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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.
4.5 from 2 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
  • 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!


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


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 276mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g