Thursday, January 14, 2010

RECIPE: Whole Grain Sunflower Bread

This is some darn good tasty bread. I made it yesterday to go with the chicken noodle soup I made for dinner.

Whole Grain Sunflower Bread


1 1/2 cups milk
2 Tbs canola oil
1 Tbs honey

2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup rye flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp dry active yeast
3 Tbs raisins

3 Tbs sunflower kernels


Select "dough" cycle on your bread machine. Add ingredients in order. Make a well in the center for the yeast. Start bread machine. At the end of the dough cycle, remove the dough and place on a floured surface. Knead dough for about a minute or two. Shape into desired loaf shape and place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with towel and let rise until almost double in size, about 40 minutes or so. Pop into a 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. Brush top with butter and enjoy!

I almost always make bread this way. It is so easy to let the bread machine do all the work, but when it comes to baking the bread I don't trust the machine and I hate the loaf that it produces. You can shape your loaf any old way that you please or you could place it in a greased loaf pan as well. I usually shape mine in a french bread loaf or just a round loaf.


  1. MMMMMMMMMM! I guess I'll have to try this, except I don't have any sunflower seeds. I wonder if pistachios or chopped almonds would work........

  2. I don't see why they wouldn't Penny!