I bought some bulk local whole grain flour and tried to use it in my bread machine. I couldn't find an actual recipe using whole grain flour so I followed one for whole wheat and if I remember correctly I used part white flour. It came out short, dense and very very bitter, as well as partly raw I think on the whole wheat setting because there's no WG one. It was disgusting.
I didn't even keep it to feed the birds.
I can't seem to find a recipe, I don't know if it was bitter because it was raw or if it will always be so bitter?
If anybody has a bread machine recipe that would be great, or even another use because I am scared to waste more ingredients and time making something else like pancakes.
All the "whole grain" bread recipes I find online suggest things like actual cereals and grains added to different flours but never actual "whole grain" flour.
It isn't whole wheat, it's a mixed grain, I think at least 12 grain, all local to Alberta if that helps! It looks a bit like the whole wheat flour I have but not the same for sure.
When I bought it I assumed it would just get tossed in the bread machine like regular flour because of the texture and I see "whole grain" bread all the time
I would just experiment with a few whole wheat recipes. I wouldn't sub part white flour if the recipe calls for whole wheat. If you know your yeast is good, add a bit more sweetness to combat the bitterness. Add raisins or honey or something. It's not a bread machine recipe, but here is our favorite whole wheat bread recipe (super easy!).