Reader Rosey submitted this super easy bread machine recipe. It’s a sunflower seed bread that’s also infused with flaxseeds and made with part wheat flour for a more wholesome touch. It’s perfect for breakfast toast or sandwiches.
Unlike many breadmaker recipes, this sunflower seed bread doesn’t call for any milk powder. You can use dairy-free milk beverage in place of the water, but it isn’t necessary. The loaf will still turn out tender and flavorful.
Sunflower Seed Bread without a Bread Machine
Whisk together the bread flour, salt, and yeast. Add the water, melted buttery spread or oil, sweetener, and flaxseed and stir to combine. Add the wheat flour, 1/3 cup at a time, kneading as it become thick. Knead it for 7 to 10 minutes. Cover and let rise in a warm draft free place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down and let rest 5 minutes. Shape and place in a greased and floured large loaf pan or two smaller loaf pans. Sprinkle on the sunflower seeds. Cover and let rise until doubled again, about 1 hour. Bake at 350ºF until golden and the loaf sounds hollow when thumped on the bottom. This is usually around 30 minutes.
Special Diet Notes: Sunflower Seed Bread
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, optionally vegan, and vegetarian.
- 1⅓ cups water
- 2 tablespoons dairy-free buttery spread or your favorite baking oil
- 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (for vegan)
- 1½ cups bread flour
- 1⅓ cups whole wheat bread flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- ½ cup ground flaxseed
- ½ cup shelled sunflower seeds
- Place all ingredients (except sunflower seeds) in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
- Select the basic white cycle for a 1½ pound loaf and press start.
- Add the sunflower seeds when the alert sounds during the knead cycle.