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Mixed Grain, Seed and Nut Bread

Seeds and nuts add to the nutritional value of this delicious bread.



            cooking spray or unsalted butter for the pans

1 23     cups warm (105-110°F) water

1          tablespoon molasses

2¼       teaspoons active dry yeast

3½       cups whole wheat flour

1 13    cups bread flour, divided

½         cup regular oats

1½       tablespoons vital wheat gluten

2          teaspoons salt

2          tablespoons flax seed oil or walnut oil

2          tablespoons flax seeds

2          tablespoons poppy seeds

2          tablespoons hulled pumpkin seeds, toasted

2          tablespoons sesame seeds

2          tablespoons roasted unsalted sunflower seeds

23       cup slivered almonds or other roughly chopped nuts – optional


Place warm water, molasses and yeast in the Cuisinart™ mixing bowl. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes until mixture is foamy and bubbly.

While yeast is proofing, combine 2 cups of whole-wheat flour with 1 cup bread flour, oats, vital wheat gluten, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the yeast mixture. Insert the dough hook and mix on speed 2 for 2 minutes.

Combine remaining flours and reserve. Add the oil, flax seeds, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and optional nuts. Mix for an additional 2 minutes on speed 3. Continuing on speed 3, add the remaining flour 1 tablespoon at a time until a dough ball forms that clings to the dough hook and cleans the sides of the bowl. Set the timer for 4 minutes to allow the dough to knead. Transfer to a clean bowl, cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until volume is doubled, about 1 to 1½ hours.

Lightly coat two 8x4x3-inch loaf pans with unsalted butter or cooking spray. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces and shape into loaves. Place in prepared pans, cover and let rise until dough comes up over the top of the pan by about ¾ inch.

While dough is rising, preheat oven to 375°F. Bake loaves for 30 to 40 minutes, until lightly browned and hollow sounding when tapped. Remove from pans and let cool on a wire rack.

Bread slices best when allowed to cool completely before slicing.

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Makes 2 loaves, about 1 pound each

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

no nutrition information available

This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
5.5 Quart Stand Mixer