Harvest Grain Blend for Bread

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I was inspired by the Harvest Grain Blend that King Arthur Flour sells, but being in Canada, the cost of shipping is prohibitive enough to make me come up with my own version. Add 1/2 to 2/3 cup to your favourite bread for extra crunch, flavour, and nutrition! I suggest replacing 2 tbsp of each cup of flour with the mixture as a starting point. I've also added some barley flakes and 7 grain cereal to my mix. Store in a tightly sealed container. Another way to use the mix is to make a "soaker", which you do by pouring 1 cup of hot water over 2/3 cup of the mix, and allowing it to soak overnight. Then add this to your bread mix, ensuring to subtract out the 1 cup of water and 2/3 cup of flour from the recipe you're working with.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup rye flakes
  • 1 cup wheat flakes
  • 1 cup whole oat groats (also known as oat berries)
  • 1 cup millet
  • 1 cup barley (barley flakes, not barley) (optional)
  • 1 cup seven-grain cereal (optional)
  • 12 cup flax seed
  • 12 cup poppy seed
  • 12 cup sesame seeds
  • 12 cup sunflower seeds


  1. Mix all ingredients together. Store in tightly sealed container.
  2. To use, substitute mix flour, using 2 tbsp per 1 cup of flour. To use soaked (which will make it less crunchy, and more chewy), add 1 cup hot water to 2/3 cup of the mix, and allow to sit, covered overnight. Ensure when adding to your flour mix to subtract the water and mix from your recipe's water and flour.
Most Helpful

Delicious and nutritious! I did the overnight soak method and used it in my Whole Wheat Bread (A B M), so now my innocent wheat bread is on the equivalent of steroids! lol! Thanks, Katzen! Made for Veggie Recipe Swap.

mersaydees September 27, 2009

Thank you so much! I was doing work research on the recent popularity of "Ancient Grains." I found this recipe and used it for my first wheat-alternative experiment. I love how versatile it is. Using your recipe I put together a large batch from the grain bins at my local hippie grocery store, replacing the couple of ingredients that weren't available with ones that were. I got about 6 lbs of the mixture for under $13. I subbed out 1/4 cup of the mixture in a simple bread machine egg bread recipe, and it has added wonderful texture and depth of flavor. Thanks again.

Megan Connor March 19, 2015