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Multigrain Bread

October 15, 2016 (Last Updated: February 18, 2019)

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Multigrain Bread made with whole wheat flour, sunflower seeds and cracked wheat.

 A stack of sliced Multigrain Bread


Today my boys turn 14! For their birthday I made them a loaf of bread! Okay….not really! That would never fly with them. Birthdays are for special dinners, cake, friends and family, and in their case, soccer….not a loaf of bread.

If it was my birthday, I’d love a homemade loaf of bread. But it isn’t my birthday….don’t worry, the boys are getting the full birthday treatment today. 

Multigrain Bread loaves

I’ve been playing with this recipe for a few weeks. My first batch made three loaves. I decided to tweak the recipe. I often make four loaves at a time, but most people prefer two loaves. How many people have more than two loaf pans?

I also added more honey and more salt to the original batch. It needed just a bit more and now I think I’ve made a most delicious loaf of bread.

Multigrain Bread slices.

I use White Whole Wheat Flour in this recipe.  This isn’t a bleached or a refined flour. White wheat is a whole wheat flour made from a lighter grain than the normal whole wheat flour.

Whole wheat flour can create a dense bread. When I use all whole wheat flour, I also add Vital Wheat Gluten. It helps lighten the texture of the bread.

Multigrain Bread loaves and slices.

This multigrain bread is perfect for sandwiches or toasted with butter and jam!

Homemade Bread Recipes:

Multigrain bread made with whole wheat flour, oatmeal flax seeds and sunflower seeds. This homemade bread is delicious for sandwiches or toast. #bread


5 from 2 votes
Multigrain Bread
Multigrain Bread
Prep Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins

Homemade multigrain bread

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade bread, multi grain bread recipe
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 2792 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup cracked wheat
  • 1 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 4-5 cups white whole wheat flour
  1. In a large bowl of a stand mixer add water and honey. Sprinkle yeast on top. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in cracked wheat, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, wheat germ and oats.
  3. Add oil, salt and vital wheat gluten. Mix on low speed.
  4. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing between each cup. You might not need all 5 cups of flour. Once you've added 4 cups, begin adding at 1/4 cup at a time until the dough comes together but isn't too dry.
  5. Knead with mixer on a low speed for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove dough to a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or a clean dry towel.
  7. Let rise until doubled, approximately 1 1/2 hours.
  8. Lightly punch dough down and place on a clean surface.
  9. Divide dough in half. Shape into loaves and place in a greased bread pan.
  10. Cover and let rise for at least 30 minutes.
  11. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 40 minutes.
  12. Remove bread from pan 5-10 minutes after baking.
  13. Let bread fully cool on a baking rack before slicking.
Nutrition Facts
Multigrain Bread
Amount Per Serving (25 g)
Calories 2792 Calories from Fat 1179
% Daily Value*
Fat 131g202%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Sodium 2364mg103%
Potassium 1827mg52%
Carbohydrates 351g117%
Fiber 57g238%
Sugar 72g80%
Protein 91g182%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 680mg68%
Iron 22.5mg125%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    October 24, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Homemade bread would definitely work for my birthday too! I could really use a couple slices of this right now!

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      October 25, 2016 at 4:43 am

      No need to wait for a birthday!

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    Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    October 23, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I love my mom’s bread – she made a potato bread that I think of often. I’m sure your boys loved this – a wonderful, happy birthday to them!

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      October 25, 2016 at 4:43 am

      Potato bread is the best – so soft and delicious. You’ve inspired me to go make a loaf!

  • Reply
    October 20, 2016 at 11:44 am

    5 stars
    Bread for my birthday? That’s the first thing I’d ask for every year!! Happy Birthday to your boys!! I love your bread recipes, btw! I still need to make your No-Knead Artisan Bread!!

    • Reply
      October 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      Time to get baking, Annie! Don’t wait any longer 🙂

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    October 20, 2016 at 2:01 am

    Happy Birthday to your boys! The bread looks fantastic, homemade bread is something that I bring to people on their birthdays too sometimes, but of course mostly to grown up women and not boys. 🙂

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      October 20, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      Give them a few more years….then they’ll be loving a love of homemade bread!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    October 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Happy HAPPY birthday to your boys!! I would have been thrilled if someone made me this bread for my birthday, because homemade bread rocks my world! Seriously, it makes the house smell SO good and the taste is just amazing. I love that you added sunflower seeds to this! I bet this makes THE most delicious sandwiches or french toast!! Can’t wait to try it! Cheers, friend!

