I know I said I was on vacation, but this is a recipe that just can’t wait: a multigrain loaf of bread that is as delicious as it is good for you!

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When I baked this loaf of multigrain bread, my life was changed forever. I’ve been curious about baking with whole grains for a long time, but it intimidated me. Too many strange ingredients and, in my opinion, not enough of a payoff. So I stayed in my comfort zone. I’m glad I finally took the plunge with this loaf, it was definitely worth the few extra steps. Taking that first bite of warm, flavorful, and hearty bread was an epiphany, truly. This is the bread that I want to be baking and enjoying regularly, guilty-free.

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I’ve been cutting back on bread (and everything) lately in an effort to be healthier, but I didn’t feel guilty at all devouring a few slices of this multigrain loaf. It’s packed with good stuff like whole wheat flour, rye flour, bulgur wheat, flaxseed, oats, and sunflower seeds. With a little help from small amounts of honey and real butter, it all bakes up into one beautiful and tasty loaf. I think this loaf is going to have a permanent place in our house and in my diet. Even my husband and toddler enjoyed it. Finally, something my taste buds, waistline, and whole family can agree on!

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It can be intimidating, I’ve been there! The best way is just to dive in with a recipe from a source that you trust. Start with one that’s been developed for whole grains, that way you’ll have a greater chance of success. You can always experiment with making your favorite recipes whole grain once you’re more comfortable. You’ll also need a good resource for some of the less common baking ingredients. I like the bulk section at my local whole foods store. I can find all the ingredients I need and buy the right amount needed for the recipe. If you can’t find something, purchase it online.

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Multigrain Bread

Yield: 1 loaf

Multigrain Bread

A multigrain loaf of bread that is as delicious as it is good for you

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons (30 grams) bulgur wheat
  • 1 ¼ cup (300 ml) water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons (43 grams) honey
  • 2 tablespoon (28 grams) butter
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon (1 packet, 7 grams) active-dry yeast
  • 1 ½ cup (170 grams) whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup (50 grams) rye flour
  • 2 teaspoons coast salt
  • ¼ cup (25 grams) rolled oats
  • ¼ cup (35 grams) flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons (18 grams) raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 ½ cup (170 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon of water, for wash
  • Additional sunflower seeds and rolled oats, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Soak the bulgur wheat in ¼ cup warm water for 30 minutes.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the remaining 1 cup water, honey, and butter. Place over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat and let cool for about 5 minutes (to about 120-130 degrees F).
  3. Meanwhile, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the yeast, whole wheat flour, rye flour, and salt. Pour in the warm water mixture and mix until combined. Add the rolled oats, flaxseed, sunflower seeds and soaked bulger wheat and mix until combined.
  4. Add the all-purpose flour a few tablespoons at a time until the dough clears the bowl (you may not use all of the flour). Continue kneading in the mixer until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 10-12 minutes. This dough is heavier than many bread doughs, but you should be able to pull it a bit without it immediately breaking.
  5. Gather dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm place. Let rise until doubled and it doesn’t bounce back when pressed. Punch down dough and knead a few times until smooth. Let rest for about 5 minutes.
  6. Place dough in a dutch oven or large pot lined with parchment paper. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sunflower seeds and rolled oats. Use a sharp knife to slice 3 cuts into the top of the bread. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for an additional 30-45 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 degrees and place oven rack in the center of the oven (or lower if necessary to fit the pot). When ready to bake, cover the dutch oven with a lid and place in the oven. Turn the oven temp down to 400 degrees and bake for about 45 minutes, until the top of the bread is golden brown.
  8. Let bread cool before slicing. It is best enjoyed the day it is baked, but will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for several days.

Recipe adapted liberally from Martha Stewart.

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264 Responses to Rustic Multigrain Loaf

  1. this is serious loaf! look at that crumb, perfect! I would love to make this in a tomato sandwich with the late harvest

  2. grace says:

    i like making side dishes using whole grains–quinoa, bulgur, and cracked wheat are all so versatile!

