Makeover Seven-Grain Cereal Bread Recipe
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Makeover Seven-Grain Cereal Bread Recipe

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No longer is baking bread an all-day affair. Quick-rise yeast helps these tender, mildly sweet loaves come together in half the time. —Laura Reese, Flagstaff, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 1/2 cup seven-grain cereal
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 to 6-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) quick-rise yeast
  • 2 eggs

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 141 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine cereal and water. Cover and cook on high for 4 minutes (mixture will be liquidy). Stir in molasses and butter. Let stand until mixture cools to 120°-130°, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 4 cups all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, salt and yeast. Add cereal mixture to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add eggs; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough (dough will be sticky).
  3. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Divide dough in half. Shape into loaves. Place in two 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  4. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Makeover Seven-Grain Cereal Bread in Healthy Cooking April/May 2012, p28

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middjett User ID: 7818954 227112
Reviewed May. 29, 2015

"This is very good. Ive made it 2 times now, once with the molasses. Oh so wonderful, toasted with jam. And Ive made it without the molasses. Just as good as with, but I think without is better for sandwiches than with. But I can see myself keeping both with and without on my bread shelf. I was really surprised with the rise time. Not only rises in less then 45 min. but its only got the 1 rise. I dont normally bake bread with yeast, more of a sourdough person, but this was so quick and easy, I may put my starter away for a while."

maggiejigs User ID: 4765880 125350
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013

"i have made this recipe many times and i cant begin to tell how much i enjoy eating this fabulous bread especially toasted..thank you Maggiee"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1922274 151244
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"I'm not much of a baker, but this turned out delicious: sweet, nutty, and light. Yum!"

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