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Red River Cereal Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Red River Cereal Bread

Wonderful, savory dinner bread. Recipe originally comes from the back of the box of Red River Cereal. Uses vital wheat gluten in order to get the heavy wheat flour to raise.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 14 mins
Course Breads, Rolls and Muffins
Cuisine American
Servings 20


  • 1 1/3 cups hot water
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups King Arthur unbleached Bread flour
  • 1 1/3 cups King Arthur Whole Wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup Red River Cereal
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. honey or brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. bread machine yeast
  • 4 tsp. vital wheat gluten


  • Add ingredients to bread machine loaf pan in order given.
  • Select whole wheat cycle.
  • Makes 2 lb. loaf.


NOTE: Red River Cereal Bread is intended to be made in a breadmaker and not for use as a regular hand-kneaded bread loaf. If you try to use this recipe and hand-knead the bread, you will have to increase the bread flour considerably.
NOTE: I used honey rather than brown sugar in the recipe.
NOTE FROM PRODUCT MANUFACTURER: If you grew up on Red River cereal, then this bread will bring back memories of goodness steaming in the kitchen. Except that now, it’s baking in the bread machine. Serve toasted as a breakfast bread lightly drizzled with honey, and you’ll give new meaning to toast. Vital wheat gluten is necessary for many breadmaker recipes using whole wheat flour as yeast alone is not enough to get the dough to rise since the flour is so dense.
NOTE: If you can't find Red River Cereal (it is a Canadian product), cracked wheat can probably be substituted quite satisfactorily.
NOTE: While this recipe produced a lovely loaf of bread in my kitchen, others have had difficulty with the texture. You may need to increase the bread flour (NOT wheat flour) by 1/2 to 1 cup.
NOTE: all-purpose flour does not contain the necessary gluten to bond the ingredients together as well as bread flour. The bread may turn out crumbly. For best results use bread flour.
NOTE: I recommend using Fleischmann's yeast or bread machine yeast in any yeast bread recipe. Red Star yeast just doesn't work as well.
Recipe adapted from a Red River Cereal recipe.
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Keyword bread, breakfast, brunch
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