Healthy Sandwich Bread Recipe ~Simple!

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Have you ever read the ingredient list on a loaf of bread? It’s ridiculous. Even the “healthy” breads have a list of ingredients a mile long! Well, not quite, but you get my point.  I looked and looked for a healthy sandwich bread in the stores, and by healthy I mean less than 10 ingredients at the very least! :)

I did find something that I was comfortable with; in the freezer section with a price tag I was NOT comfortable with!

Growing up I made bread a lot. But we put in ingredients like extra gluten, dried milk, and dough enhancer (don’t even ask what was in the dough enhancer!) I wanted bread that wasn’t going to call for a bunch of ingredients like that. I wanted simple and tasty.

So, that’s what I finally found. A simple, tasty and healthy sandwich bread recipe!

Healthy sandwich bread recipe. Made with honey and whole wheat!

Healthy Sandwich Bread Recipe:

  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoon yeast
  • 2 egg
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon wheat gluten
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 9-10 cups of fresh ground whole wheat flour

Scald your milk. This is done by heating your milk to a temperature of 82 degrees, a little higher than that is fine but don’t heat past 100 degrees as you don’t want to kill the yeast.

Mix scalded milk, honey and yeast together. Stir until well mixed.

Add your eggs, salt,wheat gluten, butter, and 6 cups of flour. Mix well. Keep your mixer turned on and slowly add the remaining flour. Dough will still be sticky at this point.

I have a Bosch mixer and I put the lid on my mixer bowl and set the speed on low, then I allow the dough to knead for 10 minutes. I’m sure a Kitchen Aid mixer would do the same thing. I have no idea on hand kneading time. But I wouldn’t recommend due to the stickiness of the dough.

Once dough is done being kneaded, place the entire bowl in a warm area to rise for an hour. I like to use my Excalibur dehydrator for this part.

Once the dough has raised, put the bowl back on the mixer and beat the dough back down. Grease your counter top and your hands before pouring the dough out.  Grease 3 regular sized bread pans. Divide the dough into 3 loaves and place in pans.

Let raise until doubled then bake for 20-30 minutes in a preheated oven at 350.

Enjoy your healthy sandwich bread fresh out of the oven with a bit of butter!

Respectful opinions are always welcome

  1. Danielle says:

    Does this bread freeze well? I like to make big batches and freeze some for times I might not have the time to make a batch.

    • I like to slice it, wrap it in wax paper and then in plastic. It does freeze nicely and stays nice for a month or so wrapped like that. We don’t eat a lot of bread since Jason always takes tortillas in his lunch.

  2. I despise the list of ingredients on almost all boughten bread. But neither do I have time to make bread all the time either. :( going to have to teach my girls to do it cause I’m with you on the nasty ingredients!! I’m actually not even eating whole wheat right now – Trim Healthy Mama is changing my life!!

    • Mother loves her bread machine :) I’m pretty sure this recipe would work in it, but I’ve never tried. Your girls could make this easy!

  3. Terra Wiseman says:

    I’ve never seen a bread recipe that calls for eggs! I’ll have to share this with my husband since I have vowed never to make another loaf of bread again!

  4. Can you use water instead of milk?

  5. Do you know how this would hold up in a bread machine?

  6. I’m looking forward to trying this. I’ve been making all our bread for a while now, but still don’t have a recipe I love for sandwich bread. Thanks for sharing!


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