Ancient Multigrain Bread ~ Bread Machine Recipe

Do you love bread, too?

In the last couple weeks I'd gotten stuck on a french bread recipe that my family really enjoys, and I felt awful feeding them so much white flour. We don't usually eat much white flour, but the crust on this french bread was sooo good! I tried making it 1/3 wheat, but still wasn't feeling good about it, and I began to search for a simple 100% wheat recipe that we enjoyed as much.

We found it. It's yummy, healthy, simple, and the crust is wonderful.

This recipe is for your bread machine. Please check in advance to be certain you have a multigrain setting on your machine.

Ancient Multigrain Bread

3 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp salt
2 TBSP dry milk
2 1/2 TBSP butter
3 TBSP brown sugar
3 TBSP Quinoa
1 TBSP Flax seed meal
1 11/16 cups water
1 1/2 tsp dry yeast

Put ingredients in order listed by your bread machine's instructions, on the multigrain cycle.

The multigrain cycle on my Panasonic takes a whopping five hours, but it is worth it!

(This post is linked with The Nourishing Gourmet's Pennywise Platter Thursday and the Ultimate Recipe Swap.)


  1. Hi! Very pretty blog! I popped over from The Nourishing Gourmet. Does this make a 2 lb. loaf?

  2. Thanks, Nanny Y! Yes, it makes a 2 lb loaf.

  3. I think I'm going to make this today but my machine doesn't have a multigrain setting. Do you think I could make it using the whole wheat setting? This sounds soooo delicious!

  4. Can I use freshly ground flour with this recipe?

    What do I substitute if I don't have dried milk

    Thanks! Enjoying your blog!

  5. @Angela, freshly ground wheat is perfect :) And, if you want to omit the powdered milk, I think using milk instead of the water would be fine. I haven't tried it that way, but it should work! :)


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