Honey Bread Recipe - Food Fun Friday

Easy Bread Recipe - Make honey bread with kids. Simple and delicious.

I was searching for a bread recipe to make with the kids. Baking bread is such a fun activity to do with kids. Measuring, scooping and kneading provides so many wonderful sensory and fine motor opportunities. Besides, who can resist a house that smells like baking bread. Yum! I found an simple bread recipe with a twist - the addition of honey! I was surprised how simple it was to make this delicious honey bread. But here's the thing, no one will think it was simple. People are really impressed when you tell them you baked your own bread. I don't know why, but try it and see for yourself. 
   You will need:
  • 1 package of active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cup of warm milk (110 to 115 degrees)
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/8 cup of melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 cups of all purpose flour 

bread recipe

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Dissolve one package of yeast into a bowl of the warmed milk. Next add the honey, melted butter, and salt. Mix to combine.

kids baking

Add 3 cups of flour and mix with hands until a soft dough forms. We saved the last cup of flour for dusting and kneading.

honey bread

Place the dough on a floured surface and begin kneading for about 10 minutes. This was my kids favorite part. They loved punching, pulling and squeezing the dough.

kneading dough

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When you are done kneading, place the dough in a greased bowl and cover it. Place the bowl in a warm place so it can rise and double. This will take about an hour.

Next, punch down the dough and place it in a greased loaf pan. Cover the dough and place in a warm place for another 30 minutes until it rises and doubles.

honey bread recipe

Bake for 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees. Our top started browning at about 20 minutes so we placed some foil over the pan for the remainder of the cooking time. Remove from pan when done and allow to cool.

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We love our honey bread with a little butter which melts so nicely on the still warm bread. I hope you and your kids will try this recipe for honey bread.

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  1. Yummy in the tummy. Gotta love homemade bread.

    M :)

  2. What an wonderful family-inspired idea. I hope you'll share it on our weekly linky party - Monday Kid Corner @ The Jenny Evolution. See you there!


  3. Ooh sounds delicious!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  4. This sounds great. If I were to separate it into mini loaves, would I do it before or after it rises? We were thinking to give these out at Teacher Appreciation. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Love those little helping hands. Looks delicious!
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  6. Hi, if I want to make mini loaves, should I separate the dough after the first rise?

  7. i'd love to do mini loaves, that'll give each kid their own large roll :)

  8. come share this please on our #kidsinthekitchen please http://lookwhatmomfound.com/2013/05/making-a-forever-flower-kidsinthekitchen.html

  9. I love, love, love, this recipe! I recently blogged about a bread recipe I made that was inspired by this one. I linked back to this one, in my post, so that everyone could enjoy the inspirational goodness :) Thanks!

    Here's the post if you'd like to see it: http://www.sapanraggo.com/2013/07/easy-everyday-bread-this-is-game-changer.html