  3. J Farmer says:

    Whole grain? Totally makes my daily sandwich a delicious reality! It’s the best part of my lunch!

  4. Anna says:

    That is one gorgeous loaf of bread! I like to incorporate whole wheat flour into my favorite baking recipes-it makes me feel better about eating them, and I know my husband is getting some whole grains in his diet, even if he doesn’t know it!

  5. Jenny says:

    I definitely prefer using multigrain bread for sandwiches. And i love making granola!

  6. Colleen says:

    I buy my bread from Great Harvest who stone grinds their grain in house!

  7. Elena says:

    I like to make quinoa salad and buckwheat pancakes

  8. This bread seriously looks amazing! I”ll be trying it soon. My son loves bread, but we’ve also been eating alot of quinoa and buckwheat :)

  9. Lisa says:

    I try to make easy switches – like brown rice instead of white rice. Healthier but not really super noticeable

  10. Mami2jcn says:

    We have oatmeal for our healthy grains.

  11. Mami2jcn says:

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  12. LAMusing says:

    We use multi grain breads :) Have yet to find a good multi grain pasta

  13. Norma says:

    We eat oats for breakfast quite often in fall and winter and we eat multi grain cereals with no extra sugars

  14. Kelly D says:

    I buy whole grain cereals and bread that my family enjoys.

  15. Sami says:

    My family loves oatmeal, so we always have it on hand!

  16. Luka says:

    We love gorgeous whole grain loaves of bread! What could be better? Or bulgar wheat pizza crust with honey… Yum!

  17. Alyssa says:

    I try to make things with whole wheat as much as possible!

  18. Katheryn says:

    We love eating quinoa with dinner, and I enjoy plain oats with yogurt, berries, and chia seeds.

  19. Meryl says:

    My family loves whole grains.

  20. Louis says:

    We like brown rice, whole wheat bread, and whole wheat pasta.

  21. Melissa says:

    I probably eat most of my whole grains for breakfast. My go-tos for the morning include oatmeal, Kashi Go Lean (7 whole grains!) and scrambled eggs with 100% whole wheat toast.

  22. Holly B says:

    I make sure to never shop when hungry so I (mostly) bring healthy foods and whole grains home. What is it about being starving and tired that makes you reach for the junk food?

  23. Margot C says:

    I make a simple muffin with whole grain flour, cranberries (reconstituted dried ones are so good this way) and almonds very often that everyone eats.

  24. Victoria says:

    I used to not like anything whole grain; I used to only want to eat white breads. Now that I am older, I appreciate the fiber, and choose whole grain pasta over regular, oat breads over white bread, and even whole grain snacks over regular snacks. :)

  25. Aubrey says:

    I love bread, so much. Whole grain, or multigrain wheat bread, especially. It is most perfect toasted with some goat cheese and a little local honey, with my morning coffee. Magic. The best way to start the day.

  26. Oh, how good does this look?! It reminds me of the rustic homemade loaves my grandmom made when we were on vacation together! I SO love multi grain bread and always buy it at the bakery’s, but now I’ll be able to make it at home myself!

    xo, Elisa

  27. Brooke says:

    Homemade breads is where I use whole grains-Just like this! Though my bread doesn’t usually turn out so beautiful!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  28. Lisa Brown says:

    My favorite way to enjoy whole grains is to bake all kinds of different breads in my bread machine.
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  29. Margene says:

    We bake/buy lots of whole grain breads etc.

  30. Granea says:

    I enjoy whole grains by making whole grain flour biscuits with buttermilk. So yummy! I also use grains when I make healthy “burgers,” like tuna burgers or black bean burgers.

  31. Vadim K says:

    We eat buckwheat brown rice, and whole wheat bread.

  32. Natatlia says:

    I buy organic whole wheat bread, pasta, buckwheat…love this recipie and will def try it!!!!

  33. Alice says:

    I’m so excited to try this recipe! I love using whole grains like oatmeal, quinoa, and whole wheat flour in baking. I just feel like the results are always more hearty; and it’s a plus to know that they are healthful ingredients your body can use.

