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Buttermilk Honey Bread

Buttermilk Honey Bread slices beautifully and has a slight tang from the buttermilk and a sweetness from the honey that ordinary white bread doesn’t have.

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
rising time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 32 slices
Calories: 119kcal


  • teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup warm water warm to the touch, not hot
  • cups buttermilk or buttermilk alternative
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • cups all-purpose flour plus additional for kneading


  • In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add the sugar and allow the mixture to sit and get foamy (about 5 minutes).
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the buttermilk, honey, 2 tablespoons butter and the yeast mixture.
  • Add 2 cups of flour and the salt to the bowl. Blend with the dough hook until the mixture is sticky and wet
  • Add in the remaining flour and mix with the dough hook on medium speed for 7-10 minutes.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and spray the bowl with cooking spray.
  • Put the dough back into the bowl and spray the top of the dough with cooking spray.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place the bowl in a warm place (in the oven with the light turned on is perfect) until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  • Punch the dough down to deflate, and divide it into two equal pieces.
  • Roll and form each half by hand into an evenly shaped loaf and place each half into a 9x5 loaf pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Allow the loaves to rise again in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in volume (about 50 minutes).
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Bake the loaves for about 30-35 minutes or until nicely golden and they sound hollow when tapped.
  • Once baked brush the tops of the loaves with the reserved 1 tablespoon butter.
  • Remove the loaves from the pans and allow to cool for about 30 minutes and then you're ready to slice and serve.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.2mg