Multigrain Bread

Serves 28 (1 slice per serving)


  • 1¾ cups lukewarm water
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup old fashioned large-flake oats
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup wheat germ
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp quinoa (raw)
  • 2 tbsp millet
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds


  1. In a small bowl, stir together warm water and yeast. Set aside and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine molasses, brown sugar and olive oil in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Transfer yeast mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer. Add flours, oats, salt, wheat germ, cornmeal, quinoa, millet and all of the seeds.
  4. Mix on low speed with the flat beater attachment until just combined, about 1 minute.
  5. Add molasses mixture and mix on low speed until a rough shaggy dough is formed, about 1 – 2 minutes. Turn off mixer and switch to dough hook attachment.
  6. Knead dough on medium speed until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 – 12 minutes. Dough may be slightly sticky.
  7. Transfer dough to an oiled bowl and cover with a clean damp towel. Let dough rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  8. Divide dough in half. Press each piece of dough with fingertips to flatten slightly. Roll each piece into an 8 x 6 inch rectangle. Roll up dough to form loaves and transfer seam side down to two 8 x 4 inch greased and parchment paper-lined loaf pans. Sprinkle with more oats and seeds if desired.
  9. Cover with a damp towel and allow to rise until doubled in volume, about 1½ hours.
  10. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  11. Bake until loaves are golden brown, about 30-35 minutes. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pans and allow to cool fully on a rack before slicing. Each loaf slices into 14 pieces.
  12. Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional analysis per serving: 115 calories, 4 g fat, 4 g protein, 17 g carbohydrate (15 g available carbohydrate), 2 g fibre, 14 mg sodium

My Viva Servings: 1 grain