The Prepared Pantry

Big Sky Cracked Wheat Bread Mix

Make this with your bread machine, stand-type mixer, or by hand.

SKU: M30-1

Can I use this mix in my 1 pound capacity or 1.5 pound capacity bread machine?

We have designed our mixes specifically for 2 lb. capacity machines. However, you may still find success with 1.5 lb. capacity machines. You may expect to see the top of the loaf touch the lid of the machine towards the end of the baking cycle. This may lead to imperfect baking in that one spot on the loaf. The rest of the loaf should be fine. For 1 lb. bread machines, we recommend only running the bread on the dough cycle and then transfer the dough to a pan for baking in a conventional oven. See packaging for more info.

Why do the directions ask me to use a thermometer?

Yeast is very sensitive to heat and other environmental factors. We have tested and designed our mixes to find the sweet spot for yeast activity to get the best rise. Even just a few degrees off on water temperature can make a big impact on the quality of your bread. Measuring the temperature of your water accurately is the best way to ensure consistently successful bread baking.

I followed the directions exactly and I see had a problem with my bread? What can I do?

Sometimes bread issues happen. We are happy to help. Send us a picture of your bread and a picture of the back packaging of your bread mix to our customer support email at Include as much detail as possible about your baking process and bread machine model so we can troubleshoot the cause of the issue.

Should I adjust my mix for high altitudes?

We don't recommend making any changes to the mix for high altitudes. We have tested our mixes in a variety of locations and have fine tuned each mix to be the best product possible.

I don't have a bread machine or a stand-type mixer. Can I still make this bread in my oven?

  • Great bread--tasty, fluffy, and light
  • Chewy pieces of whole wheat that get soft during baking
  • No hard or crunchy pieces
  • Hearty, wholesome bread with a nutty taste your family will love
  • Great breakfast bread, but it works for sandwiches as well
  • One of our bestsellers

This is a heritage bread, a bread like our grandmothers made with finely cracked wheat to create a hearty, wholesome bread. Your family will like it too. This is an intriguing, premium bread with the right mixture of whole wheat and bread flour. Your family will like the sweet, nutty taste without the bitter aftertaste of some whole wheat breads.

It's wholesome but doesn't have hard pieces of chopped grains. The long cycle of mixing your bread and letting it rise softens the tiny grain pieces. They're chewy, not hard. Even your kids will eat this bread.

Give it a try, and add this to your cart.

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 Each package contains one wholesome mix. This mix makes a 1 1/2 pound loaf.

Customer Reviews

Based on 68 reviews
Holly Mickler

All of the breads have been fantastic!

Randy Bailey
Cracked wheat

Very good my husband doesn't like wheat but really likes it

Henry Szlenkier
Mmmmmmhhh Good

Easy peasy, nice and easy in the bread machine and was tasty and definitely head and shoulders over store bought processed white bread. As the saying goes, The whiter the bread, the sooner you’re dead!

Frank beretz

We liked it, cooked great in bread machine and tasted delious

Frank Herzog
On Hold

Haven’t baked it yet…but the package is pretty.