We have a Panasonic Bread Bakery Machine. It's the one with the yeast holder on the top of the lid. Pictured above is what is probably the latest version of our model. I know that different machines are finicky in different ways, so I thought I would mention it.
This recipe works every time and with a few different modes on our machine.
2.25 cups of whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp dry milk
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp butter (or more....mmmm)
1 Tbsp honey
15/16 cup water (yes, exactly)
1 tsp dry yeast (not leveled, not heaping)
Dump it all in the bucket in that order. Put your yeast in the yeast drop and don't forget to turn on the machine!