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Mixed Grain, Seed and Nut Bread

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

Ingredients

cooking spray or unsalted butter 2½ cups warm (105-110°F) water 1½ tablespoons molasses 3 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast 5 ¼ cups whole wheat flour 3 cups bread flour, divided ¾ cup regular oats 2½ tablespoons vital wheat gluten 1 tablespoon salt 3 tablespoons flax seed oil or walnut oil 3 tablespoons flax seeds 3 tablespoons poppy seeds 3 tablespoons hulled pumpkin seeds, toasted 3 tablespoons sesame seeds 3 tablespoons roasted unsalted sunflower seeds 1 cup slivered almonds or other roughly chopped nuts - optional cooking spray or unsalted butter for the pans

Nutritional information

No nutrition information available

Instructions

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 4 ¾ cups of whole wheat flour with 2½ cups 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 9" x 5"x 3" 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 35 to 45 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.