Multigrain Bread

This recipe is for a bread machine – one of the best inventions ever!! It wouldn’t have done me much good when my children were growing up (I baked at six loaves at a time) but it’s lovely for the two of us.

1 cup milk

3 tablespoons oil (I use olive)

3 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups multigrain flour (I use Robin Hood)

1 tablespoon bread machine yeast

follow directions for your bread machine for whole wheat cycle

this is a 1 1/2 pound loaf


  • for vegan diets or dairy allergies – use water instead of milk
  • always add the salt first and the yeast last so the salt does not kill the yeast
  • add the oil first andΒ use the same measuring spoon for the honey (the honey will slide off easily)
  • for a lighter loaf – use 1 cup unbleached white flour and 2 cups multigrain flour


  1. Hi my dear: This looks like a real good
    recipe and I should try it some time. Too busy
    to bake or cook much at the moment.

  2. Everyone’s bread machine is different, of course, but my Black and Decker has a tendency to cook dark. I did this on a medium dark setting and it was too dark. The inside was really really yummy, though, so I’ll try it again on the lightest setting.

    • Sorry to hear the bread came out too dark – sounds like the middle was still edible πŸ™‚ I guess bread machines are like ovens, not all the same temperature for baking!

  3. Perfect Recipe! Thank-you. I had been looking for a recipe to use for my Robin Hood Best for bread Multi Grain flour. This one was the best.

  4. I also forgot to mention that I used my Sandwich cycle on my Black and Decker bread machine not the whole wheat cycle.

  5. This is a fantastic recipe. I’ve made it a couple times and it was perfect each time.

    • SO glad you are enjoying this recipe πŸ™‚ Thanks for letting me know it works so well.

  6. Hello, I am new at making bread in a breadmaker – came across your recipe but I think the dough is too dry. It didn’t form into a nice ball. Next time, how much more milk should I add? The consistency was very dry and tough. I am hoping it will still turn out ok as I am just about through the rising process. It didn’t rise up very much :-(. Looks like great bread though if I could just get the mixture right.

    • Making good bread takes practise – like doing anything well πŸ™‚ Every batch will require some adjustment: more water (or milk) or more flour. The dough should form a nice smooth ball when it is finished mixing. If you want the bread to rise more – try using the combination of white flour and multigrain flour. Remember to keep the salt at the bottom and the yeast at the top when adding your ingredients or the salt will kill off some of your yeast in the mixing process. Hope this helps. Happy baking – Rosie.

  7. Do you make this on basic cycle or whole wheat?

    • THANKS so much for your question. I have updated the recipe to indicate the whole wheat cycle on your bread machine. Happy baking πŸ™‚

  8. I love your recipe but I would like to make a 2lbs loaf. Do you know the quantities for a 2lbs loaf?


    • Thanks for your question and my apologies for taking so long to reply. Real life sometimes requires our total attention.
      From 1 1/2 pound loaf to a 2 is 1/4 more of everything –
      1 1/4 cups milk
      4 tablespoons oil
      4 tablespoons honey
      1 1/4 teaspoons salt
      4 cups multigrain flour (or use 2 1/2 multigrain PLUS 1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour for a lighter bread)
      1 tablespoon yeast (I did not increase the yeast amount but you can add another 3/4 teaspoon if you find the bread does not rise well)
      Happy baking!

  9. i don”t like the dent left in the bread so i use the dough cycle for almost everything and put the bread in loaf pans if its too wet i add flour too dry i add water before it starts to rise works every time

  10. Can you use this recipe if making without bread machine? Evidently I would prove dough etc

    • I have not tried making my recipe without a bread machine but see no reason it wouldn’t work just fine πŸ™‚ I enjoyed kneading bread when I was younger and stronger – really helped reduce my stress levels! HAPPY BAKING!

  11. Hello, If I tried the 2 cups multigrain/1 cup white flour, is normal white flour o.k. or should it be bread machine flour? I’m looking forward to trying this recipe as I bought a HUGE bag of multigrain flour and wasn’t crazy about the first loaf I tried.

    • Absolutely fine to use normal white flour – I use unbleached just to cut down on the amount of processing used – but any white flour should work fine. Using all multigrain flour does produce a heavy bread – I prefer the lighter one myself. HAPPY BAKING πŸ™‚

  12. Thanks so much – I like a lighter bread as well – now it will just take me longer to get through the giant bag of multigrain though, lol!

