Homemade Honey Walnut Bread

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.

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Honey Walnut Bread

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 355kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg

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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