Yield: 1 2lb loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 hours and 40 minutes (+/- depending on your machine)
1 cup milk
2/3 - 1 cup water*
2 tbsp olive oil
1-2 tbsp honey
2 tsp salt
3 3/4 cups whole wheat flour (this can also be made with ground rye flour)
3/4 cup cereal or seeds (9 grain raw hot cereal; a blend of milled flax, millet and sunflower seeds; or just straight sunflower seeds and old fashioned oats)
2 1/4 tsp (or 1 pkg) Active dry yeast
2 tbsp vital wheat gluten (optional, but this really helps make a "fluffier" loaf)
1. Place all ingredients in the order they are listed into the baking pan of your bread machine.
2. Follow the directions on your machine for whole wheat bread.
3. Remove from machine when done and allow to cool on a baking rack for at least one hour.
4. Slice, Toast and enjoy (toasting optional, but why not give it a try, you'll be glad you did)
*depending on the type of cereal or seeds you use, you may need to increase the water. Start with 2/3 and go up from there. Allow dough to knead for 5 minutes before adding additional water. When I used the 9-Grain cereal I ended up using a total of 1 cup of water)