Light and Grainy Wheat, Rye, and Flax Seed Bread Recipe -
Light and Grainy Wheat, Rye, and Flax Seed Bread Recipe
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Light and Grainy Wheat, Rye, and Flax Seed Bread

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"Good for getting into whole wheat and grains, this bread is very light, rather chewy and moist, excellent for sandwiches, and easy to slice."

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Original recipe makes 2 - 9x5 inch loaves Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    2 hrs 45 mins


  1. Pour boiling water over shredded wheat cereal in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the salt, molasses, and butter; let cool to about 100 degrees F (40 degrees C), about 15 minutes. Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  2. Sprinkle the yeast over the 1/2 cup of warm water in a small bowl. The water should be no more than 100 degrees F (40 degrees C). Let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam.
  3. Stir the yeast mixture into the cooled cereal mixture. Beat in the whole wheat flour, rye flour, and flax seed. Beat in the all-purpose flour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic but not stiff, about 10 minutes.
  4. Lightly oil a large bowl, then place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C)) until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  5. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Use a knife to divide the dough into two equal pieces. Form the dough into 2 loaves, and place the loaves into the prepared pans. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped, about 50 minutes.
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Aug 11, 2009

This was a really good yet dense bread. I think mine was denser because i used spelt instead of white flour. It was bread thaat ate like a meal.

Jun 07, 2010

Not sure what went wrong, mommyjo - this bread turned out great. I used 4 Quaker Muffets for the cereal, and used 1 cup rye and 4 cups whole wheat flour. It baked up perfectly in 50 minutes. The loaves are dense but not overly dense and have a nice crust. Wonderful! I will make this again.

Nov 20, 2009

I made this bread according to the recipe and it was so dense that the outside cooked but the inside didn't. It also didn't rise at all after I split it into the two pans, maybe this is why.

Dec 26, 2014

Very nice, flavorful bread. My visiting family members loved the taste; it has a sweetness from the molasses and a graininess from the variety of flours and the cereal that makes for a nice little taste. I made the dough in the bread machine, finished off in the oven, and did not have shredded wheat cereal so just used Grape Nuts. If I ever have Shredded Wheat, I'll try that next time. Overall, though, this was a lovely bread. I made rolls and a free form loaf that turned out well. Thanks for the recipe.

Sep 06, 2014

I make a lot of bread and really loved this one. I placed the shredded wheat in the KA bowl, waited the recommended 15 minutes. I used the dough hook to knead everything. I let the dough hook do the work for 10 minutes, the dough will ride up on the hook so I had to stop the mixer and push it back down. I then wiped out the bowl and lightly greased it with olive oil and put the dough back in. In exactly one hour the dough had doubled in size. I then put it on a floured counter, cut in half and put it on two prepared loaf pans, I sprinkled the bottom of the pans with corn meal. I made two small changes as I only had 1/4 cup of ground flax seed. I added two Tbs of vital wheat gluten and oat bran to measure 1/2 cup. Yes, the dough was very sticky but from past experience I know that this makes very moist bread. The cooking time was a bit off, it was done in 40 minutes. I will be making this one again. Thanks Abrux.


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  • Calories
  • 149 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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