I have been playing with this recipe all summer and think I have it now. This is so easy to make and has saved my bacon over and over again when I was too busy to make my regular big batch of bread.
1 1/2 cups milk
2 Tbsp oil
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp ground flax seed (optional)
2 tsp salt
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp yeast
1 Tbsp gluten (optional)
Put everything in your bread machine in the order given.
Set your machine or the whole wheat setting and push start.
When the batch is almost ready to bake (that is about 1 hour remaining time on my machine), I pull the dough out and form it into a ball and put it back. Then it finishes rising and bakes perfectly. If I don't do that it still forms a good loaf but often gets a little high and sticks to the top of the machine. That isn't my favorite thing. :o)