Fluffy Multi-Grain Bread

Recipe by Wilmom
READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
YIELD: 2 loaves




  • In a large bowl, combine 7-grain hot cereal mix, 1 1/2 cup boiling water, 5 T. honey-4 T. butter, salt.
  • Stir. Cover (I use a dinner plate).
  • Let stand 1 hour.
  • Remove cover.
  • Add 1 cup cool water; stir to combine all ingredients.
  • Add yeast; stir to dissolve yeast.
  • Continue stirring to combine ingredients well; or use large mixer to mix well.
  • Mix just until combined.
  • Mix flours together in separate bowl.
  • Attach dough hook to mixer. Start on low speed.
  • Add flours to cereal mixture, one cup at a time.
  • Add flax, sunflower seeds, and nuts.
  • Continue mixing till dough cleans the sides of the mixing bowl (you may have to add a bit more flour).
  • Remove from mixer and place on floured bread board.
  • Knead 5 minutes.
  • Clean mixer bowl.
  • Add 2 T. vegetable oil to clean bowl, tipping so that oil covers the bottom and part-way up the sides of the bowl.
  • Place dough in bowl, then flip it over so that oiled side is on top.
  • Turn on your oven light (this provides the warmth to proof your dough.
  • Place bowl in the oven. Close the door.
  • Let rise till double (about 1 hour).
  • Remove from oven (leave the light on and re-close the door).
  • Place on floured bread board.
  • Separate in two pieces.
  • Knead each piece 5 minutes.
  • Form each into a cylinder, to fit the loaf pan.
  • Oil 2 loaf pans.
  • Place dough in loaf pans.
  • Return to oven. Close door. Leave the light on.
  • Let rise 1 hour or till dough mounds above the top of the pans.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes at 375°F.