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Wheat Bread Recipe

Oh, what to call this bread. Besides delicious, that is! The many types of seeds: pumpkin seeds, sesame, sunflower; and wheat flour combine to form a nutty, flavorful loaf of bread. But “Nutty Wheat Bread” sounds a little crazy! So let’s keep things simple and go with “Wheat Bread” for now. 5-1-14 061[14]

 

Ok, stop talking about the name. Just go make this bread right now. Best decision of your life.

 

I first learned about this recipe when our exchange student from Germany stayed with my family last year. She made it for us and we loved it right away! Since then, I have made it many times, so this recipe is coming at you all the way from Germany!

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 3/4 cup spelt wheat flour

1 3/4 cup whole mal (I used whole wheat flour)

1/2 cup sesame seeds

1/3 cup millet

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup sunflower seeds (plus extra for the topping)

1-2 tbsp. flaxseed

2 tsp. vinegar

2 tsp. yeast

2 cups warm water

 

This may, in fact, be the easiest bread to make in the world. There’s no waiting around for it to rise, no kneading for hours on end, no rolling out or shaping. Simply mix your ingredients together.

 

No really, that’s it. Promised it was easy!!

 

First spray a loaf pan with oil, and sprinkle flax seeds (enough to coat the bottom of the pan pretty evenly) so they will stick to the crust. I used about 1 1/2 tbsp. of flaxseeds, but feel free to adjust this based on your preference.

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Combine all ingredients until smooth (be careful not to over mix or your bread will be too dense because of the wheat flours). 5-1-14 046

So many seeds!! You can find these different types of seeds at a health food store or the organic section of a grocery store. I love that this bread is easy to prepare, tastes great, and is nutritious. I feel like I am eating a full dose of healthy when I dig into a piece of this bread!

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Spread the dough in your loaf pan, and sprinkle any kind of seeds on the top to coat. I used sunflower seeds for mine! I always realize as I am writing these posts how many exclamation points I use… I end up deleting some too, so you don’t think this bread is the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to me. You just have to love life!!

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Bake at 425 degrees for 50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Let it cool before slicing. This bread is best enjoyed within a few days of baking it – store in an airtight container. I love this bread toasted, with peanut butter or almond butter spread across the top. So delicious!

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