1/2 C warm water
1/3 C unsweetened applesauce
3 TBLS active dry yeast
3 1/2 C warm water
1/2 C honey
1/2 C molasses
1/2 C applesauce
3 TBLS lemon juice
2 eggs, beaten
9 C whole wheat flour
1/2 C ground flax seed
1 C quick cooking oats (rolled oats work great too)
1/2 C chopped walnuts or sunflower seeds
3/4 C cracked wheat or bulgur wheat
1 TBLS sea salt
5-6 TBLS vital wheat gluten
Stir together the 1/2 C water and 1/3 C applesauce in a small bowl. Dissolve the yeast in the mixture, let stand until creamy, about 5 minutes. Pour the yeast mixture into a large bowl with 3 1/2 C warm water, honey, molasses, applesauce, lemon juice and eggs; stir together to combine well.
In a separate bowl combine the whole wheat flour, flax seed, sunflower seed (or walnuts), cracked wheat (or bulgur wheat) and salt. Stir the flour mixture into the yeast mixture until a smooth dough forms. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. (Or let the Bosch do the work for you :)) Spray a bowl with olive oil and place dough inside. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
Spray 3 loaf pans with olive oil. (We pull off enough for a mini loaf, spraying that pan too, then shaping the rest into the 3 loaves. That way when it comes out of the oven, as a family we eat a mini loaf. :) We get hot bread, but we don't eat a whole large loaf, because believe me, we could! :) ) Punch down dough, shape into loaves and place in the pans.
Preheat oven to 375. Bake 40-50 minutes, or until the loaves are golden and crusty looking.