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Three-Grain Bread

My grandkids really like this hearty and satisfying bread-machine recipe. We all enjoy the loaf's crunchy crust and chewy interior. -John Reed of Lees Summit, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
  • Makes
    1 loaf (2 pounds, 20 slices)


  • 1-1/2 cups water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup rye flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast


  • In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic 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).
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 132 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 178mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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  • sydney.haskett
    Jan 29, 2017

    This bread is delicious! I didn't have Rye flour so I added 1/4 plus 1/8 cup of bread flour and 1/4 plus 1/8 cup whole wheat flour. I'm assuming the substitution helped the sinking others reported because mine didn't sink at all! I also used coarse grain cornmeal which gave it a terrific texture. The crust turned out tough on the bottom and sides but the top crust and inner bread was so so good! It did have a decent sweetness/honey flavor and therefore didn't pair great with our hearty chicken vegetable soup. I still dipped it anyway because it was irresistibly good! It would probably make a stellar french toast....I may have to try that next!!!

  • Mandy257
    Feb 13, 2015

    This is very good bread. I used bread machine yeast, and used 1 Tbsp. It did sink a little in the middle, so I will add some vital wheat gluten next time.

  • spiker1
    Feb 18, 2014

    This was very tasty. Will be making it again soon.

  • s_pants
    May 8, 2013

    Very flavorful...we love it!

  • vbanfield
    Jan 12, 2012

    My daughter gave me a bread machine for Xmas and I found this recipe delicious! It is perfect and better than all breads I have tried so far.I am anexperienced bread baker but arthritis caused me unable to knead without pain. This wonderful healthy and tasty bread is spurring me on to continue. The only changes I made was to add tsp. of vital wheat gluten and Tbl of milled flaxseed.

  • Kathy_2
    Feb 20, 2011

    This is my standard bread recipe. It has given me trouble though with not rising and sinking in the middle. I have read that most grains with the exception of rye, wheat and white don't have enough wheat gluten in them that can cause this so I added 2t and it did help.

  • norwichcity
    Jan 31, 2011

    I have a new bread machine, this my first loaf its great will be making it again for sure

  • lssrls
    Mar 7, 2009

    Very good, will make this again.

  • esdoba
    Jun 22, 2008

    very moist and delicious. One of my favorites.

  • gcossairt
    Jul 20, 2006

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