Bread Machine Buttermilk and Honey Wheat Bread

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 mins

This is one of my favorites. The recipe came from Eagle Mills. If you don't have buttermilk, you can substitute 1 cup milk plus 1 teaspoon cider vinegar, and let it sit about 10 minutes before using. You can also add 4 tbs. buttermilk powder to the dry ingredients and substitute water for the buttermilk. I have also used plain all-purpose flour with excellent results.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put all ingredients in bread machine for 1 1/2 lb.
  2. loaf in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
  3. Bake using whole wheat cycle.


Most Helpful

Terrific bread! Light, lovely firm texture (not full of holes), with a slightly sweet flavor. Very easy to slice. I have made this three times now. First time, I used 2 teaspoons of yeast per some of the reviews. The 2nd time I used 1 teaspoon of yeast. The 3rd time, I used 2 teaspoons of yeast and baked it in a 9 x 5 pan rather than an 8 1/2 x 4. It rises much faster with the 2 teaspoons of yeast and seems to have a nicer texture. I used King Arthur bread flour and King Arthur white whole wheat flour. I baked at 350 for 40 minutes and tented with foil the last 20 and rubbed it with butter once it was turned out of the pan. I did have to use more buttermilk all three times. Next time, I will start with 1 1/4 cups total and see how that works. I thought one reviewer was a bit unfair, saying it was a lot of work. It really isn't any trouble at all, even with baking it in the oven. Charmed, thanks for a wonderful recipe! I will be making this often!!

Rose is Rose January 29, 2009

Made the recipe as specified and it turned out to be very flavorful, soft bread. Great sandwich loaf bread. Not the healthiest whole wheat I was searching for, but definitely satisfies.

amber.albert August 27, 2016

We have a Hitachi Home Bakery bread machine, 2 lb. loaf capacity. SO happy to have found this recipe! We get a nice sized loaf of super-flavorful bread. It makes great toast and is perfect for sandwiches. Because it's a sturdy bread, we can slice it thinner than most any other breads we make. It's just a wonderful all-around great bread.

Papillon Luv'r June 02, 2014

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