Wild Rice and Oat Bran Bread (With Bread Machine Directions)

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 1 loaf




  • In a large bowl, stir together 1 cup of the bread flour and the yeast; set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan heat and stir milk, honey, butter, and salt just until warm (120°F to 130°F) and butter is almost melted.
  • Add the milk mixture on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
  • Beat on high speed for 3 minutes.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir in whole wheat flour, wild rice, oat bran, and as much of remaining bread flour as you can.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining bread flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes total). Shape dough into a ball.
  • Place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease the surface.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size (1 to 1-1/4 hours).
  • Punch down dough.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Coat an 8x8x2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Shape dough into a loaf by patting or rolling.
  • To shape by patting, gently pat and pinch dough into a loaf shape, tucking edges beneath.
  • To shape by rolling, on a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12x8-inch rectangle.
  • Roll up, starting from a short side.
  • Seal seams with fingertips as you roll.
  • Place shaped dough in prepared pan.
  • Cover; let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (30 to 45 minutes).
  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • Bake about 35 minutes to 40 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped.
  • If necessary, cover loosely with foil the last 10 minutes to prevent over browning. Remove from pan.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Makes 1 loaf (16 slices).
  • Bread Machine Directions:
  • Add the ingredients to 1-1/2-pound loaf bread machine according to the manufacturer's directions, except use 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast or bread machine yeast.
  • If available, select the whole grain cycle, check dough and, if necessary, add more bread flour or milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make a dough that forms a smooth ball. Remove hot bread from machine as soon as it is done. Cool on a wire rack.