    • I keep my flour in the fridge. Lasts longer and no danger of pests invading it. HAPPY BAKING!

  13. Does the yeast have to be at room temperature? I made this loaf last weekend and it turned out so beautiful. I tried again tonight and it balled up in little balls. The yeast had just come out of the fridge.

    • You do need to store your yeast in the fridge. I store my flour in the fridge as well, however yeast needs to be warm enough to work properly. I suggest measuring your ingredients and giving them some time to warm to room temperature before starting the bread machine cycle. Hope this helps. HAPPY BAKING!

  14. I’m making this right now, but confused about the amount of yeast. I added the 1 tablespoon as in the recipe hoping its not a mistake and doesn’t mean 1 teaspoon!

    • Yes – it is 1 tablespoon of yeast. Multigrain is a heavy bread and needs a little more yeast πŸ™‚ HAPPY BAKING!

      • Thank you, the bread turned out deliciously.

      • AWESOME! Thanks for letting me know!

  15. I am glad to find your bread machine recipe for multigrain. I have a Williams Sonoma bread machine. I also have just bought a Deep Indian Gourmet 20 lbs bag of multigrain flour. My question is: I like nuts and raisin in my bread, can I put in this recipe? I also like olive in my bread, should I also use olive?

    • Just follow the directions for your bread maker for adding extras like nuts and raisins – I found it best to add them at the beginning or they don’t mix enough but your machine may be different.
      I also make an olive and dried tomatoes with basil bread and it comes out beautifully.
      I would suggest using 1 cup white flour and 2 cups multigrain flour as the nuts and raisins will make your bread even heavier.

  16. Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it this weekend. Thank you.

  17. Hi, I can’t use honey as my daughter is under 1. How much brown sugar do you suggest?

    • You can use equal amounts of brown sugar for the honey although your bread will not be as moist (honey helps retain moisture) so you might want to experiment a little with the amount of milk and make sure your dough is a little on the wet side. HAPPY BAKING πŸ™‚

  18. Can I have the recipe for 750g multigrain bread?

    • Very sorry but I am not able to help you 😦 My recipe is based on weight of loaf (which is what my bread maker gives for options) 1 1/2 pound or 2 pound loaf. Hope someone else can help you.

  19. hi, i would like to try this recipe but no bread machine… can anyone suggest the modifications i would need to the recipe to make it by hand?

    • Should work just fine with this recipe – remember that heavier breads need to rise twice. You might want to check some regular bread instructions for some help. HAPPY BAKING!

  20. I made this tonight using the mutigrain flour/all purpose flour and it rose beautifully and was deliciously light I just bought a black and decker machine and am new to bread makers….I will definitely use this recipe again.!

    • THANKS for letting me know you enjoyed my recipe. HAPPY BAKING!!

  21. I’ve played around a bit with this, but have got it now I think. Changes are: water instead of milk (simpler), 2c multi-grain and 1c all-purpose white flour (Robin Hood), and 2 tsp yeast. With 3 tsp (1 tbsp) of yeast I had to stab it down a bit to keep it from rising enough to push against the lid. I used the B&D #3 setting (whole wheat) which includes a 30 minute pause right from the start. with a bit of heat, to let the flour soften slightly.
    The manual doesn’t mention this, so at first I thought it was broken! Manual also needs a timing chart showing what the intermediate steps are.

    • THANKS for your detailed and very helpful instructions πŸ™‚ HAPPY BAKING!!

  22. I made this recipe for the first time last week. I loved it. I made it in the bread machine but I only do it on the dough setting. I put it a 9″ x 5″ pan (or 2 pans if it’s the larger loaf), let it rise 45 min to an hour and bake it at 350F for 30 min. I prefer it to a loaf that’s been baked in the bread machine.

    • Thanks for sharing your expert advice! HAPPY BAKING!!

  23. Hi, looks good. I’m going to try this tonight, any suggestions as i’m using a kitchenaid mixer to make my dough?

    • Hello again πŸ™‚ Just mix, knead and bake like regular whole wheat bread (this means a double rising or your bread will be tough) HAPPY BAKING πŸ™‚

  24. what temp would you bake this at?

    • I would try 350F for 35 minutes – might need a bit longer.

  25. I have recently brought my 25+ year old Hitachi bread machine out of hibernation … tried a number of Multigrain recipes which all turned out well. I tried this one yesterday and it is the BEST … using Robin Hood Multigrain Flour. Thank you for sharing 🍞😊

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