Homemade Honey Walnut Bread
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This honey nut based bread is super easy and quick to make. The nuts and honey marry together well for a rich flavor. It’s also packed with nutrients and full of fiber. Perfect for a breakfast or a snack. Let’s learn how to make this interesting recipe.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- ½ cup wheat germ
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup walnuts chopped
- 1 egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- ½ cup + 2 tbsp honey
- Assemble the ingredients.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Mix flour, wheat germ, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
- Add in the walnuts and mix until well combined.
- In another mixing bowl, whisk eggs and add buttermilk and honey. Whisk again until well combined.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until thoroughly incorporated. It will be lumpy but do not overmix.
- Transfer the mixture into a greased 9×5 loaf pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
Notes & Tips
- Always preheat the oven before starting the preparations, the right temperature is key here.
- Do not over mix the mixture as it will result in a gummy and tough bread.
- Always grease a baking loaf pan or use parchment paper and line the pan. This will prevent the bread from sticking to the pan.
- Don’t slice the bread while it is still hot. Allowing it to rest helps the bread to set firmly and to develop the flavors. Take a little break despite the tempting smells before you slice.
- You can use other kinds of flour if you don’t have whole wheat flour like oat flour for example.
- You can replace walnuts with other types of nuts like pecans, almonds, cashews, and pine nuts.
- You can also use maple syrup if honey is not available. Or both if you are adventurous.
- If you cannot find buttermilk, you can use 1 cup of any kind of milk plus 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and just let it sit for 10 minutes. Then, you have a buttermilk substitute already to go.
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