  34. Naomi Murray says:

    I just like whole grain bread!

  35. Erin R. says:

    I LOVE seedy bread! Definitely saving this recipe.

    We actually bought a grain mill a few years ago and use it two or three times a week, so whole grain flour goes into every single thing we make. Kamut, spelt and white wheat in our noodles, oat, barley and sorghum flour in cookies, white wheat, rye and popcorn (corn meal) in bread, etc. The whole grains are cheap to buy in bulk and store forever, whereas the pre-milled flour can go rancid if you don’t put it in the freezer. It’s super easy if you have a kitchen scale to measure out how much you need, then just grind it up fresh and throw it straight into your recipe! Even as little as half a cup! It’s way fun to try out new grains from the kitchen store, too. I just bought a bag of millet last weekend that I need to bust out.

    But I’d especially recommend the oat flour for cookies. It’s sweet and goes really well in them. And, AND! Nobody has ever been able to tell. ;) It doesn’t make cookies healthy, but it does displace some of the white flour which is only ever a good thing.

    So if you use flour once a week or more, I’d say it’s definitely a good investment to get a grain mill. We’ve used the socks off of ours and will never be without one again.

  36. Deb says:

    We enjoy whole grains by starting our day with steel cuts oats. I also make whole grain bread, not only is it healthy the whole grain has more flavor and character!

  37. Abigail says:

    I always bake using whole grains, my husband especially loves it when I make home made whole wheat buns to ear burgers on. I even use whole grain flours to make our muffins and cookies!

  38. Rosie says:

    One way is I make crackers – all different kinds, with various grains and seeds. It’s so easy! Another way is I like to buy whole grains, crack them, and then have it for breakfast, it is so fresh that way. I also like making breads with whole grains, sometimes sprouting them first.

  39. Lynn says:

    I try to incorporate whole grains by choosing multigrain bread, whole wheat flour and buns.

  40. Heather P says:

    Your bread looks incredibly delish! My family and I eat a lot of whole wheat pasta and whole grain breads:)

  41. Natalie S says:

    I love whole grains such as oatmeal for breakfast!

  42. Maureen says:

    We enjoy eating whole grains in our breakfast food when it is colder such as in Oatmeal. But we also love a great sandwich with 7 grained bread that we make.

  43. Alison says:

    I try to get my grains in the form of oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa (took my a few tries, but now really like it), etc. and try to vary it with salads as well as traditional sides.

  44. tammigirl says:

    I have never baked whole grain bread. My bread and dinner rolls are delicious. Your whole grain bread looks very good!

    I am not ignoring your question about what I do with whole grains. I just don’t do anything. I mean, I eat oats and brown rice, and that’s about as wholesome as my grains get so far.

  45. nancy bowers says:

    I buy whole grain cereals.

  46. We always have a whole wheat baguette in the freezer. We let it defrost, split it in half and brush it with some evoo and herbs, garlic, salt – whatever sounds good. We then grill it for an easy side for dinner Obviously best with a fresh ww baguette, but its so nice to have on hand whenever we want some.

  47. Sheila says:

    I don’t give them another option…and then they eat the whole grain ;)

  48. Rachel Travis says:

    I only purchase whole grain bread, use whole grain crust on pizzas, etc. :) rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com

  49. Noreen says:

    Whole grain breads, cooking with grains

  50. deanna hanson says:

    by only buying healthier bread and foods

  51. D SCHMIDT says:

    We enjoy grains by adding them to muffin and quick bread recipes. We also like to eat brown rice and whole grains

  52. Heidi B says:

    Muffins & Chocolate and whole grains fit in perfectly!

  53. Chelsey N says:

    We actually just tried a new recipe using the spent grain from my husband’s home brew beer! Tasty!

  54. jan says:

    I use whole grains as much as possible, and am always looking for new ideas. My favorite way is to use them in breads. Sometimes I grind them into my flour.

