Four-Grain Breakfast Bread

Published by Bonnie on

This homemade bread with all it’s spices packs a powerful punch of nutrients and smells heavenly when it’s done.

The amaranth in the recipe includes among it’s benefits the amino acids lysine and methionine, elements largely absent in most other flours.  High in fiber and rich in iron, it contains as much as 16 percent protein.

~Richard Langer, The Bread Machine Bakery Book

My recipe is specifically for a 1-lb bread machine, so if you make it by hand, you may have to adjust.

Please be sure to comment below if you make any variations that would be helpful for our readers!

Four-Grain Breakfast Bread

Equipment Needed: 1-lb Bread Machine (or adjust recipe as needed)
Course Bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1 lb loaf
Author Bonnie Hershey


  • Bread Machine


  • 1 cup milk or soy milk
  • 1 TBL honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TBL unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup semolina flour
  • 1/2 cup amaranth flour
  • 1/2 cup raw rolled oats not instant
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 to 1 tsp salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast


  • Pour all liquid ingredients into your bread pan (unless your machine instructions call for starting with the yeast).
  • Give them a quick mix to incorporate the egg and butter.
  • Measure in the flours and the oatmeal.
  • Lastly, add the spices, salt and yeast.
  • Use a quick bake cycle for this bread.
  • Upon completion, promptly remove from pan and cool on rack.


Serving Suggestions:
This bread is GREAT served warm or toasted. Use butter, jelly, or honey for breakfast.
Makes yummy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch!
And we have even finished it off in the evening after dinner by drizzling some chocolate wine sauce over the top and eating it warm. Oo, la, la!



Bonnie Hershey currently serves as a business and nutrition coach with their business, Hershey Holistic Health. She holds an undergrad degree in education, and a certification in Practical Nutrition from the Northwest Academy of Practical Nutrition. She has over 20 years of leadership experience and enjoys encouraging others in their personal growth.


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