• Italian 9-Grain Bread

    by  • November 25, 2013 • bread, giveaway • 200 Comments

    This Italian 9-Grain Bread  is the perfect bread to make for the holidays! Packed with fiber and flavorful herbs, it’s great for making sandwiches packed with leftover turkey and cranberry sauce, croutons for salads, crostinis for quick appetizers, and even savory bread puddings! 


    The past month and a half, we’ve been testing out the Home Bakery Virtuoso® Breadmaker on a variety of whole grain based recipes using ingredients and flours from King Arthur Flour. Now, I know what you’re thinking: what is a professional baker that went to culinary school doing by baking bread in a bread maker and not doing all the work herself?! Well, dear readers, after working endless hours at the restaurants, the last thing a baker wants to do is bake fresh bread at midnight! This bread maker allows us to have fresh, healthier loaves in which we have total control of the ingredient with little to no effort on our part and we love that!

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    During the past week, I’ve made about five different loaves, playing around with the flour varieties King Arthur Flour sent my way, which included bread flour, whole wheat flour, 9-grain flour blend, and sprouted whole wheat flour. One of my favorites to work with was the 9-grain flour, a blend of wheat, high-fiber Sustagrain® barley, rye, oats, amaranth, quinoa, millet, sorghum, and teff. It gave the bread a nutty taste, and definitely made for some heartier loaf.


    About the Home Bakery Virtuoso® Breadmaker:

    • Bakes a large traditional rectangular shaped 2-lb. loaf
    • Exclusive Home Made Menu function includes 3 memory settings
    • Additional heater on lid for even baking
    • Quick baking cycle prepares bread in a little over 2 hours
    • 13-hour delay timer
    • LCD clock makes it easy to check the completion time and set up the Timer
    • Includes an easy-to-follow instructional DVD, manual and recipe booklet
    • Menu settings include: basic bread, wheat bread, gluten free bread, sourdough starter, dough, jam, cake, quick bread and 3 home made menus

    Cooking with Books conclusion: We found the breads made on the REGULAR course turned out with more volume than on the WHEAT course, and we preferred the former because we could also control the crust color on our breads. The ease of just adding ingredients and closing the lid makes for some of the easiest bread making in the world! The machine rests, kneads, shapes, rises, and bakes the loaf in less than 3 hours, which is perfect for the holidays when you’re incredibly busy making a million other dishes. 

    Italian 9-Grain Bread

    Prep Time: 5 minutes

    Cook Time: 3 hours

    Yield: 1 large bread loaf

    This recipe makes a flavorful and hearty loaf bread, perfect for sandwiches.


    • 360 ml warm water
    • 340 grams bread flour
    • 120 grams whole wheat flour
    • 120 grams 9-grain flour blend
    • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
    • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast


    1. Place water and oil in bottom of bread maker mold.
    2. Add flour and make a well in the center (not too deep!)
    3. Sprinkle yeast in the center and the rest of the ingredients around it.
    4. Set to bake on the REGULAR COURSE and select MEDIUM on CRUST CONTROL.


    Adapted from the Zojirushi Breadmaker Manual's recipe for "Italian Wheat Bread

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    Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by Zojirushi and King Arthur Flour, both of which supplied us with material to make this post possible. As always, my opinions and love for bread, are all my own. 

    200 Responses to Italian 9-Grain Bread

    1. George
      November 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      I would make white whole wheat bread.

    2. Duncan
      November 30, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      White bread.

    3. Patricia
      November 30, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      I would make some Hawaiian bread.

    4. November 30, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      My mother used to make anadama bread….would love to try to do that in the bread machine!

    5. Vanessa Schade
      November 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      Zojirushi Bread machine and King Arthur flour together: dinamite!
      I would like to try you recipe for hawaiian-honey-bread. #delicious
      #bestgive-away #zojirushi #kingarthurflour

    6. Trish
      November 30, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      I would make whole wheat bread.

    7. November 30, 2013 at 12:48 am

      I’m a soccer for a honey wheat, I think I would try honey oatmeal wheat!

    8. November 29, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      White Sandwich Bread

    9. T
      November 29, 2013 at 11:50 am


    10. Marty
      November 29, 2013 at 2:51 am

      I would make some apple cinnamon bread.