  55. Leslie says:

    I try to use whole grains in breads & even desserts like cinnamon rolls. My hubby loves white bread so I make whole wheat breads for me and the kids, luckily they’re like mom and can’t get enough :)

  56. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I love to eat oatmeal and I only ever use whole grain bread for everything.

  57. Alyshia Fykes says:

    I have a hard time getting my boys to eat whole grains but if I hide them with spaghetti sauce it jelly it makes it easier!

  58. Gorgeous loaf! I’d start with this bread – this would make a great swap for the loaf of French bread I typically buy.

  59. Lauren says:

    We do a lot of oatmeal and quinoa in our kitchen, but my favorite way to incorporate whole grains is this: a piece of toast with safflower mayo, half a ripe avocado mushed on top, salt + pepper. So good. I can’t wait to try it on this bread.

  60. Alicia Boyde says:

    Making fresh bread for sandwiches to pack in their lunches everyday :)

  61. I’ve just discovered Ezekiel bread this year and have been swapping that out for regular bread — it’s yummy and so filling! Would love to try making my own some time…

  62. Chelan says:

    One question: Your recipe calls for 1/4 teaspoon of flax (seems like it’s not even worth putting in there) and Martha’s calls for 1/4 pint. Was this part of the liberal adaptation, or a typo?

    -And while I’ve made plenty of white loaves, I’ve never made whole grain bread before. Considering how much my husband and I love bread, this would be an awesome way to get some more whole grains into our diet :)

    Thanks!

    • Annalise says:

      Thanks for catching my typo! It is 1/4 cup flaxseed (not 1/4 teaspoon). My apologies, it’s been fixed! Let me know if you end up trying the recipe, I’d love to know what you think!

  63. Tina M says:

    i make grain bagel or bread

  64. Elena Vo says:

    Usually I make a list of foods that I can cook that month ( for example, in September, there’ll be lots of dishes with squash, and pumpkins, and a “meat of the month” and a variety of grains. I let my family choose their favorites and then make a menu for the month, making sure there’s plenty of whole grains with every meal.

  65. Jessie C. says:

    We have oatmeal with fresh blueberries for breakfast

  66. Jessie C. says:

    -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/374706167991115776

  67. Sara Floyd says:

    Whole grain is all I eat, and cook with.I am raising my daughter so she’ll never eat white bread.

  68. Sarah says:

    Multigrain toast every morning with a smoothie. As simple as that…

  69. Andrea says:

    I’m a carb-a-holic. Bread is my weakness and this looks like a fantastic option. I love it!

  70. maria says:

    I make homemade granola or oatmeal to get more whole grains in our diet…no more expensive boxed cereals, and I can control the ingredients!

  71. Beth says:

    We use whole grain bread and lots of oatmeal and whole grain noodles in our cooking. I love all the ideas here and can’t wait to try that delicious looking bread! That looks like something my taste buds and tummy will enjoy. Some breads just don’t have the flavor even if they are better for you. You won’t eat what you can’t enjoy. =)

  72. Kimberly Hedges says:

    The bread looks amazing! I love whole grains – brown rice in place of white, baked oatmeal, and using whole wheat white flour in cookies and quick breads.

  73. Alaine says:

    I use it to make fresh sandwiches for lunch everyday!

  74. Jillian says:

    This bread looks amazing! I love whole grains – from brown rice to oatmeal, to whole grain bread – yum! Can’t wait to try this recipe! :-)

  75. Chelsea says:

    I eat brown rice pasta instead of white pasta, brown rice instead of white, and I try to eat quinoa instead of those two when I can since it is a complete protein…and it is so versatile!

  76. Billie says:

    I like to use whole wheat flour for baking.

  77. BB says:

    I love oatmeal blender pancakes!

  78. Tina Wardlaw says:

    I add oats to my smoothies. The bread looks delicious!

  79. Judy Greco says:

    Cook with more seeds like celery seed, anise seed. black mustard seed in yellow dahl soup,.

  80. Jacob says:

    Really it’s just simple choices. We replaced things we use every day like bread or pita bread and replace them with whole wheat. It’s a lot easier than you might think!

