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Sliced honey oat flax bread on cutting board

Whole Wheat Honey Oat Flax Bread

Fall in love with this whole wheat honey oat flax bread. It's the perfect bread for sandwiches, or by itself with a little bit of butter and a drizzle of honey. This bread has a wonderful subtle sweetness and a great whole wheat flavor.
4.34 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf


  • 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
    Red Star Yeast Platinum baking yeast
  • Combine flour, whole wheat flour, oats, salt and flax seed (in a stand mixing bowl or a larger bowl) and stir to combine
    Bread ingredients in bowl
  • 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
    Whole wheat honey oat flax bread
  • Cover bowl with towel or plastic wrap and let it rise for one hour
    Honey oat flax bread after proofing
  • 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!


Before baking the bread, I like to brush butter on top (or spray with cooking spray) and sprinkle some oats on top
* use skim milk or water, or if you have a higher fat milk, put yeast in with 3/4 up warm water to dissolve/foam, and then add 3/4 cup higher fat milk-because yeast doesn't do too well with high fat milk like whole milk.
**can use Active Yeast or Quick Rise Yeast, 1 packet = 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
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Serving: 1slice | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 276mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g