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      October 20, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      Homemade bread does make the house smell amazing!

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    Priscilla Martel
    October 19, 2016 at 4:11 am

    Lovely recipe. #BreadMakestheMeal

    • Reply
      October 19, 2016 at 4:29 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    October 18, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Happy Birthday to your boys! I had no idea you had twins! You can bake me 2 or 3 loaves of this bread for my birthday!

    • Reply
      October 19, 2016 at 5:11 am

      Just let me know when it it….I’ll send a birthday loaf in the mail! 🙂

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    Megan - The Emotional Baker
    October 18, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Happy belated birthday to your boys 😉 I think homemade bread is a great way to celebrate!

    • Reply
      October 19, 2016 at 5:11 am

      I know! I can’t believe they wanted cake!!!

  • Reply
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    October 18, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I would actually love a loaf of homemade bread for my birthday! Especially when if it looked as delicious as this recipe.

    • Reply
      October 19, 2016 at 5:20 am

      Thanks, Nicole!

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    October 18, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Happy birthday to your boys!! I also would totally love homemade bread as a gift! There is just something about it – so good! This loaf sounds fantastic!

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    Stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cottage
    October 18, 2016 at 6:31 am

    5 stars
    I would consider this a great birthday treat! I love the addition of all the seeds in this bread (sesame, flax, sunflower) and I agreed this would be excellent toasted with jam! Take care.

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    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    October 18, 2016 at 5:22 am

    I’d love a loaf of this for my birthday too!!! Looks so good, it doesn’t seem to require any butter. And Happy Birthday to your boys!!!

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    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    October 18, 2016 at 4:53 am

    Happy birthday to your boys!! I just love homemade bread….the whole process of making it and, of course, eating it 😉 And the smell as it bakes is just the best! Yours looks fantastic. Would love a slice right now smeared with some butter 🙂 Pinned! Have a great week, Kathy!

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      October 18, 2016 at 4:58 am

      It’s hard to eat bread without the butter….unless it’s spread with jam! 🙂

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    October 18, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Happy Birthday to your boys. Homemade bread is the best. Just perfect looking slices of multigrain bread. Love the addition of sunflower seeds.

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      October 18, 2016 at 4:58 am

      I love eating bread….especially homemade bread!

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    David @ Spiced
    October 17, 2016 at 5:21 am

    I do love bread with sunflower seeds in it! I’d happily take this one for my birthday any year! 🙂

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      October 18, 2016 at 3:39 am

      Seeded bread is awesome!

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    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    October 16, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Is there anything better than a freshly baked loaf of bread? I will take this for my birthday any old time. 🙂

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      October 18, 2016 at 3:37 am

      We should start a new movement….bread instead of cake! 🙂

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    October 16, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Hi Kathy – I love using vital wheat gluten in my bread. It really helps the rise. This is such a beautiful loaf, it inspires me to get baking. This is such a healthy bread and looks delicious for sandwiches and toasting. Or warm with butter and cinnamon sugar. I am really getting carried away here!!! A very happy birthday to your boys!

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      October 18, 2016 at 3:37 am

      Toasted with cinnamon and sugar is always great!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    October 15, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Happy birthday to the boys! I’m with you though Kathy, I’d love a loaf of that bread! It looks delicious. Definitely pinning this one!

    • Reply
      October 16, 2016 at 6:50 am

      Thanks, Mary Ann! I love everything about homemade bread…the making, the rising, the baking, and definitely the eating!

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    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    October 15, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    First of all Happy birthday to the boys! Secondly, these loaves look unbelievable! I love to bake bread but haven’t done it in a while. You gave me an incentive and I will use your recipe. ?

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      October 16, 2016 at 6:54 am

      I hope you love it as much as I do! Happy baking 🙂

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    Miriam -
    October 15, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Happy Birthday to your two boys! I am sure they love the treats you prepared for them. I would have been totally happy with freshly baked bread, so delicious and comforting!

    • Reply
      October 16, 2016 at 6:56 am

      Who needs cake when you can have fresh baked bread with butter??? 🙂

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