax seed (in a stand mixing bowl or a larger bowl) and stir to combine
- In a small bowl, combine butter and honey. Melt in microwave
- Pour in honey/butter mixture into the milk/yeast mixture. Then pour the liquid into the large bowl with the dry ingredients
- Using a dough hook, knead bread for 5 minutes. If you're not using a mixer, knead with hands (about 5-10 minutes). The texture should be springy to touch, but not too sticky.
- Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl, so the mixture doesn't stick to the sides of the bowl
- Cover bowl with towel or plastic wrap and let it rise for one hour
- After the mixture bulks up and doubles in size, pick up the dough and form it into a log. Place dough into a greased 9x5 loaf pan.
- Cover with plastic wrap lightly and allow to rise for another hour until it has risen to the top of the loaf pan.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Bake at 350 for 35 - 40 minutes
- Poke a toothpick or fork in the center of the bread and make sure it comes out clean to ensure it is cooked
- Remove from the oven and turn loaf out onto cooling rack so it doesn't sink
- Allow to cool and enjoy!
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