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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Honey Whole Wheat Bread For School Lunches

This healthy bread is amazing for sandwiches

  My kids are attending a new school this year and this school does not have free breakfast and lunch. So that means that the boys are now eating breakfast at home and packing their lunches. While I am happy that they are now eating more nutritious foods, I am not happy with my grocery bill going up. One of the items that I have been buying way more of is sandwich bread and I am not liking the price of whole wheat bread. My boys love peanut butter sandwiches and are eating them for breakfast and lunch so that means I am buying three loaves a bread a week. I have tried to give them ideas on packing other things in their lunches or eating oatmeal for breakfast but they just want PB & J sandwiches. I am not going to complain as they are packing their own lunches and making their own breakfast. One less job for me is always a good thing. It is also teaching them how to be more independent. I know that they will eat their lunch at school as they packed the items they like to eat. They just have to follow my guidelines when packing their lunch. That means they need to pack fruit, milk, a protein source and a whole grain. I also let them pack a healthy granola bar, protein bar, or chickpea chips in their lunch box for an afternoon snack.

 I am loving these one latch locking system food containers for my boy's lunches as they are BPA free. They also are freezer, fridge, microwave and dishwasher safe. Thes containers are great for packing their sandwich and fruit.

 I love using honey in my whole wheat bread as it gives the bread a nice sweet flavor. My preferred brand of honey is one that is made from local honey hives. Not only does this honey have a nice flavor but it helps with our allergies as the bees are eating from local plants. This honey is also a favorite in my Cold & Flu Honey Lemon Ginger Tea so I make sure that I have plenty in the pantry for winter.

Love using my bread machine

 I love using my bread machine when making bread as it does all the mixing, kneading, and rising for me. I rarely, if never use the bread machine for baking the bread as my family does not like those weird-looking loaves of bread. I also find that the bread machine dries the bread out when I use it for baking. So I always take the dough out of the machine and bake it in the oven in my bread pans. The bread machine is also great for pizza as it makes an awesome pizza dough.

  • 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast


1. To make the bread in a bread machine: put all the ingredients bread pan in the order listed. Program the bread machine for dough and press start, as you only want the machine to do the mixing and rising. The bread will be baked in the oven. Skip to step # 4 when the bread is done rising.

2. To make bread by hand: Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer. 

3. Knead the dough until it's smooth and just slightly tacky, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean towel or plastic wrap, and let it rise until doubled in volume in a warm spot, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

4. Once your bread is done rising, gently deflate the dough and shape it to fit a greased 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan. Let it rise, covered, until doubled, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

5. Bake the bread in a preheated 375°F oven for 35 minutes, or until a digital thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf reads 190°F. Remove the bread from the oven, remove it from the pan, and cool it on a rack.

Make sure to check out my recipe for

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  1. Homemade bread is just delicious! Your recipe sounds absolutely lovely. I am going to give this a try on the weekend :)

  2. This bread looks absolutely delicious and perfect for making sandwiches! It's so great when you know exactly what you are feeding your kids and this makes it so easy. Thanks for sharing.

  3. You make the bread so well and I just love how yummy and healthy it's looking like. If your kids pack away this for school, they'd certainly get full without too much eating.

    1. My younger son is growing so fast that he never seems to get full.

  4. Oh yes! I would love this bread and so would my kids. I need to try this out for sure. I just love fresh bread.

  5. Omg, this is so awesome. I love bread. Nothing better than eating fresh and warm bread.

  6. Oh wow! Such a simple recipe and the bread looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  7. That bread look so so good! Such a simple recipe but such a great result! I will defo try to make it!

  8. Home baked bread is the best! I can smell it through the screen. Yummmmm

  9. I love preparing homemade bread, as it tastes way better than the one we can buy in the shop. Can't wait to try this recipe out! :)

  10. This looks amazing. I love warm home baked bread!

  11. This looks so good! There's something to be said about taking the time to make things yourself. This is a great way to pack some love into the lunchbox.

  12. I’m not much of a baker but this recipe looks easy enough - might have to give it a go 🤘

  13. I eat such little bread that I never thought I could make my own at home. The honey add-on sounds so delicious and definitely makes it healthier!

  14. Amazin g job! I love the fact that you have your kids eat HOMEMADE honey oat bread. That is amazing!

  15. I would love to make bread. I haven't done it in so long.

  16. Love home made fresh bread. Yours looks very inviting

  17. Your recipe sounds easy to make and also very healthy. I will give this a try on the weekend coz I've been eating white bread only, and we know it is not that healthy. Thanks!

  18. This bread looks so good! Freshly baked homemade bread is the best! We go through bread very fast in my house so this is such a great idea.

  19. Your bread looks amazing. I make my own bread, too. Mine has to be gluten free, so it's out of necessity to save money. I miss yummy whole wheat bread!

  20. Great recipe! I love bread so much, but I have some sensitivity to gluten so I have to be careful with it. Thanks for sharing!

  21. We do all love bread since bread is our main source of energy and can easily digest. Great recipe with a twist of honey as the concept. Loved it.

  22. I love fresh breads? I just wonder, it looks dense. Is it soft? Wow, you have a bread making machine? I should look for that one if ever I want to make our own fresh breads.

  23. I haven't used my bread machine in ages but I really need to start again! This looks so good! *-*


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