Honey Whole Wheat Bread for Your Bread Maker


This Honey Whole Wheat Bread recipe comes together quickly if using a bread maker or bread machine. Most bread maker recipes call for milk powder. The milk powder sometimes affects flavor and texture, but it isn’t essential, as you’ll discover in this recipe! We originally shared it over fifteen years ago, but have given the post a big update, and added tips for substituting milk powder in other bread machine recipes.

Honey Whole Wheat Bread Recipe for Your Bread Maker / Bread Machine (Vegan Option)Photo by Edvvc

How to Substitute Milk Powder in Bread Maker / Machine Recipes

Here are the three top ways to substitute the milk powder in bread maker recipes:

  • Simply omit it! Milk powder has a slight effect on the flavor and texture, but it doesn’t have a strong influence. And it doesn’t notable effect the rising ability or crumb of the loaf.
  • You can substitute dairy-free rice milk powder, coconut milk powder, or soymilk powder. These will still provide that “creamier” finish to the bread. Just use caution if picking coconut milk powder. Many brands contain a little bit of caseinate (milk protein). However, there are several dairy-free brands on the market, like the one pictured.
  • Or you can use dairy-free milk beverage in place of the water and milk powder in the recipe. This is one of the options I have in this honey whole wheat bread.

Honey Whole Wheat Bread Recipe for Your Bread Maker / Bread Machine (Vegan Option)

Special Diet Notes: Bread Maker Honey Whole Wheat Bread

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, optionally vegan, and vegetarian.

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Dairy-Free Honey Wheat Bread for Your Bread Maker
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This simple recipe creates a fresh hearty loaf straight from your bread maker - no milk powder required! Please note that the cook time will vary based on your machine.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 sandwich loaf
  • 1⅛ cups warm water or dairy-free milk beverage (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • ¼ cup honey or vegan honey alternative
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1½ cups bread flour (can sub whole wheat bread flour for heartier)
  • 2 tablespoons oil (your favorite type for baking)
  • 1½ teaspoons active dry yeast
  1. Add the ingredients according to the manufacturer's directions to your bread machine.
  2. Use the wheat bread cycle and light color setting.
No Bread Machine? Enjoy my Whole Wheat & Honey Bread Recipe made by hand.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/16 loaf (1 slice) Calories: 111 Fat: 2.1g Saturated fat: .3g Carbohydrates: 20.3g Sugar: 4.7g Sodium: 87mg Fiber: .5g Protein: 2.7g

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I made this in an old bread machine, using the full 3 cups of whole wheat flour, and raw sugar instead of honey and the loaf turned out beautifully!!! Making it again as I type this! Thank you!!!

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  3. What else do I do after its put in the machine? I’m new to this looking into purchasing a cheap one from Walmart to mix my dough. How long do I cook for and what preheat? Thank you I hope I hear back this recipie sounds amazing!

    • Hi Hanna, are you asking about further bread machine instructions? They should be included with the one you decide to purchase. The machine kneads, preheats, cooks, etc.

  4. I don;t have instructions for a bread maker given to me. Is there a certain wy to put all the ingredients together?

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