Chewy, hearty, whole wheat bread for bread machines!

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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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  • Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select wheat bread cycle; press Start.

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Nutrition Facts

144.1 calories; 4.3 g protein; 26.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 66.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2007
A nice bread! I personally would add a bit more salt and more maple to up the flavor. I also want to add that if you are having trouble with your wheat breads rising try adding in some Vital Wheat Gluten Flour, it's available in most grocery stores in the baking aisle. In this recipe I replaced 1/4 cup of white flour with the wheat gluten and I got a lovely loaf of bread. With using the Vital Wheat Gluten Flour I have success with even true 100% whole wheat breads. I also prefer to bake my bread in my oven. I use the dough cycle on bread machine and remove dough and knead a few times, maybe 10, on a floured board, shape and place in a greased bread pan. Let rise, check every 10-15 minutes until desired height. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when tapped. If you can resist ;) let bread cool a bit before slicing or the loaf gets kinda squished. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2005
This bread had a great maple taste and a spongy texture. However I've tried making it twice - the second time with more yeast and both times I've ended up with a short dense loaf. I probably won't make it again. Read More
(18)
115 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2007
A nice bread! I personally would add a bit more salt and more maple to up the flavor. I also want to add that if you are having trouble with your wheat breads rising try adding in some Vital Wheat Gluten Flour, it's available in most grocery stores in the baking aisle. In this recipe I replaced 1/4 cup of white flour with the wheat gluten and I got a lovely loaf of bread. With using the Vital Wheat Gluten Flour I have success with even true 100% whole wheat breads. I also prefer to bake my bread in my oven. I use the dough cycle on bread machine and remove dough and knead a few times, maybe 10, on a floured board, shape and place in a greased bread pan. Let rise, check every 10-15 minutes until desired height. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when tapped. If you can resist ;) let bread cool a bit before slicing or the loaf gets kinda squished. Read More
(105)
Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2007
I used 2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 c rolled oats and 1/2 c bread flour. I also used 3/4 c apple juice and 1/2 c water instead of 1 1/4 c water because we tend to like our bread sweeter. The bread is a touch moist but has a great texture and is VERY tasy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2008
I was getting tired of the dense bread that I was getting from my breadmaker, until I tried this recipe. Such a lovely soft texture, perfect for P&J sandwiches. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2009
This is a very nicely flavored loaf. A little fluff good crumb just a great recipe for an everyday loaf. Only thing I did different was use melted butter because I am all out of oil. I used my Kitchen Aid from beginning to end. I warmed my maple syrup with the water to the right temp to proof with my yeast in my mixer bowl. After ten minutes I added the melted butter then all the dry ingredients. I had to add at least another 1/4 c. of flour but that's only because I think the weather was wetter. I kneaded with my bread hook for about five minutes or so then set in a large greased bowl covered with saran wrap and a towel on a warm oven to rise for an hour. After it had doubled I pounded it down and shaped into a loaf and set it to rise in an xl loaf pan for a half hour or so. I baked it at 350 for about 40 minutes. I don't usually time bread as I've gotten to know about when it smells ready. Very good bread. This one is going to be made regularly. I love how the flavor fools you a bit because even though you know it's maple.....you still think it might be something else. This would be a great base for cinnamon bread. NOTE: This is even better the next day warmed a bit slathered in butter and drizzled with real maple syrup. Pure heaven. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2006
There should not be more wheat flour than bread flour if you want your bread to rise more. Too much wheat flour is what makes bread so dense. Try adjusting the flour if your complaint is the density. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2008
This has become our new basic homemade bread. I vary the amount of maple syrup based on the grade of syrup I currently have on hand. It is very easy to cut into sandwhich sized slices and my husband loves it for his breakfast sandwhich before work. I mix it in the bread machine and bake it in the oven as other reviewers have suggested most breads fall in my bread machine if I bake them in it so it is pretty standard for me to use it just for mixing anyway. The recipe is so simple I memorized it after just a few times of baking it so I can easily make it a couple of times a week. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2010
SO good...with modifications. The lack of salt in this recipe could be to blame for all the problems other reviewers have had with the bread being dense not rising or falling. I increased the salt to 1 tsp. I also reduced the liquid to 1 cup and used milk instead of water. When the beep sounded on my breadmaker I added chopped almonds. Delicious!! Fluffy just sweet enough and makes a killer egg salad sandwich the next day!:-) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2005
This bread had a great maple taste and a spongy texture. However I've tried making it twice - the second time with more yeast and both times I've ended up with a short dense loaf. I probably won't make it again. Read More
(18)
Rating: 1 stars
11/29/2006
There is too much wheat flour in the recipe and not enough white flour.. Also too much water.. 1 cup of water is all that is needed. Read More
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