Whole Wheat, Flax & Honey Bread Machine Bread

Total Time
3hrs 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs 30 mins

This makes a flavourful light whole wheat bread that my fussy youngest son even likes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the ingredients in the order listed and sprinkle the ground flax over top. I use the whole wheat, 2 lb, and light crust settings and make the bread overnight so it's fresh first thing in the morning. I have also added a 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds sprinkled over top of the flaxseed.
Most Helpful

Wow! This bread is fabulous! First of all, I was so glad that it really was 100% whole wheat. Many of the recipes aren't. I used 1 cup 1% milk and 1/3 cup water since I did not have powdered milk. I used 1 tsp salt, but otherwise followed the recipe as written. It has a hearty, nutty flavor yet it is tender and slices up beautifully. My bread maker has been gathering dust, but no longer! Thanks for the wonderful, healthy recipe.

Deb from Ca April 05, 2010

I have been looking for a 100% whole wheat bread for my bread maker for a while and I'm so glad I tried this. This is the most amazing bread I've tried.....so soft and tender. I also used 1% milk instead of water(as I did not have milk powder) and 1 tsp of salt. The first time I forgot to add lemon juice and realized it does make a difference when I made this bread the second time. The bread was much softer and kept better. I guess it takes the place of ascorbic acid crystals which is a dough conditioner added to many recipes.
Thanks so much for posting!

Chef saju January 08, 2013

I call it beautiful! It has the delightful crunch of a biscuit, and a soft chewy interior with a heady yeast flavor that reminds me of my 'overnighted' oatmeal dough (I tinker with letting dough rise...a long time). This is superb, and the flavor is addicting. :)

Devin G. June 03, 2015