Buttermilk Multigrain Bread


buttermilk multigrain bread

Nothing is quite as comforting as the smell of home made bread. This buttermilk multi grain bread recipe comes from Chef Brad’s, “Cooking With Chef Brad, Those Wonderful Grains.” My whole family and everyone that was walking through my house that day loved this recipe. I put it out on the counter top with a jar of apple butter and the whole thing was gone in an hour or two. The only thing I switched from the original recipe was to use all hard white wheat instead of half white flour, half wheat flour.

Chef Brad has a couple of recipe books that are full of creative ways to use whole grains. I have tried a number of his recipes and haven’t been disappointed yet. My favorite recipe in the book is his multi-grain granola. My friend passed this granola out for Christmas one year and now it has become my go to granola recipe.

I haven’t made bread for a long time, when I discovered I had a gluten intolerance, I stopped baking bread. I am a sucker for anything hot out of the oven. The good news is I am finding that as time goes on, being off of gluten, and in the beginning dairy, my body is healing. I am now able to tolerate a lot of foods that I wasn’t able to in the beginning. The bad news is bread still doesn’t set right, I am wondering if it is the yeast in bread, that is a whole other topic.

I usually buy bread for my family because it is a lot easier to pass up than eating homemade bread. But for the month challenge without going to the grocery store I have started making bread again. Isaiah loves it and I can hardly keep up with making it he eats it so fast. Hot out of the oven, bread is probably one of my favorite things, and this recipe is a keeper. For those of you who are able to tolerate gluten try it out. It tastes a lot like sourdough because of the buttermilk in it. Two of these loaves lasted less than a day in our house. I think I will keep baking bread, there is something so comforting about the smell of home baked bread that takes me back to my child hood, every child should have those memories.

If you can’t tolerate gluten the best gluten free bread that I have found, that is actually mostly whole grains with little starch is 9-grain Gluten Free Bread Mix by Tree Street Grains. You can get it at Alpine Food Storage. I think you can even buy it online now. I have made focaccia with it, pizza dough, little rolls, and bread. It actually is worth eating, which in my opinion most gluten free bread is not.

***If you can’t do dairy just put 2 T vinegar in almond or rice milk and let it sit for a minute or two. You could also substitute the butter for another oil I am sure as well.

This is how to make your own whole grain flour:

This is the grinder that I use to grind all of my flour. You can grind flour in your Blendtec, but the mill gets it a lot finer.

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2 Responses to Buttermilk Multigrain Bread

  1. Diana says:

    Hi,
    What dough enhancer do you use and do the ingredients include dairy?
    Btw, I enjoy your blog 🙂

    • desiree says:

      Diana,
      Thanks for stopping by. I use the dough enhancer from the Bosch store, the brand is Blue Chip Baker. The ingredients have whey in it which has dairy in it. Molasses is a great natural dough enhancer that you could substitute.

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