Light and Grainy Wheat, Rye, and Flax Seed Bread Recipe

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  1. Pour boiling water over shredded wheat cereal in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the salt, molasses, and butter; let cool to about 100 degrees F (40 degrees C), about 15 minutes. Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  2. Sprinkle the yeast over the 1/2 cup of warm water in a small bowl. The water should be no more than 100 degrees F (40 degrees C). Let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam.
  3. Stir the yeast mixture into the cooled cereal mixture. Beat in the whole wheat flour, rye flour, and flax seed. Beat in the all-purpose flour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic but not stiff, about 10 minutes.
  4. Lightly oil a large bowl, then place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C)) until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  5. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Use a knife to divide the dough into two equal pieces. Form the dough into 2 loaves, and place the loaves into the prepared pans. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped, about 50 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2565.56 Kcal (10741 kJ)
Calories from fat 464.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51.63g 79%
Cholesterol 45.8mg 15%
Sodium 1231.06mg 51%
Potassium 2838.6mg 60%
Total Carbs 480.67g 160%
Sugars 36.42g 146%
Dietary Fiber 69.96g 280%
Protein 76.16g 152%
Vitamin C 24.3mg 40%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 19.3mg 107%
Calcium 458.9mg 46%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 259.04 Kcal (1085 kJ)
Calories from fat 46.91 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.21g 79%
Cholesterol 4.62mg 15%
Sodium 124.3mg 51%
Potassium 286.6mg 60%
Total Carbs 48.53g 160%
Sugars 3.68g 146%
Dietary Fiber 7.06g 280%
Protein 7.69g 152%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 40%
Iron 2mg 107%
Calcium 46.3mg 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 54.8
  • 67

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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