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Good-for-You Grain Bread Recipe

“I developed this recipe for my sister when I learned she was diabetic,” says Kandi Lilley of Wilton, Maine. “Filled with whole grains, this moist bread makes great toast or sandwiches.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/3 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the whole wheat flour, oats, milk powder, flaxseed, wheat germ, oil, brown sugar and salt. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough all-purpose flour to form a stiff dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Punch dough down; shape into a loaf. Place in a 9x5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • 4. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 125 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.

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