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Raisin Wheat Bread

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours


1 loaf (16 slices)

"My husband likes dense, hearty breads with a little crunch," says Lorraine Darocha of Mountain City, Tennessee. "So I took a basic wheat bread recipe and added crunchy sunflower seeds plus raisins and honey for sweetness. It's moist and tender but filling, too."


  • 1-1/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted sunflower kernels
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/3 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast


  1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select wheat bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
Editor's Note: If your bread machine does not have a wheat setting, follow the manufacturer's directions using the basic setting.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 164 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 223mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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