Bread Machine – Multigrain Bread Recipe

Bread Machine Multigrain Bread

This easy bread machine multigrain bread recipe is a delicious way to add more fiber and nutrients into your family’s diet.  Multigrain bread uses a wide range of grains and seeds as the key ingredient. For example, in this recipe, we used a 10 grain product that includes wheat, rye, triticale, millet, brown rice, barley, corn, soy beans, oat bran and flaxseeds. However, there are many varieties of multigrain cereal (i.e. 5 or 7 grain cereals). Use your favorite! However, be aware this is not a light & fluffy bread. It is a hearty bread with lots of crunchy grain. Multigrain bread is usually preferred by “back to nature” adults versus kids.

This homemade bread makes for a great “crunchy” breakfast toast, a more flavorful lunch sandwich, etc. I really like to use multigrain bread in order to make an avocado, tomato & cheese sandwich or a grilled cheese sandwich with a little extra crunch.

Since this multigrain bread recipe is done in a bread machine, it is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 5 minutes or so to prepare and then you let the bread machine do the rest of the work. For more great recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of this page. If you like this recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating. Thanks!

Key Ingredient – Multigrain Cereal

Closer Look at Multigrain Cereal

Multigrain Cereal

Finished Product – Delicious Multigrain Bread

Sliced Multigrain Bread

Bread Machine Multigrain Bread

Ingredients – Bread Machine Multigrain Bread Recipe (2 lb loaf)

  • 1 1/2 Cups – Milk (warm)
  • 4 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 3 Cups – Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup – Multigrain Cereal
  • 1/3 Cup – Brown Sugar (packed cup)
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Bread Machine Yeast

Ingredients – Bread Machine Multigrain Bread Recipe (1.5 lb loaf)

  • 1 1/8 Cups – Milk (warm) – 1 1/8 cups of milk is equivalent to 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 3 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 2 1/4 Cups – Bread Flour
  • 3/4 Cup – Multigrain Cereal
  • 1/4 Cup – Brown Sugar (packed cup)
  • 1 Teaspoon – Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon – Bread Machine Yeast

Servings – Roughly 12 slices

  • Equipment required for this recipe –  Measuring cup & spoons, flexible spatula, oven mitts, cooling rack… and of course, a bread machine!

Instructions – Bread Machine Multigrain Bread Recipe

  • Bread machine settings – 1.5 or 2 pound loaf, light color and “basic” bread setting.
  • Soften the butter in your microwave.
  • Be aware that the bread pan should be removed from the bread machine before you start to add any ingredients. This helps to avoid spilling any material inside the bread machine. The bread machine should always be unplugged when removing the bread pan.
  • Pour the milk into the bread pan and then add the other ingredients. Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the liquid or salt (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together). Some people like to make a small “divot” on top of the flour in order to hold the yeast in one spot before the machine starts.
  • Put the bread pan (with all of the ingredients) back into the bread machine, close the bread machine lid and then plug in the bread machine.
  • Enter the correct settings (i.e. 1.5 lb or 2 lb loaf, light color & basic bread setting) and press the “start” button.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, unplug the bread machine. Remove the bread from the bread pan and place the bread on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container (bread pan) as it will be very hot!
  • After removing the bread, don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle will be very hot coming out of the bread machine. Or wait until the bread is completely cooled and then remove the mixing paddle.
  • In our Sunbeam bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread loaf (and 2:53 hours for a 1.5 lb bread loaf) at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

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Tips – Bread Machine Multigrain Bread Recipe

