Honey Whole Wheat Sourdough

Honey Whole Wheat Sourdough on Cutting Board

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This year I’ve made two new goals: eat healthier and try new things. To follow through with my goal, I thought I’d try whole wheat as my newest flour. And since whole wheat flour is definitely healthier than all-purpose flour, it’s a win-win.

I will admit that I was a little scared to try whole wheat flour because I’ve never worked with it before. Many of my friends and family had tried whole wheat recipes, and they had mixed results. On good days, whole wheat bread has an amazing flavor that you just can’t get with all-purpose flour. But on bad days, whole wheat bread can turn into a brick. It doesn’t rise. It stays heavy and thick and dry and coarse.

However, I wasn’t about to run away from a good recipe just because it required something new. I figured that even if my bread was a complete disaster, I could at least blog about it and tell the tale of the worst bread I’ve ever made.

But this honey whole wheat sourdough recipe surprised me.

Cinnamon swirl bread on plate next to cinnamon sticks

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

If you feel adventurous, try this cinnamon swirl bread. Although that perfect swirl shape takes practice, its delicious flavor is worth the work.