Russian Rye Bread for the Bread Machine

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

My Dr was recently extolling the virtues of rye bread for the diabetic. More fiber and the lowest glycemic index of any bread. This recipe makes a small 1 lb loaf. Baking time is however long it takes your machine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
  2. Select Basic bread cycle and start machine.
Most Helpful

The flavor of this bread is soooo good. Strong rye flavor and just what I was looking for. That said I did have some problems with making it, I'm thinking it's not the recipe issue but probably as I'm fairly new at working with rye bread. I thought I followed the recipe and loved that it made a small loaf so that I didn't have a lot of waste. The size turned out perfect for me and DH. But while the ABM was working I noticed that the dough was really dry and crumbly - not coming together into a ball. I added more water a tablespoon at a time and it took about a half a cup more before it began to come together as I expected. Being rye I expected a sticky dough not a dry one so this was a surprise to me. When I did get the dough, it had a good rise and the flavor when done was just what I was looking. Worth the extra effort.

Bonnie G #2 October 29, 2013

This was wonderful bread! Mixed the dough in the bread machine, then took it out, kneaded it about 30 seconds, formed into a loaf and let it rise again. Baked it in the oven. Turned out great! Thanks for sharing.

HRaba June 30, 2012

I wanted a small loaf and this fit the bill. Because I don't like the shape of any loaf in my machine, and I knew a small loaf would be a 4-inch FLAT square, I finished this off by hand, and baked in a small loaf pan. I got a perfect snack-sandwich size loaf. This is a light rye, so flavor is subtle. As per a previous review, I used half light honey and half molasses for the dark honey. Thanks for this keeper, for when we want just enough rye bread to go with our soup.

Outta Here August 14, 2011