Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Honey Wheat English Muffin Bread

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Honey Wheat English Muffin Bread

My mom is probably cringing reading this right now, as her exact words were, "I tried to make the english muffin bread with whole wheat flour and it just didn't taste good".

Well, I proved her wrong.

I think the trick to changing something to a healthier version, is to still put a little indulgence in it. In this case, still a little white flour and some honey.

Mom, it was good - in fact great! I even sold some at the market yesterday. By the way, it was another great, HOT, day there. I need to invest in a tent! I added peach and blackberry jam to my collection, along with the tried and true spinach artichoke dip and english muffin bread.


Honey Wheat English Muffin Bread
2 pkg. yeast
1 T. sugar
2 c. milk
1/2 c. water
3 T. honey
3 c. whole wheat flour
3 c. regular flour
2 t. salt
1/4 t. baking soda

Heat liquids and add to dry ingredients - mix well. Put into two greased loaf pans. Let rise in a warm place for 30-45 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

You need to try this bread. Treat it just like you would an english muffin, slice and toast it nice and dark. Spread with butter and jam, and the world is perfect in my opinion.

Our dinner was simple last night - scrambled eggs (farm fresh!) with cheese and diced ham, along with this bread. Yum, yum.



Today, the husband is working a later shift, and little man and I are off to visit some family halfway between our two towns - at McDonald's none-the-less, not for the food, but for the playhouse.

I might need Tylenol before the afternoon is over.

21 comments:

  1. The bread looks and sounds great. I'm so glad the market is going well for you!

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  2. I've never made bread with yeast - it scares me! Your whole wheat bread looks so great!

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  3. I have been wanting to make English Muffin Bread for-everrrr! I agree with you though, when trying to make a bread recipe healthier, it's best to do a combination of whole wheat and white flour...this recipe looks like a keeper!

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  4. Love it! I'm a sucker for whole wheat breads.

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  5. I'll have to try this one Ally - I love the texture of English muffins!

    Walmart sells really cheap tents!

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  6. i had never made it until a month or so ago and it was delicious!

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  7. I made an different version of that kind of bread and you are right, it's awesome, just out of the toaster with a little butter. The first time I made only 1 loaf and it was gone in a few hours in my house!

    Glad you were able to sell it at the market!

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  8. Looks great! So glad that you were able to take it to the market with you!! Hope your afternoon was fabulous!

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  9. It's interesting that this recipe uses both yeast and baking soda to leaven the bread. It looks delicious!

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  10. The bread looks good! Do you deliver?:) I had to laugh at your McDonald's comment. Hunter was at UNI basketball camp all week and they ate lunch everyday there. The boys just love that "restaurant" as they called it. I was not surprised when he told me that he was in the bathroom a lot today.......

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  11. English muffin bread?! Yes please!! This would be great with cream cheese and fruit or jam.

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  12. I love English muffins like nobody's business. bet this bread is to die for! Good job with the whole wheat flour - I always think it's a little tricky to bake with, too. The "indulgence" trick is a good one, I'll have to remember that!

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  13. Glad you were able to improve the recipe so it tasted great! Nothing beats homemade bread...

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  14. Oh that sounds lovely! I'm looking forward to trying the recipe.

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  15. Thats a beautiful dinner. Growing our own eggs we eat a lot of dinners just like that!

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  16. PS Thanks for linking up to Just Another Meatless Monday and I hope to see you next week!

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  17. PS Thanks for linking up to Just Another Meatless Monday and I hope to see you next week!

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  18. Oh that sounds lovely! I'm looking forward to trying the recipe.

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  19. The bread looks good! Do you deliver?:) I had to laugh at your McDonald's comment. Hunter was at UNI basketball camp all week and they ate lunch everyday there. The boys just love that "restaurant" as they called it. I was not surprised when he told me that he was in the bathroom a lot today.......

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  20. I made an different version of that kind of bread and you are right, it's awesome, just out of the toaster with a little butter. The first time I made only 1 loaf and it was gone in a few hours in my house!

    Glad you were able to sell it at the market!

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  21. I've never made bread with yeast - it scares me! Your whole wheat bread looks so great!

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