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Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

This Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread is moist, soft, and deliciously flavorful! Slather it with fresh jam, top with avocado, or make great sandwiches. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: bread
Keyword: bread, sandwich bread, whole wheat, yeast
Servings: 24 slices (two 9x5 loaves)
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Heather Perine

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (360 mL) warm water
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 tbsp yeast (instant or active dry)
  • tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup neutral-tasting oil
  • 3 cups (360 g) all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups (338 g) whole wheat flour

Instructions

  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine all ingredients together using a paddle attachment until a sticky dough forms.
  • Switch to the dough hook attachment and knead on low for 5 minutes until a smooth supple dough forms.
  • Spray the top of the dough with cooking spray and turn over the dough. Spray the top of the dough. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Time will vary depending on the temperature of your kitchen.
  • Punch dough down. Scrape dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide in half. Shape into loaves by pressing dough into a 9x5 rectangle. Roll up the dough from the long side to form a log. Fold the ends under.
  • Place into two well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans. Cover the pans. Allow to rise for 1 -2 hours (depending on kitchen temperature. Dough should bounce back when touched, and be slightly higher than the pan (about 1 inch higher than the rim of the pan).
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes until an the bread is golden brown on top and the internal temperature reaches 190F.

Notes

Freezing Bread:  Once the bread has cooled completely, wrap it in a layer of plastic wrap, then a layer of tinfoil (or put it in a zipper bag). You can freeze it for up to 3 months. 
You can also freeze the bread before baking. Follow the recipe all the way through the shaping. Shape the loaves and place in the greased pans. Then freeze uncovered. Once frozen, cover them completely with plastic wrap, foil or a plastic bag. When ready to bake, remove the plastic or foil and let them rise (this will take 45 minutes to 1 hour). Then you can bake normally as directed in the recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 2mg