Multigrain bread

Delicious Multigrain Bread Machine Recipe Using Zojirushi Virtuoso

Get a Nutrient-Packed Start to Your Day with Multigrain Bread! 

Looking for a way to add more nutrients to your diet while still enjoying the delicious taste of bread?

Look no further than multigrain bread! This wholesome bread is made with a variety of grains and seeds, providing a rich blend of flavors and textures that can enhance any meal.

Whether you’re toasting a slice for breakfast or using it to build the perfect sandwich, multigrain bread 

Is a versatile choice that can support a healthy lifestyle. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of 

multigrain bread and share some tips for incorporating it into your daily routine.

What is Multigrain Bread?

Nine-grain cereal in blue bowl for multigrain bread

Multigrain bread is a type of bread that is made using a mixture of different grains. 

These grains can include wheat, oats, barley, rye, corn, and others, depending on the recipe. 

The grains are combined with other ingredients such as water, yeast, salt, and sugar to form a dough.

The dough is then left to rise before being shaped and baked in an oven or bread machine.

The result is a bread that is packed with a variety of flavors and textures, as well as a range of different nutrients.

So, imagine biting into a slice of multigrain bread and experiencing a combination of nuttiness, sweetness, and earthiness all at once.

That’s the beauty of multigrain bread – it’s not just one-dimensional in flavor like some other loaves of bread can be.


What Recipe Can You Make With Multigrain Bread?

Sliced Multigrain bread on a cutting board

  1. Toast with toppings: Toast a slice of multigrain bread and top it with avocado, eggs, cheese, hummus, or peanut butter for a satisfying breakfast or snack.
  2. Sandwiches: Use multigrain bread as the base for your favorite sandwich, such as turkey and cheese, tuna salad, or veggie and hummus.
  3. French toast: Dip slices of multigrain bread in a mixture of eggs and milk, and then cook them in a skillet until golden brown. Serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup for a tasty breakfast or brunch.
  4. Croutons: Cut slices of multigrain bread into small cubes, toss them with olive oil and your favorite seasonings, and then bake them in the oven until crispy. Use them to top salads or soups.
  5. Bread pudding: Tear slices of multigrain bread into small pieces and mix them with eggs, milk, sugar, and spices. Bake in the oven until golden brown for a delicious and comforting dessert.

Why Multigrain Bread is a Healthier Choice Than White Bread

  1. Higher fiber content: Multigrain bread is made from a variety of grains and seeds, which naturally contain more fiber than white bread. Fiber is important for digestion, satiety, and can help to regulate blood sugar levels.
  2. More nutrients: Multigrain bread is also a good source of important vitamins and minerals, such as B vitamins, iron, and magnesium. These nutrients are essential for maintaining good health and preventing chronic diseases.
  3. Lower glycemic index: Multigrain bread has a lower glycemic index (GI) than white bread, which means it can help to keep blood sugar levels more stable. This can be especially beneficial for people with diabetes or those at risk of developing it.
  4. More filling: The fiber and protein in multigrain bread can help to keep you feeling full for longer, which can help to prevent overeating and support weight management.

Tips on How Can You Make Delicious Multigrain Bread at Home

Weighing the flour precisely to make multigrain bread

Making bread is a wonderful skill to have, and there’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh bread baking in your own kitchen. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Using a bread machine: 

    It is a great way to make homemade bread with minimal effort.
    It’s perfect for those who love the taste of fresh bread but don’t have the time or energy to knead and bake it from scratch.
    One of my favorite bread machines to use is the virtual Zojirushi bread machine home bakery.
    It’s easy to use and produces great results every time. Just make sure to align those paddles before starting the machine, so the dough mixes evenly. Otherwise, you might end up with unevenly mixed dough, and that’s no good.

  2.  Use quality ingredients:

    To make delicious multigrain bread, you’ll want to use high-quality ingredients.
    I recommend using Old World bread flour and nine-grain cereal I bought from a local bread milling company.
    These ingredients will give your bread a wonderful texture and flavor.
    Additionally, make sure to use fresh yeast, as this will ensure that your bread rises properly.

  3. Be precise with measurements:

    Baking is a science, and precision is key.
    Make sure to weigh out your ingredients accurately.
    Accurate measurements ensure that the bread turns out just the way you want it to be.
    If the measurements are off, the bread could end up too dry, too dense, or too moist.
    So, be precise with your measurements and follow the recipe closely.

  4. Use a dough enhancer:

    A dough enhancer is a secret ingredient that can make a big difference in the texture of your bread.
    Try to use Nutri Mill brands dough enhancer.
    It really makes a difference!


How to Keep Fresh And Extend Shelf Life For Multigrain Breads:

Pat Tokuyama with his Cooked Multigrain Bread

  1. Store at room temperature: Multigrain bread can be stored at room temperature, ideally in a bread box or a paper bag. Avoid storing it in a plastic bag, as this can trap moisture and lead to mold growth.
  2. Freeze it: If you have extra multigrain bread that you won’t be able to finish in a few days, consider freezing it. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat it, thaw it at room temperature or reheat it in the oven.
  3. Avoid the fridge: It’s best to avoid storing multigrain bread in the fridge, as this can dry it out and make it go stale faster.
  4. Slice it as needed: To keep the bread fresher for longer, only slice off what you need at the time. This will help to reduce exposure to air and keep the rest of the loaf fresh.


Making multigrain bread at home is not only delicious but also a fun and rewarding experience. 

Plus, you get to impress all your friends and family with your fancy bread-making skills.

Who needs to buy bread from the store when you can make it fresh and hot right in your own kitchen? 

And don’t forget, using the same virtual Zojirushi bread machine home bakery, make sure you align those paddles, or you might end up with a funky-shaped loaf that your friends will be too polite to comment on. 

Watch this Multigrain bread recipe and give it a try and let us know how it turns out.

did I miss anything? 

And what do you prefer 7-grain cereal or 10-grain cereal for your next loaf?

lmk in the comments with 7 or 10! 

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