Rye Bread from the Bread Machine

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With my recent knee procedure, It’s been really challenging getting back in the swing of regular activities so I’ve had a lot of time on my hands. For me, this can be dangerous because I have time to research and ponder various things. Other times, it can be quite therapeutic & advantageous. I think today’s post is of the latter.

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When I do eat carbs, I try to eat the highest quality. When it comes to baking, I usually try to bake with whole wheat; however, recent reading has shown me that rye has a lower glycemic index than wheat flour which I never knew. In a nutshell, glycemic index refers to the ranking system regarding the speed with which carbohydrates are processed in the body; and, subsequently, the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels. Being a type II diabetic, this is very important to me.

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A slower burning carb is the best carbohydrate for my nutritional health so I decided to try to modify my whole wheat bread machine recipe to include as much rye as possible. Honestly, I prefer to make my bread by hand but the bread machine is making things pretty easy these days so I can limit my hobbling around in the kitchen. If you like a dense, grainy bread from a bread machine then this recipe will be great for you.

Rye Bread (bread machine)


  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1.5 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups rye flour
  • 1 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 Tbsp oat bran
  • 3 Tbsp flax seed, ground
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds, brown
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds, black
  • 2 Tbsp caraway seeds
  • 5 Tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 Tbsp dry milk powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp vital wheat gluten
  • 2-1/4 tsp instant yeast


  1. Pour water into bread pan.
  2. Add olive oil.
  3. Mix together rye flour, wheat flour, oat bran, flax seeds, sesame seeds, caraway seeds & whole wheat pastry flour together & add to bread pan.
  4. Add sugar, milk powder, salt and vital wheat gluten to bread pan. I like to add these around the perimeter of the pan (example, salt in one corner, sugar in another, etc).
  5. With a spoon, create a divet in the middle of the flour mixture & pour instant yeast into the small indentation.
  6. In my bread machine, I bake on the whole wheat, quick setting which takes about 2:08 hours.
  7. Makes 1.5 lb loaf.

Recipe adapted from recipes included in the manual that came with my Zojirushi Bread Machine


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I would love to see other great rye bread recipes so if you know of one, please leave a comment below. Happy Friday!

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  1. It seems hygienic! I must gonna try this, my mom will love it! Please upload some more recipes!
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  2. I loooove rye bread + yours looks just wonderful. I’d love a slice right now, toasted with a little butter on there. YUM!
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  3. Oh, I’m sorry to hear about your knee…hope you’re back to new very soon! Interesting about rye flour and the glycemic index. Definitely a good reason to whip up your wonderful loaf! Have an excellent weekend~

  4. So glad that you’re on your way to recovery! This bread looks wonderful and I hope you ate a bunch! :P
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  5. I’m sure it will keep getting better my friend, we are forever here behind you for support :)
    Your bread looks so healthy and delish!

    Choc Chip Uru
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  6. That’s interesting. I didn’t know that about rye. I tend to go for complex carbs and tons of fiber but, with no blood sugar problems, I don’t really pay attention to the index. Maybe I should be anyway?
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  7. I love rye bread and yours looks fabulous!
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  8. I’ve never made rye bread. But I do love my bread machine. His name is Max.

    I seriously want to gnaw on some bread right now. Can I have some of your’s?
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    • That’s hilarious that you named your bread machine. I typically don’t name things but after my bariatric surgery, my stomach is so finicky that I named him Stan … Stan has a mind of his own :-)

      Come have some bread, girl :-)

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