  81. Dawn k says:

    We eat alot of hot bread for dinner…especially loaves, and also do fiber friendly cereals for breakfast.

  82. Mercedes says:

    This bread looks incredible! I enjoy whole grains by eating oatmeal every day!

  83. Annalise- this bread is gorgeous! I want to butter it liberally and slather with some homemade jam!!

  84. I really like cooking with whole grain pasta.

  85. Laura C. says:

    My family loves steel cut oatmeal with a little brown sugar added and topped with my homemade chunky applesauce!

  86. Melissa C. says:

    Quinoa salad with herbs and citrus vinagrette is great.

  87. Yuki says:

    I use quick cooking oatmeal whenever a recipe calls for bread crumbs. My “white bread only” husband never knows the difference!

  88. Julia Farmer says:

    I love having whole grain bread with avocado spread for a mid morning snack, its one of my favorites!

  89. jenny says:

    i love to make homemade granola bars with old fashioned oats, rice krispies, honey, PB and add ins like chocolate chips or dried fruit… technically, I would love to also add nuts in but with braces in the house, we haven’t had many nuts in the past 4 years- I am a firm believer that if 1 can’t have it, then I’m not going to make it for the others and leave him out!

  90. Wild Orchid says:

    I really enjoy my whole grains in the form of oatmeal. A bowl of steel-cut oats and brown sugar is so comforting, especially when it is cold outside.

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  91. Nancy Hiatt says:

    There is NOTHING like whole grain bread. I grew up on white bread, and almost can’t stand it now because there is nothing to it. Sandwiches get soggy! It smashes down to the thickness of paper. I’m hungry again in 1/2 hour. Give me whole grain! (plus it’s better for my diabetes).

  92. Nancy Hiatt says:

    My family thinks they don’t like whole grains, so I have to be sneaky. I throw flax seed, ground up flax, and/or wheat germ in smoothies, pancakes, cookies, muffins, etc. One of our favorites is no bake chocolate cookies – you can throw a lot in that and they don’t notice it because of the chocolate and peanut butter flavor!

  93. rachel says:

    I try to buy whole grain pasta products and limit our use of white flour in baking.

  94. Alison says:

    I eat a bowl of rolled oats for breakfast and after dinner (right before bed) – weird, but I love it!

  95. Wild Orchid says:

    I get grains in my diet by eating a large bowl of steel cut oats for breakfast. I love them, especially in the fall!

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  97. Malinda says:

    This loaf looks awesome!! I like to use whole wheat flour in different recipes instead of using all white flour. Like in pancakes, waffles, muffins etc.

  98. Ellen Renee says:

    I use brown rice, whole wheat pasta, steel cut oats, whole wheat flour and pastry flour in my baking. I think this loaf looks fabulous!

  99. Melinda says:

    Switch to whole wheat cereal! :)

  100. That is one gorgeous loaf of bread! And I am definitely going to make this for my family. We eat whole grains with almost every meal, whether in bread, side dishes or entrees. A staple, you could say. :)

    I don’t know if you’ve ever checked out Zoe Francois’ book, Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. It has tons of fantastic whole grain bread ideas.

  101. Anna Pry says:

    by baking my own whole grain breads

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  102. Susan Smith says:

    I get grain into my families diet by making sandwiches out of whole wheat bread and oatmeal in the mornings for breakfast

  103. I buy whole grain cereals.

  104. Nicole Larsen says:

    We eat a lot of grain cereals for breakfast and make oatmeal with oats!

  105. Kiara says:

    I use multi grain breads.
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  106. Margaret Smith says:

    We usually eat oatmeal or whole grain cereals. Thanks so much.

  107. Shannon Baas says:

    By using better bread.

  108. rich morris says:

    Simple…that’s all i buy :)

  109. Emily Morelli says:

    We are allergic to wheat, but enjoy whole grains in our oatmeal, flax granola and but adding flax and chia to our smoothies.

  110. nickie says:

    we eat alot of whole grain cereals.

