Honey Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread

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Homemade baked goods are significantly cheaper than store-bought varieties. Try this whole wheat bread that mimics an “English muffin” in texture and taste.

Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread - Homemade baked goods are significantly cheaper than store-bought varieties. Try this whole wheat bread that mimics an "English muffin" in texture and taste.

My cousin Kelly is an awesome penpal. About 8 years my senior, she took pity on her younger cousin. There are 22 of us cousins and I pretty much fall on the young end of them all, except for my siblings.

Starting when I was in high school and she was a new mom, she wrote me great letters, full of stories of her kids and her students. She often tucked in interesting newspaper clippings, recipes, pictures, or other interesting things.

It’s too bad her cousin Jessica, wasn’t/isn’t a great penpal in return. I was for awhile, but then the internet ate my stationery and stamps.

This English Muffin Bread recipe is an adaptation of a recipe clipping Kelly sent me years ago. It’s just as good today as it was when the internet was just a sparkle in someone’s eye.

Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread - Homemade baked goods are significantly cheaper than store-bought varieties. Try this whole wheat bread that mimics an "English muffin" in texture and taste.

I’ve changed up the original a bit, using honey and whole wheat flour instead of the white flour and white sugar that it originally called for. And I use my Kitchen Aid to stir it because, yes, it is a stiff dough to stir with a wooden spoon. I haven’t tried it out the bread machine, but that could be an interesting experiment.

This is really a very simple bread recipe, but there’s baking soda added to it. The texture of the bread is very similar to English muffins. It is not light and fluffy at all, but it’s delicious toasted with butter and jam. My kids can scarf both loaves in a morning.

 

About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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Comments

  1. I used to be an avid letter-writer too. But then, life and the Internet happened. I agree that it’s cheaper to make your own bread. Thanks for this nice, dense-looking bread recipe.

  2. Sarah says:

    This looks great! My kids love cinnamon raisin English muffins, but we rarely buy them due to their cost. Think I’ll try adding some raisins and cinnamon to this recipe.

    • Jessica says:

      That sounds great! Let me know how you like it.

  3. Sarah says:

    I added 2T cinnamon to the dry mixture and beat in about 1 C of raisins just before the all purpose flour (reduced flour by 1/4 C since raisins absorb some liquid). 3 of 4 kids love it. The one who objected said she didn’t like the raisins. Next time I may do a loaf with and one without. Thanks for the great recipe! Quick, easy, and delicious!

  4. Tamara says:

    Have you tried this in a bread machine? I just know I’m more like to make it in the machine than bake it in the oven. Maybe on the whole wheat setting? And have you tried it with all whole wheat? I know it will be more dense, but since I only ever use whole wheat, my family doesn’t really know the difference.

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