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Heavenly Honey Bread

Updated on August 8, 2017
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When you crave dessert but don't want to derail a healthy diet, wholesome and satisfying options like this bread solve the dilemma. I adapted this recipe from Everyday Food's Honey Whole Wheat Mini Loaves recipe. I've reduced the sugar slightly, used heart-healthier canola oil, added applesauce to slash a little fat, and included a flavorful blend of spices. I've also substituted white whole wheat flour, which offers a milder taste, for half of the necessary flour. Due to family members' personal preference, I also occasionally cut down the instant coffee granules to 1/2 teaspoon; even this lesser amount gives the bread a pleasantly strong and hearty flavor. Cook times may vary depending on your oven.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 16 (4 mini loaves, each serves 4)


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules, stirred into 2/3 cup hot water
  • 5 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil and flour 4 mini loaf pans (approx. 6 x 3 x 2).
  2. Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom and salt in medium bowl.
  3. Place eggs and brown sugar in a large bowl. Beat with mixer at high speed for 1 minute. Add honey, coffee granules, oil, applesauce and vanilla extract. Beat at low speed for one minute. Stir in the flour mixture.
  4. Pour batter into loaf pans and set on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Continue baking 10-15 minutes longer, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edges and remove loaves from pans. Cool completely before serving.


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      Rachel Finlay 17 months ago

      I don't have a good buns recipe, but would like to find one also!

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      peachy 18 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      honey bread? Unique recipe, I wanna try this buns recipe. But how to make the bun fluffy