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October 30, 2007

Whole Wheat Sunflower Seed Herb Bread

Whole Wheat Sunflower Seed Herb Bread

Nothing beats home baked bread. It tastes heavenly and it doesn't have all those nasty preservatives, high fructose corn syrup or trans-fats! If you have a bread maker it's even easier! By utilizing whole grains and natural sweeteners you can make a killer loaf of bread that isn't so bad for you.

What You'll Need:
1 1/4 cup evaporated skim milk
1/3 cup of warm water
1 1/2 cups of white whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1/4 cup of honey
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 teaspoons of sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons of dried basil (optional)
1 teaspoon of dried thyme (optional)
4 teaspoons of yeast
1 tablespoon of wheat germ
1 tablespoon of wheat bran
1 tablespoon of ground flax seed
1/2 cup of raw, unsalted sunflower seeds

Dump ingredients into a bread maker and set to the 2 pound whole wheat cycle.

If you wanted it would be simple to make this bread the traditional way too. Mix the ingredients until the dough forms. Let rise in a greased bread pan for 1 hour. Preheat you oven to 375 F and bake until golden brown (approximately 30-40 minutes).

Notes: You can use any herbs you like. 2 tablespoons of chopped dry rosemary and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder for Garlic Rosemary bread. You could add in a couple of tablespoons of dill and a cup or so of cheddar for a lovely Cheddar Dill Bread.

Posted by Dianne at October 30, 2007 7:15 AM

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Thanks for the recipe and all the wonderful sounding variations. It sounds like a great recipe for my way of eating. I'm going to try it with agave nectar instead of honey and see how it turns out.

Posted by: Kalyn at October 30, 2007 9:01 AM

I agree, Dianne! Home baked bread is the best.
This loaf is delicious, yummy!

Posted by: Patricia at October 30, 2007 9:18 AM

Kayln, that's a good idea! I hadn't thought of that! :o)

Patricia, not to mention how good it makes the house smell! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at November 5, 2007 2:14 PM

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