    11. susie turner
      November 27, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      i would make 9 grain bread it is my most favorite bread too eat

    12. Amy
      November 27, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      Cinnamon Bread is what I’d make.

    13. Vanessa Schade
      November 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      This is awesome. My bread machine just broke and I miss it! I would make a loaf of Brioche bread. I am dying to try the recipe on the King Author website.

    14. Mere Wilcox
      November 27, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      I think my first loaf would be the 9 grain recipe here! I think it sounds perfect for sandwiches and French toast! After that, I’ll probably get gutsy. Maybe a cinnamon swirl bread, and closer to Christmas, I’d like to make a julekage.

    15. Aaron B
      November 27, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      My first loaf would more than likely be some kind of white bread since I’d probably have all the ingredients already. I’ve really been wanting to try making some kind of Jewish style rye bread though, but I’d have to get special ingredients for it first.

    16. CAMILLE P.
      November 27, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      The first bread I would make if I won this contest is sourdough cinnamon raisin bread – my family loves it!

    17. Brenda
      November 27, 2013 at 9:02 am

      pumpkin pecan yeast bread is our family favorite!

    18. Colleen
      November 27, 2013 at 8:26 am

      love homemade bread, nothing makes the house smell better than bread baking!

    19. Kelley
      November 27, 2013 at 8:21 am

      I bought my first bread machine second hand and love it, having two would be even better and I love the smell of cinnamon bread baking!

    20. Todd
      November 27, 2013 at 5:29 am

      Would love to try this 9grain

    21. November 27, 2013 at 3:20 am

      I would cook white bread if I won..

    22. November 27, 2013 at 1:44 am

      wheat with sunflower seed

    23. November 27, 2013 at 1:19 am

      Whatever kind my husband would like to help me make!

    24. Sandra Chavez
      November 27, 2013 at 12:59 am

      I would make oatmeal sunflower bread.

    25. Kat
      November 27, 2013 at 12:46 am

      the 9 grain blend sounds tasty. And a bread maker-sounds easier than going shopping and trying to figure out the strange ingredients listed on a store bought loaf.

    26. Briana
      November 27, 2013 at 12:32 am

      the italian 0- Grain Bread

    27. Polly
      November 27, 2013 at 12:15 am

      Whole wheat bread!!! Thanks for this giveaway!!

    28. Trish
      November 26, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      Honey wheat bread.

    29. Mark
      November 26, 2013 at 10:30 pm

      My own whole wheat with flax and a touch of honey.

    30. kenda
      November 26, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      i love my bread maker by this company would love to win this style & give my old one to someone that needs it

    31. bsfossum@alliancecom.net
      November 26, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      I would bake Honey Wheat bread!

    32. bsfossum@alliancecom.net
      November 26, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      This bread looks delicious!

    33. Sara Lafosse
      November 26, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      I would make white bread.

    34. Deborah S
      November 26, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      Newly gluten free…..I’d bake a gluten free bread!

    35. Carla
      November 26, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      Swirled Pumpernickel Rye Bread mmm yum

    36. Donna Bentley
      November 26, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Going make this bread!

    37. Dixie
      November 26, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      What a great prize! I love making bread!!

    38. amanda
      November 26, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      I would definitely make some sort of sandwich bread.

    39. Catlyn L
      November 26, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      I have an Oatmeal Bread recipe that I’d just love to try in this machine!

    40. Katie Whitta
      November 26, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Whole wheat

    41. Celeste
      November 26, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Honey oatmeal bread!

    42. Heather
      November 26, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      it would be nice to win so my girls can help make home made goodies out of the bread machine

    43. Saundra Bowers
      November 26, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      Honey oatmeal.

    44. Eliana G
      November 26, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      giabbatta bread! (not sure if that’s spelled correctly)

    45. Cat G.
      November 26, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      I’d bake honey wheat. Thanks!

    46. November 26, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      I have never baked bread before but having this home bakery virtuoso will be great and I would make this exact same recipe which sounds sooo good!

    47. November 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      I hate to be bland, but I have to say that I’d bake this recipe! It looks wonderful :)

    48. KRISTINE L
      November 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      sprouted rye bread!

    49. November 26, 2013 at 11:30 am

      Honey wheat with sunflower seeds

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