Sunflower seed bread


The smell alone of this bread baking is enough to make it worthwhile! Heavenly!


  • 2/3 C warm milk or water (I used milk)
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 C sunflower seeds, + more for sprinkling on top

Combine honey, milk, sugar, salt, yeast, oil, and egg in the bowl of a stand mixer.

Add in flour and sunflower seeds and mix just until dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.

Pour dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let rise about 2 hours, or until doubled in size.

Shape risen dough into an oval (batard shape) and place in a lightly greased 8x4" loaf pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30-40 minutes. While bread is rising, preheat oven to 375 F. 

Once bread has risen, brush top with a little vegetable oil and sprinkle top with sunflower seeds.

Bake the loaf for 35-45 minutes, then allow it to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing or serving.



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  1. thank you for the recipe, and the photo is so evocative that you can almost smell the warm bread through the screen

  2. Oh yummy! I had to give up baking bread years ago when my blood glucose started running out of range, We used to buy flour in 10 pound sacks. Now a 2 lb container will last for months as will 2 lbs of sugar. Our granddaughter just baked her first loaf of bread. It had wonderful texture and crispy crust and I sampled it-- oh-oh, she forgot to add the salt! Her next loaf was excellent.

  3. I am gonna try this. Thank you for the recipe!

  4. Yum, it looks like it would be good with butter, shame I'm allergic to wheat.

  5. I've copied the recipe, can't wait to try it.

  6. I can smell the bread in the air

  7. That bread looks amazing. Wow. Thanks for the recipe.

    Thank you for hosting the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. ♥

  8. It looks amazing! Can't wait to try this!
    Happy 2023, Sue!

  9. Loks yummy, thanks for the recipe.
    Greetings from Germany

  10. This bread looks very delicious with sunflower seeds....

  11. I love baking bread and this looks fab!

  12. Fresh bread. Can't beat it Have you tried chia bread Sue?

  13. Yumi indeed! It looks fresh and tasty!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    All the best in this new year. Helth and joy!

  14. Oh wow, that sounds (and looks) delicious, Sue. Thank you for sharing!

  15. Fresh bread. Nothing like it. Thank you for the recipe.

  16. The smell of baking bread is one of the most cozy smells on the planet.

  17. I haven't baked bread in so long and have forgotten how good it is fresh out of the oven! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Alana

  18. Looks so very yummy. I will try to do it.Thanks for sharing and hosting this great party.

  19. Fresh baked bread is one of the best smells in the world. And the hardest thing not to eat when doing no grains food program. :-(

  20. Looks good, and I am sure it tastes great - all the best and a very Happy New Year - Violetta


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