Bread Machine 100% Whole Wheat Bread with Oats, Bran, and Flax
This recipe for Bread Machine 100% Whole Wheat Bread with Oats, Bran, and Flax makes my favorite bread machine bread. And if you like the idea of making healthy bread at home in the bread machine, you have to try this recipe!
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I spent weeks on a quest to create 100% whole wheat bread using my Oster Bread Machine (affiliate link), and this Bread Machine 100% Whole Wheat Bread with Oats, Bran, and Flax was the winner! Previously I’d made South Beach friendly bread in the bread machine using a mix, but this time I wanted to make bread from scratch using all whole wheat flour, very minimal sugar, and a fair amount of fiber.
The bread you see above is the winning recipe, after seven earlier versions and a lot of helpful suggestions from bloggers, relatives, and a parent from school! This was a tasty healthy bread recipe, but if you want low-carb bread check out Low-Carb Gluten-Free Almond Flour Savory Bread.
How to Make Bread Machine 100% Whole Wheat Bread with Oats, Bran, and Flax:
(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)
- My bread started with White Whole Wheat Flour (affiliate link), which is a whole grain flour made from a white variety of wheat. This flour can be substituted for white flour in many recipes.
- You can use whole oatmeal, but I like the flavor of oats but not the look of oatmeal flakes in the bread, so I grind oatmeal in the food processor. (I keep this in the freezer and often use it in recipes instead of bread crumbs.)
- Follow directions for your bread machine, but in my machine you add the liquid ingredients first. I combined the lukewarm water, agave nectar, olive oil, and a tiny bit of brown sugar before I put it in the machine. (I used the measuring spoon to stir, eliminating the need to dirty another spoon.)
- I mixed white whole wheat flour, ground oatmeal, wheat bran, flaxseed meal (affiliate link), vital wheat gluten (affiliate link), dough enhancer (affiliate link), and salt in advance, so it was ready to pour in as soon as I added the liquid.
- When you make bread in a machine, you need to watch during the first mixing and make sure the bread forms a ball like this.
- Depending on the humidity where you live, you may need to add more water or flour (one tablespoon at a time) during this initial mixing.
- I thought this bread was completely a winner! Serve the tasty bread hot, of course!
More Bread Recipes with White Whole Wheat Flour:
- White Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Irish Soda Bread
- 100% White Whole Wheat Bread with Olive Oil
- Sugar-Free Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
- Sugar-Free Whole Wheat Brownies
- Sugar-Free Whole Wheat Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Bread Machine 100% Whole Wheat Bread with Oats, Bran, and Flax
This Bread Machine 100% Whole Wheat Bread with Oats, Bran, and Flax makes delicious homemade bread, perfect for a cold day!
Dry Ingredients - Mix in a bowl:
- 2 cups White Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 cup ground rolled oats (oatmeal ground in a food processor, or use 1 cup whole oatmeal)
- 1/3 cup wheat bran
- 2 T flaxseed meal
- 2 T vital wheat gluten
- 1 T dough enhancer
- 1 tsp. salt
Wet Ingredients and sweeteners – Mix in measuring cup:
- 1 1/3 cup lukewarm water
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 T agave nectar
- 2 tsp. brown sugar
- 2 tsp. yeast (I used Red Star Active Dry Yeast, not a special yeast for bread machines.)
- Follow directions for your bread machine.
- In my Oster Bread Machine (affiliate link) I put the liquid in first, followed by the dry ingredients I mixed in the bowl.
- Then I make a small well in the flour and put the yeast (affiliate link) in that. I used the whole wheat setting on the machine.
- Watch bread while it goes through the first mixing cycle, and if it doesn’t form a ball you may need to add either more flour or water, 1 tablespoon at a time. The dough should make a firm ball and be only slightly sticky.
- If you’re going to be taking photos of the bread for your food blog, you may want to take the dough out of the machine right before the final rise and gently fold sides under to make a loaf with a smooth top. When I didn’t do that, I still had a tasty bread but the top wasn’t as well-shaped.
