- 1 1/3 cups strong brewed coffee, room temperature
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ¼ cup dark molasses
- 2 Tbs brown sugar
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup rye flour
- 2 cups bread flour
- 2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1½ tsp salt
- 2½ tsp active dry yeast or bread machine yeast
- Place all ingredients in bread machine pan in order suggested by manufacturer. Select Dough cycle. When the machine indicates the end of the final rise, remove the dough.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Shape the dough into 12 dinner rolls, or one 9×5 inch loaf. Let rise until doubled in size while the oven preheats, they should rise quickly.
- Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven for rolls, or 35 minutes for a loaf, or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
- Optional: Brush the rolls or bread with beaten egg, then sprinkle some uncooked oatmeal on top before baking.
User note: I did not use a bread machine but used all the same ingredients called for. I first dissolved my yeast in warm coffee. I then added my brown sugar and let it set a few minutes to get frothy. Next, I added the salt, molasses and oil. I stirred this well and then added in the cocoa powder. One cup at a time, I added the whole wheat flour, rye flour, and 1 cup bread flour. I then kneaded in the last cup just until the bread was smooth and elastic (it did not take the full last cup). This has a great texture and was super easy to make. It made two medium sized loaves.