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I make my whole grain breads a bit differently in my bread machine based on experimentation and personal experience. I've baked my share of doorstops.

To start off put 1 1/4C of HOT (faucet hot) water into bread pan with 3/4C whole wheat flour, 1/3C bran cereal (any low fat wheat bran), and 1/3C 7 grain cereal. Run the machine in the dough cycle long enough to thoroughly mix and shut off. I remove the pan and cover it with plastic wrap but YMMV.

Let it cool down to room temperature, you are softening the flour during this step. The machine essentially does the same thing in whole wheat cycle but I chose to separate the WW flour from the other ingredients first.

Once cooled add:

1/4C dry milk
1 1/4 tsp salt
1 tbs honey
1 tbs molasses, light or dark (I use dark)
2 tbs oil (vegetable, or whatever you choose)
2C bread flour
4 tsp wheat gluten
1 tsp bread machine yeast

Select basic loaf cycle and start. I use the 1 1/2 lb, and light crust setting for this one. I use this bread for my lunch sandwiches but it makes an excellent toast.

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