- My bread machine takes 3 hours 40 minutes for the whole wheat cycle. Bread is delicious hot or cold, and also makes great toast.
I used the following dry ingredients for this recipe: White Whole Wheat Flour, rolled oats, wheat bran, flaxseed meal, vital wheat gluten, dough enhancer (affiliate links).
Recipe created by Kalyn.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 202mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Bread Machine 100% Whole Wheat Bread with Oats, Bran, and Flax is a great choice for phase 2 or 3 of the original South Beach Diet. This bread is too high in carbs for traditional low-carb diets.
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91 Comments on “Bread Machine 100% Whole Wheat Bread with Oats, Bran, and Flax”
Stacey, so glad you liked it!
This is one of the best whole wheat breads that I have made and I've tried tons of them. It has a nice soft texture. I used wheat germ instead of bran and honey instead of agave nectar because that's what I had here.
Sorry, but I wouldn't know how to tell you to make this without a bread machine. It might work if you know the procedure, but I haven't made bread that way and can't provide any help.
I just discovered your blog. Thanks for all the good recipes. I would like to try the 100% whole wheat bread with oats, brand and flax seed. Can I make it without a bread machine. I gave mine away
February 25, 2011
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Thanks Rose. Not 100% sure if this is what you're asking, but I just loosely scoop out the 2 tsp. brown sugar.
question…do you use packed brown sugar?? enjoy your site!
Michelle, that's great. So glad the recipe is working for you.
I contacted Robin Hood regarding their bread flour and it is indeed 100% whole wheat bread flour and not a blend! 🙂 I made another loaf with agave and brown sugar with the additions of dry milk and soy lecithin in place of enhancer and it turned out beautiful! Thanks again for a great recipe.
Michelle, from what I can tell from their website, that flour looks like it would be okay. I wouldn't worry too much about the honey in a whole loaf of bread, but I'd use agave nectar if you have it.
I'm in Canada, so I can't get white whole wheat flour. I use Robin Hood's Best for bread whole wheat flour. http://www.robinhood.ca/product.details.asp?pid=197&prodcid=44
I just looked at the ingredients listed and it says whole wheat flour, ascorbic acid, and other names to enhance dough. I am hoping that it is 100% whole wheat. I will contact Robin Hood to ask. I bought it out of curiosity way before SBD. (I love trying different products).
Thanks for the honey update! The book I borrowed from the library was pretty old and I think it mentioned honey sparingly but it doesn't matter, as I only had a sliver of bread while my 3 kids and hubby ate the whole loaf yesterday! Will try make another one today with agave. 🙂
Michelle good to know that it will work with regular whole wheat flour. Is "whole wheat bread flour" 100% whole wheat (I haven't heard of that before and if it's a blend of white flour and whole wheat flour as many breads use that claim to be whole wheat, that wouldn't be good for South Beach.)
The latest book lists honey under "Phase Two Foods to Avoid or eat Rarely" so I wouldn't use it in the bread if it was me.
This bread is wonderful! I just wanted let you know that whole wheat bread flour works in place of white whole wheat. I didn't have gluten and dough enhancer, so I added 1 Tbsp dry skim milk powder and 1 Tbsp soy lecithin granules to the bread machine. I was bad and used 1.5Tbsp butter and 3 Tbsp honey in place of olive oil and sweeteners. I will try olive oil and agave next time. Is honey is OK if used sparingly for phase 2? Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!
Sara, I haven't used whole flax seed, but I'd be tempted to put it in the food processor and grind a little.
I think I will try this without the dough enhancer. I have flax seed but not flaxseed meal. Do you think that I could substitute?
The bagels turned out wonderful. I used the directions from http://www.breadmachinedigest.com/recipes/dough-recipes/5050-bagels.php with your recipe. I would send your a picture of them but I am not sure how to do that.
Jan, glad you liked it. I don't know anything about making bagels, but I'd love to hear how it turns out.
I made this recipe on Sunday with my new Mother's Day bread machine and it was awesome! Today I am going to try making bagels with it 🙂
Very interesting! I haven't tried that but I like the sound of it.