  111. Carolsue says:

    I always buy multigrain bread and that’s actually what my family likes the most.
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  112. Adrienne gordon says:

    I have switch all our pastas to whole grain.

  113. Crystal F says:

    We’ve swithched from white bread to wheat bread and my girls love oatmeal. We are working towards getting them to eat healthier meals. Thank you!

  114. Cynthia C says:

    I get whole grains every morning by eating oatmeal or a whole grain cereal.

  115. Kimberly Ripley says:

    I make sure I only buy healthy food while I’m at the grocery-store.

  116. Sarah Hirsch says:

    I add whole grains into my diet by buying whole wheat breads/sandwich thins/muffins/etc, but maybe I will try baking – your bread looks delish

  117. Denise S says:

    I’ve been sneaking a little whole wheat flour into some of the things I bake.

  118. Kim H says:

    I implemented healthy eating from the start and I keep cooking healthy

  119. Angela Kinder says:

    We have started buying more organic whole grains.

  120. Tari Lawson says:

    I use grains as side dishes for our dinners. Things like quinoa, wild rice, etc. I add things to them to make them more appealing for my family.

  121. Stephanie V. says:

    I always bake with whole grains – in bread, muffins, scones, even pancakes! kids love it too!
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  122. Suzanne K says:

    I enjoy using quinoa and multigrain breads. I also eat a lot of oats.

  123. Anna E. says:

    well i am blessed with already healthy eaters. So its no effort at all! :)

  124. Barbara M says:

    We all love whole grains!
    Every month we try a new one & take turns picking which grain it will be.
    Thank you.

  125. debbie says:

    I try to add them into foods, like soups and stews, etc.
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  126. Lindsey M says:

    I try to add healthy grains to soups

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  127. Katherine says:

    I use whole grain bread, pasta and use brown rice

  128. Katie K says:

    i don’t give them the option of non whole grains! :)

    we do quinoa, wheatberry and others all the time

  129. Angela s says:

    I buy only whole grain bread & cereals! They love them!

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  130. janna johnson says:

    buying whole grain cereal

  131. alisa says:

    i enjoy whole grains in bread and pasta!

  132. mickeyfan says:

    One way is to buy the pasta that has extra whole grain in it.

  133. joni says:

    They love whole grain breads, crackers, cereals, granola bars, and all kinds of nuts. I have no trouble with them eating whole grain foods.

  134. I eat whole grain cereal and bread. I would love to try the beautiful bread you made!
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  135. Diane baum says:

    We load up on multi-grain bread

  136. Debbie B says:

    usually just by eating oatmeal BUT i’m sure they would love your multi grain bread recipe!

  137. john hutchens says:

    I add whole grains into our everyday food, such as pasta, pancakes and they do not seem to notice

  138. Tamar says:

    I love grains in chips and in breads.

  139. Amy Tong says:

    I love to use whole grain pasta and I always mix a little wheat flour into the bread that I bake to add healthier grains in my family’s diet. I love this loaf that you bake. Looks delicious.

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  140. Neiddy says:

    We like to eat whole grain cereal, bread, pastas and oatmeal.

  141. Carolyn G says:

    I eat multigrain bread every day

  142. Rebecca Graham says:

    We eat whole grain bread when we make sandwiches.

  143. Anne says:

    I bake all of my bread (always whole wheat) and eat lots of quinoa.

  144. Holly C. says:

    my family eats alot of whole grain cereals for breakfast, and we love a hardy grain bread for lunch!

  145. Liz B says:

    This bread looks fantastic! I love incorporating whole grains in my family’s meals through pasta!

  146. Amanda Hamm says:

    I love to eat whole grain but bread but so far have only attempted half wheat half white flour muffins and bread but after reading this post I think I will give it a try! I can imagine this loaf dipped in some yummy fall soups or with a seasonal jam. Yum!!

  147. Romina says:

    I try to eat while grains as much as I can or as it is available to me. I eat oatmeal, multi-grain breads or pasta.

  148. ky2here says:

    I only bake bread with whole grains and we use the leftover dough for pizza crust.

