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.
If I add an egg to the recipe for texture, should I change anything else?
It’s hard to say without testing. Typically, eggs are their own perfectly baked structure – they add moisture but then rise and set up. So in quick bread recipes, you don’t usually need to make changes when adding an egg. In yeast bread recipes, it can make the initial bread a little stickier for kneading. If using a bread maker, it might be fine though.
This bread is so yummy!! Toasted a piece for breakfast w light butter and more honey! I would maybe add a little more honey to the recipe but again… I just added a little to my slice Yummmm
Never too much honey! So happy you’ve enjoyed this recipe Donna and thank you for your feedback.
I am wondering if I can substitute almond flour for the whole wheat flour
Unfortunately, that won’t turn out well.
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!!!
That’s wonderful! Thank you for sharing this Josey.
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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.
I don;t have instructions for a bread maker given to me. Is there a certain wy to put all the ingredients together?
Hmm, most breadmakers have their own method for if adding the liquids or the flours is best. With ours, we added the flours, made a well, and added the liquids.
Just a note this recipe can’t be soy free if you use vegetable oil. It has soy in it.
There you go – all fixed!
My Breville bread machine’s setting goes by 750g, 1kg and 1. 25kg. Which setting shall I use for this Dairy Free Honey Wheat Bread recipe?
According to the online calculators, 750g is closest.
Oh, thank you.
Yes please. what size bread is this? I need to know so I can tell the machine.
1-1/2 lb loaf
There isn’t a pound size on this recipe!!!!
What is the nutritional information on this? Such as how many calories?