Five-Grain Bread

Health Bread

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Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

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Like an all-purpose whole-wheat sandwich bread, but enriched with robust oats, corn, and rye. The rather high proportion of gluten flour increases the protein content, which is another reason why loaves similar to this are often called “health bread.”


  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 cup


  1. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, mix together the molasses, salt, scalded milk, water, rolled oats, cornmeal, and pumpernickel flour; beat for about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the yeast with the warm water and brown sugar. When the yeast mixture has doubled in volume, add it to the batter. Add the butter and mix well. Beat in