  149. Vera P. says:

    My family honestly doesn’t have much of a choice. I buy whole wheat, quinoa, etc and they eat what I buy or don’t eat LoL Harsh but I try not to buy unhealthy options to leave around. Start the kids early and they don’t know anything but healthy choices. It’s a win.

  150. Angela Wilson says:

    We’re just getting started with whole grains. Starting with pasta–so far so good!

  151. Kim Henrichs says:

    We have switched to whole grain pasta, and I also am baking more with whole grain flour.

  152. Stephanie Larison says:

    I like adding oatmeal to muffins and smoothies

  153. joseph gersch says:

    i make grained bread in my breadmaker for my family

  154. Robin Wilson says:

    We have/are incorporating more and more whole grains into our every day meals including bread and pasta. Though not quite totally using whole grain flour, I combine it with regular flour about 50/50 in recipes so we are on our way. Your bread pics are mouth watering good! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

    zuzu.wilson(at)yahoo(dot)com

  155. Sarah says:

    I make sure the bread we have is 100% whole wheat, I make oatmeal muffins and have ground up oats to put in smoothies.

  156. Lisa Garner says:

    I don’t have much experience using whole grains in my foods yet but I do use whole grain spaghetti noodle when I make spaghetti and my family loves the flavor.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  157. Denice P says:

    What we do at our house to eat more healthy grains it usually eat oatmeal. I also buy whole grain bread at grocery store.

  158. Daniel M says:

    whole wheat bread and oatmeal

  159. Lorena Keech says:

    We eat oatmeal or raisin bran most mornings, use whole grain bread for sandwiches and add wheat germ/flax seed to salads and smoothies.

  160. Christine says:

    lots of oatmeal

  161. Jill Myrick says:

    We always eat whole wheat bread, brown rice and oatmeal just to name a few. Wherever there is an option that is what I will choose.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  162. Dina L says:

    I always buy 100% whole wheat bread. For breakfast, we eat oatmeal with chia seeds or I make a hot cereal from quinoa, nuts and fruit. I also use brown rice with my stir fry. Our favorite snack is Dr. Kracker crackers with organic almond butter.

  163. Jimmy says:

    We always buy whole wheat breads and pastas.

  164. Lauren S. says:

    I sneak whole grains in by making recipes with quinoa (like tabbouleh and turkey quinoa meatloaf) and using whole grain pasta when making pasta dishes.

  165. Brittney House says:

    I do 90% of the cooking so just by using more grain in my dinners will make them eat more.

  166. Deb C says:

    I love fresh whole grain rolls and also nut bread.

  167. Teresa Crosswhite says:

    I like too use flax seed.

  168. Deb S says:

    I tend to make grains with fresh fruit in them so the kids eat. Instead of thinking they are eating healthy muffins they think blueberry muffins.

  169. Gena says:

    To be honest – I do all of the shopping and focus on healthy grains. They really don’t like white bread flavor now that they eat whole wheat all the time

  170. jules m. says:

    i have a bread machine and my daughter loves helping me create the dough and bake the bread- and by being involved she is more inclined to eat the finished product

  171. Paula Tavernie says:

    I get my family to eat more Whole Grains by serving them bread and cereals made with whole grains!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  172. angela cisco says:

    They don’t have a choice the eat whatever they get

  173. Betty C says:

    Whole grain cereals are easy and healthy.

  174. Starr Greenwell says:

    Usually with breakfast of oatmeal and a whole grain bread for toast and sandwiches.

  175. Terry Cross says:

    I try to buy as many whole grain products as I can. It’s not as good as homemade but it’s a start.

  176. Sonya says:

    We eat lots of whole grain.

  177. Gloria S says:

    I always bread made with whole wheat grains

  178. Lori A Walker says:

    I get my fam to eat healthy grains by putting them into chicken breading.

