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Wholesome Grain Loaves

 Wholesome Grain Loaves
This recipe began as a basic wheat bread. I added wholesome graham flour, raisins and sunflower kernels. Now my family begs me to make this for them.
32 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2-3/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup graham flour or additional whole wheat flour
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup unsalted sunflower kernels

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the brown sugar,
  • butter, egg, cinnamon, salt, graham flour and 3 cups whole wheat
  • flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining whole wheat flour and
  • enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface. Sprinkle with raisins and sunflower
  • kernels. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Place
  • in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in
  • a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in
  • half. Shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf

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Directions (continued)

  • pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from
  • pans to wire racks cool. Yield: 2 loaves (16 loaves each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 172 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.