Honey Wheat Bread Bowl Recipe

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There’s a bakery in Asheville where I like to stop and pick up bread bowls on days I plan to make creamy soup for dinner.

The problem is, every time I stop by they have already sold out of bread bowls. I just can’t seem to get there early enough to find them in stock.

That’s ok, bread bowls are easy to make. Much easier than you might think.

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As long as you have a good electric mixer with a bread hook, all the hard work is done for you.

This particular Honey Wheat Bread Bowl Recipe is a personal favorite, with it’s slightly sweet flavor and wheaty aroma.

Each dough ball is brushed with egg before baking to create a dark glossy crust, then kissed with salt flakes on top. You can cut out a core to turn the round loaves into bowls, then snack on the salty-sweet core!

Ready to get started?

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How to Make Bread Bowls

1) Make sure to start with lukewarm (just slightly warm) water to active the yeast. Hot water will kill the yeast, then the bread won’t rise. Give the yeast time to foam in the warm water and honey.

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2) Once all the ingredients are added to the mixer, let the mixer knead the dough for 10-15 minutes to work the gluten in the flour.

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3) Let the dough rise twice. Once in the mixing bowl, and again after rolled into balls. This insures proper air bubbles form and give the bread lift and a soft interior texture.

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4) Brush the dough balls thoroughly with egg, to create a glossy crust. If you miss spots, there will be discoloration in the crust. The glossy exterior helps seal the crust so the soup can’t seep out over time. It also keeps the bread fresh for a longer period of time, so you can make bread bowls several days before serving. Just be sure not to cut them open until right before serving.

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5) Make sure the oven is well preheated. Bake until the crust is a rich deep brown. Cool completely before serving

All in all, the actual time you are working on the bowls is just 20 minutes or less, with a little wait time for rising.

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You are going to love this Honey Wheat Bread Bowl Recipe. Just think of all the thick creamy soups that would taste fabulous served like this.

Thick Soups Perfect for Bread Bowls

Irish Beer Cheese Soup (Shown in the image above.)

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Turkey Chili

Lightened-Up Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Creamy Poblano Pepper Soup

Healthy Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup

Creamy Carrot Soup

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Honey Wheat Bread Bowl Recipe

Yield: 4 bowls

Prep Time:20 minutes (active time)

Cook Time:25 minutes

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Honey Wheat Bread Bowl Recipe – Learn How to Make Bread Bowls with this easy recipe. Gorgeous glazed bread bowls with a sweet wheaty flavor.


  • 1 2/3 cups lukewarm water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons flavorless oil (vegetable oil, grape seed)
  • 2 tablespoons dry active yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt flakes for garnish, if desired


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Pour the lukewarm water in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add the honey, oil, dry active yeast, sea salt, and 1 cup all purpose flour. Using a bread hook, mix the ingredients for 30 seconds. Then turn off the mixer and let the mixture sit and foam for 10 minutes. (If the water is too hot, it will kill the yeast and it won’t foam.)
  2. Turn the mixer on low and add the remaining all purpose flour and the whole wheat flour. Allow the mixer to “knead” the dough for at least 10 minutes to develop the gluten. Then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to rise until double in size, 60-90 minutes in a warm kitchen.
  3. Once the dough has doubled, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Punch the dough down and cut it into four equal pieces. Roll each piece into a tight ball and place them on the baking sheet 3-4 inches part. Make sure any creases are on the bottom, against the baking sheet. Allow the dough to rise another 30 minutes.
  4. Whisk one egg, then thoroughly brush the dough balls with egg. Brush all the way down to the parchment. Then sprinkle the tops with salt flakes and carefully score an X on the top of each ball.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the crust is a deep brown. Cool completely. When ready to fill with soup, use a serrated knife to cut a deep core out of the center. Use your hand to rip out addition space in the bread bowls, then fill with creamy soup and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 bowls, Serving Size: 1 bowl

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 962 Calories
  • Total Fat: 37.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 47mg
  • Sodium: 960mg
  • Carbohydrates: 133.6g
  • Fiber: 5.9g
  • Sugar: 0.6g
  • Protein: 21.6g
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posted in Bread, Soup
last updated July 2, 2018

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11 comments on “Honey Wheat Bread Bowl Recipe

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  5. Mary McIsaacposted March 9, 2017 at 5:45 pm Reply

    Made these bread bowls for a lunch I was having today with a friend and one of my sisters. They were absolutely delicious!! I will be making them again. My sister took the extra bread bowl and my chipotle pumpkin soup for her supper tomorrow. We all ate the entire bowl! Thanks for the recipe.

    Rating: 5
  6. Jess W.posted March 9, 2016 at 1:55 pm Reply

    I’m almost ashamed to admit this after looking at these gorgeous bread bowls but I’ve never had soup in a bread bowl before….I’ve seen them everywhere but never tried it. I really need to now, these look amazing!

  7. Gaby Dalkinposted March 6, 2016 at 5:01 pm Reply

    Bread bowls somehow make soup taste even better! These look amazing

  8. [email protected]posted March 5, 2016 at 1:14 pm Reply

    Now, I am really craving one of those delicious looking bread bowls.

  9. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Doughposted March 4, 2016 at 5:31 pm Reply

    There is nothing I want more in life right now than a delicious soup in one of these bread bowls. Love the step by step, too!

  10. Mariaposted March 4, 2016 at 10:36 am Reply

    Gorgeous bread!

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