  179. I love to eat whole grain cereals and I love granola cereals. I eat a lot of oatmeal as well.

  180. Kyl Neusch says:

    eat whole grain breads

  181. Mary Cloud says:

    We eat wheat bread, brown rice and try out different whole grain cereals
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  182. Nicole Millheim says:

    I am in the learning phase of whole grains..i thought that all wheat bread was good..and come to find out it has to be whole wheat bread. I am learning as I go and reading labels

  183. Whitney says:

    I eat a lot of oatmeal and whole grain cereal.

  184. Rebecca Chavez says:

    I’d like to cook the Multigrain…I usually only buy multigrain bread, but would love to make this from scratch.

  185. Mihaela Day says:

    I get them to eat more grains by only buying whole wheat products :)

  186. Solicitor says:

    Some good seed sprinkling going on. Last time I made something like this though I went completely overboard with the toasted seeds and it was a bit difficult to eat…

  187. Jeanette H. says:

    How do you get your family to eat more healthy grains?

    I use pastas and breads and side dishes that say they have whole grain.

  188. We have made a lot of easy switches- only buying whole grain breads and rolls, pastas, switching to brown rice, using quinoa and other grains etc.

  189. Rose Fisher says:

    We eat a lot of oatmeal. Oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies is also a favorite of ours. I love multigrain bread, but my family not so much. I love a nutty texture of bread! This bread recipe looks so good.

  190. susan smoaks says:

    I get my family to eat more healthy grains by always having healthy grains in the house and offering a selection at each meal time.

  191. Mya Murphy says:

    We are really bad at NOT doing this. We eat a lot of junk food and stuff we don’t need, but we are poor and can’t do any better… :( I’m hoping this will inspire us to do better.

  192. McKim says:

    I buy mostly products with healthy grains, so that is the choice they have!

  193. angie lilly says:

    I get my hubby and I to eat healthy grains by buying organic 100% whole wheat breads and pastas, along with other healthy whole grains that we can use in every day recipes.

  194. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i buy whole grain pasta

  195. Rosie says:

    I buy all kinds of whole grains and some I crack and make with bread or cereal, or health bars. I also use whole grains in salads. I love making my own pasta with whole grains such as buckwheat (my own 100% soba noodles), also lemon fettucini, etc with white whole wheat. I like to make whole grain crackers and roll them in a variety of seeds, and cut with cutters. Sometimes I roll herbs from the garden into the whole-grain dough. Of course, I like making desserts, like a whole-grain rye cake with honey. I also buy rolled whole rye and scatter it over the top of homemade breads, including pumpernickel. I used to have my own grain mill, and miss it, I would like to have one again. Nothing is so nice as freshly milled grains!

  196. Thomas Murphy says:

    we eat whole grain bread.

  197. Beverly Metcalf says:

    That bread looks delicious. I like the whole grain breads, and buy them a lot. I haven’t made any myself yet, but I may try your recipe. Thanks for having this contest.

  198. Vikki Billings says:

    I bake fresh bread and make sure that all of our cereal is multigrain.

  199. Richard Hicks says:

    We eat breads with whole grains and also breakfast cereals with them

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  200. JoAnn F. says:

    I have only been buying whole wheat bread and not white anymore.
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  201. Kenny says:

    buy bread with grain

  202. Angela Y says:

    I am trying to eat more whole wheat bread and less french.

  203. Sand says:

    We usually purchase multi-grain breads.

  204. Roxann says:

    I bake whole grain bread which my family loves. We also eat a lot of oatmeal.

  205. Denise Donaldson says:

    I always eat whole grain toast everyday

    winz135 at gmail.com

  206. Trisha McKee says:

    My daughter loves the feel of a healthy body, so getting her to eat healthy grains is not as difficult when you lead by example. It is what she knows. It is what is available. That coupled with an active lifestyle ensures she is a healthy, happy child.

  207. Madeline says:

    I like to make chocolate chip muffins with whole wheat flour. So delicious! And I eat old-fashioned oatmeal every morning.

  208. Melinda says:

    I try to swap out wheat flour in recipes that all for white flour. I also only buy whole grain breads and cereals.

  209. Sean says:

    We eat cereal frequently, so that helps

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