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.
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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.
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.
- 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
- Add the ingredients according to the manufacturer's directions to your bread machine.
- Use the wheat bread cycle and light color setting.