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Whole Wheat – Sunflower – Flax Bread

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I love a nutty, crunchy, flavorful, homemade bread! And I’m always changing my master bread recipe to come up with something different and new. Today, I made a Whole Wheat – Sunflower – Flax bread.

I used my Master Recipe here and simply added two additional ingredients to my tried and true recipe:The result was a fabulous bread! I’ll be making this recipe again. I love the crunch of the sunflower seeds and the rich, full flavor of the freshly ground hard red wheat. Really, I think I’d survive just fine with homemade bread and a stick of butter. 🙂


To my standard recipe I added:

2 cups raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup flax seeds, ground

Here’s the rest of the recipe:

5 cups warm water
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup honey
1 heaping Tbsp. salt – I use Real Salt Sea Salt
1 heaping Tbsp. Dough Enhancer
10 cups ground wheat flour – I used hard red wheat for this recipe
3 Tbsp. Saf-Yeast Instant Yeast
A couple cups additional flour

Mix dough in Bosch on low speed. Quickly add as much additional flour as needed for the dough to pull away from the side of the bowl so that the sides of the bowl come clean. Mix it for 5 minutes. Oil hands and counter well, divide dough into 5 loaves and let rise in loaf pans, sprayed with non-stick spray. Let rise for approx. 30 minutes until they have doubled in size. Turn oven down to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes.




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About Michelle

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. blankAndrea @ Frugally Sustainable says

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  2. blankVelmaD says

    I’m a bread lover who’s trying to lessen my carb intake and would LOVE bread/muffin recipes with alternative flours. Any suggestions?

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