Cracked Wheat Buttermilk Bread With Sunflower Seeds

READY IN: 3hrs 25mins
Recipe by MMers

This is a nutritious, hearty bread with a nice nutty taste. It makes great toast! Cracked wheat can be found in a bulk food store.

Top Review by GourmetGrandma

This makes the most amazing bread! I have modified the recipe to use olive oil instead of butter, omit the sunflower seeds, and use my stand mixer with dough hook. I found I needed a bit more flour because the dough was too soft; knead with the dough hook until dough leaves the sides of the bowl, about 6-10 min. Let rise in a bowl sprayed with Pam, covered about 45 min. Deflate and form in a loaf and let rise, covered for another 45 min. Bake 40-45 min. @ 350, tenting with foil after 20 min. to prevent over-browning. Delish! p.s. Buy the cracked wheat from

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put cracked wheat into a small pot with 1 to 2 cups of water.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and boil for 6 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and drain well.
  4. Let cool about 15 minutes.
  5. Put cooked wheat into bread machine.
  6. Add all other ingredients as listed except for the sunflower seeds.
  7. If you don't have buttermilk, you can make a substitute by adding 1 tbsp lemon juice to one cup of whole milk.
  8. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes.
  9. Use amount called for in the recipe.
  10. Set bread machine for whole wheat bread.
  11. Press start.
  12. Add sunflower seeds at'addition' beep.

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