I've been trying to find a good "everyday" bread recipe for a while now and finally I've found it! I knew this one was a winner when my husband looked at me and said "we are never buying bread in the store again".
Honey Whole Wheat Bread (Makes 2 Loaves)
2 Cups Warm Water
1Tbsp Active Dry Yeast
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp Salt
1/3 Cup Honey
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
5 Cups All Purpose Flour
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add honey, and stir well. With paddle attachment on a stand mixer, mix in whole wheat flour, salt, and vegetable oil. Work all-purpose flour in gradually. Remove paddle attachment and switch to dough hook. Knead using dough hook attachment for 7-10 minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic. Place it in a well oiled bowl. Turn it several times in the bowl to coat the surface of the dough, and cover with a damp cloth. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.
Punch down the dough. Shape into two loaves, and place into two well greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise until dough is 1 to 1 1/2 inches above pans.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.