  • The tips below are designed to help bread machine “novices” and those who haven’t touched their bread machine in years.
  • Make sure not to confuse the 1.5 lb & 2 lb ingredient amounts and machine settings! For example, don’t use the 2 lb setting if you added the 1.5 lb ingredient amounts into your bread pan.
  • If you have a smaller bread machine, you should try the recipe for 1.5 lb version first. A 2 lb bread loaf can be too big for a small bread machine. If you are uncertain about your bread machine “loaf capacity”, please start with the 1.5 lb version.
  • To make this bread look more “authentic”, I sprinkled some multigrain cereal on the top of the dough after the bread machine has finished its final kneading cycle. Or you can ignore this step if you want to hide the multigrain aspect from your kids! 🙂 This step is optional because it is mainly for decorative purposes. For safety purposes – Do not put your hands in the bread machine & always wear oven mitts when dealing with a bread machine because it can get hot!
  • Also remember this is NOT a soft white bread recipe! This recipe creates a hearty & slightly crunchy multigrain bread.
  • Optional – If you want to turn this bread into a tasty breakfast bread, you can add 1/2 cup of dried cranberries, raisins or dried blueberries to the dough AFTER the first bread machine mixing and BEFORE the second/final mixing. Our thanks to Mary for this fruity tip!
  • This recipe uses bread flour. Not whole wheat flour. If you use whole wheat flour, the bread is likely to have problems rising properly.
  • For this bread recipe, I use Bob’s Red Mill 10 Grain Cereal product as the multigrain ingredient.
  • The main problem with using regular milk is that people tend to use cold refrigerated milk and this can slow the yeast growth. Try to use warm milk (or instant powdered milk mixed into warm water). However, you should also be aware that the milk/water should not be too hot because very hot milk/water can kill the yeast.
  • If you have a problem with a bread machine recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly (i.e. using the correct bread machine settings), you are using the correct amount of an ingredient (i.e. don’t eyeball the measurements versus using a measurement cup or accidentally add a teaspoon when a tablespoon is called for), you are using the correct ingredients (i.e. bread machine yeast versus regular yeast or bread flour versus all purpose flour), etc. Please don’t “wing” things with recipes.
  • Be aware that some bread recipes may differ slightly between different types of bread machines. Therefore, please read your bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions for basic bread recipes (i.e. white bread or whole wheat bread) as these are more likely to work on your individual bread machine.
  • If you haven’t used your bread machine in a long time, please buy some new bread machine yeast before making your bread. Old yeast can die or lose its potency and this will lead to bread that does not rise properly. Bread machine yeast is not likely to be viable if it has been sitting in your pantry for years.
  • Always wear oven mitts/gloves when dealing with a bread machine. The bread pan and the rest of the bread machine can get very hot during the baking process. This means that the bread pan and bread machine is likely to be very hot when you attempt to remove a baked good from the bread machine and/or bread pan.
  • For more easy bread machine recipes (i.e. white bread, banana bread, cornbread, pizza dough, French bread, etc.), please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section.

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Bread Machine - Multigrain Bread Recipe

This easy bread machine multigrain bread recipe is a delicious way to add more fiber and nutrients into your family's diet.  Multigrain bread uses a wide range of grains and seeds as the key ingredient. For example, in this recipe, we used a 10 grain product that includes wheat, rye, triticale, millet, brown rice, barley, corn, soy beans, oat bran and flaxseeds. For more great bread recipes, please visit BreadDad.com
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread machine multigrain, bread machine multigrain bread, bread machine multigrain bread recipe, bread machine multigrain recipe, multigrain bread machine, multigrain bread machine recipe, multigrain bread recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

Multigrain Bread - 2 lb Version

  • 1 1/2 Cup Milk (warm)
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 3 Cups Bread Flour
  • 1 Cup Multigrain Cereal
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar (packed cup)
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Bread Machine Yeast

Multigrain Bread - 1.5 lb Version

  • 1 1/8 Cups Milk (warm) - 1 1/8 cups of milk is equivalent to 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 2 1/4 Cups Bread Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Multigrain Cereal
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar (packed cup)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Bread Machine Yeast

Instructions

  • Bread machine settings – 1.5 or 2 pound loaf, light color and “basic” bread setting.
  • Soften the butter in your microwave.
  • Be aware that the bread pan should be removed from the bread machine before you start to add any ingredients. This helps to avoid spilling any material inside the bread machine. The bread machine should always be unplugged when removing the bread pan.
  • Pour the milk into the bread pan and then add the other ingredients. Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the liquid or salt (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together). Some people like to make a small “divot” on top of the flour in order to hold the yeast in one spot before the machine starts.
  • Put the bread pan (with all of the ingredients) back into the bread machine, close the bread machine lid and then plug in the bread machine.
  • Enter the correct settings (i.e. 1.5 lb or 2 lb loaf, light color & basic bread setting) and press the “start” button.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, unplug the bread machine. Remove the bread from the bread pan and place the bread on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread machine container (bread pan) as it will be very hot!
  • After removing the bread, don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle will be very hot coming out of the bread machine. Or wait until the bread is completely cooled and then remove the mixing paddle.
  • In our Sunbeam bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread loaf (and 2:53 hours for a 1.5 lb bread loaf) at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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