A tasty bread machine health bread enriched by the fiber and nutrition of oat bran and flax meal.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr 35 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x5 inch loaf pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Add water, yeast, canola oil and honey to the pan of the bread machine; stir to dissolve yeast. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together oat bran, whole wheat flour, bread flour, flax seed meal and salt. Pour this mixture into the pan of the bread machine. Select Whole Wheat cycle; press Start.

  • After the dough has risen, remove it from the bread machine and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Form into a loaf shape and place in a lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pan. Let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; protein 7.1g; carbohydrates 35.7g; fat 5.7g; sodium 100.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2004
This bread is really good. I like the high fiber content. My only changes were: reduced white bread flour to 1 cup and added an extra 1/3 cup wheat flour. I also added about 1 1/2 tsp of vital gluten. The bread not only tastes great it looks great too! Thanks for a great high fiber recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/01/2006
Way too dry as is. Needed more gluten and about 3/4 cup more water. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2004
This bread is really good. I like the high fiber content. My only changes were: reduced white bread flour to 1 cup and added an extra 1/3 cup wheat flour. I also added about 1 1/2 tsp of vital gluten. The bread not only tastes great it looks great too! Thanks for a great high fiber recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2005
excellent! I added 2 tsps vital wheat gluten and used the bread machine for the dough cycle and made rolls from the dough (let rise 45 minutes) absolutely amazing served with Honey! thank you so much for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2003
Great taste! My bread machine doesn't work well so I mixed the dough in my kitchen-aid mixer instead. It is very hearty and dense...and I may try to add a bit more sugar and some gluten next time so it will rise a little higher...to use for sandwiches. This would also be terrific as mini-loaves baked free form (similar to what some of the steakhouse's serve). Tasted great toasted with honey too. Thanks for sharing a really good and healthy bread recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2009
Very yummy! I used wheat bran instead of oat bran and unsweetened applesauce instead of oil and it came out great. Also used all whole wheat pastry flour instead of whole wheat and all-purpose and ground flaxseed (not sure if that is any different from flax seed meal). It is a somewhat dense bread but it melts in your mouth; it's not dry at all. I had it with soup the night I made it and then the next morning I had it again as toast. Delicious! I will be making this one again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2007
This was very good. I followed the ingredients exactly and it came out very good-very soft in the inside. The outside is alittle "hard" but not too bad. This bread tasted great with honey alone or with a chicken sandwich. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/01/2006
Way too dry as is. Needed more gluten and about 3/4 cup more water. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/09/2011
This would make a good english muffin bread. It raised very little and think that gluten would have have helped it to raise rather than stay dense. Also felt it needed more salt. But it was still good toasted with a little butter and jam or honey. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2011
healthy and moist. does not hold up well for making sandwiches but delicious eaten plain with maybe a little cheese on the side. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/12/2012
I ignored the directions and made this start to finish in my breadmachine.(on whole wheat setting) Although I added 1 1/2 tsp vital gluten it did not rise much. The top looks rough and the bread is very dense. It does need more salt and it doesn't have much flavor. I hope that it will make yummy toast! Read More
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