Sunflower Seed & Honey Wheat Bread
Total TimePrep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 35 min.
Makes3 loaves (12 slices each)
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 3-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
- 1/4 cup bread flour
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/3 cup honey
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 6-1/2 to 7-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the bread flour, oil, honey, salt and 4 cups whole wheat flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in sunflower kernels and enough remaining flour to form a firm dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Punch dough down; divide into 3 portions. Shape into loaves; place in 3 greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
- Bake at 350° until golden brown, 35-40 minutes. Brush with melted butter. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Freeze option: Securely wrap and freeze cooled loaves in foil, and place in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, thaw at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 125 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 212mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
Mar 22, 2020
Just made this as directed. OMG so good and three beautiful loaves of bread. I'm not a regular bread maker and this turned out fantastic. Fortunately my brother-in-law, who had stayed with us over the holidays, liked to make bread so I had the ingredients on hand. Made this while we are self quarantining and ran out of bread as have the stores. Will keep this recipe in my stock pile.
Mar 12, 2019
This turned out fantastic! I like that it makes 3 loaves, as it really makes it worth the effort. I make a lot of bread, and find it hard to find really good wheat ones that everybody likes. The texture was perfect.
Mar 16, 2018
I've made this recipe several times & it always turns out perfectly. I roll out 1/3, brush with butter then roll up & slice like cinnamon rolls. It makes the most fantastic dinner rolls.
Feb 11, 2017
Made this for the first time today, but it won't be the last. Love it!
Sep 24, 2016
Jan 28, 2015
Jan 6, 2015
New staple in our home. Everyone loved it. Thank you!!
Oct 23, 2013
Followed recipe exactly. The whole family loved it! My daughter said, "It is awesomely good!" One of the better wheat bread recipes that I've tried.
Sep 16, 2013
I'm making this for the second time. Glad I found it again; it's a keeper!
Apr 19, 2013
still rising, but it smells great