Monday, July 2, 2012

Seed Bread

The name of this recipe might be a little bit of a turnoff for some people... In all honesty-I don't really love the vibe the name "Seed Bread" gives off. It kinda sounds like something you'd feed to birds, but don't judge this recipe by the name! I promise you-if you give this recipe an honest try you won't be sorry! 

This bread is very easy to make (thank you 21st century invention-the bread machine!). All you have to do is throw everything in the bread machine and let it do the work for you!

It's also extremely healthy! It uses some of the world's most amazing superfoods- flax seed and sunflower seeds. I'm always trying to find ways to use flax seed-it is full of healthy fats which I always find hard to get enough of! However, sometimes just sprinkling flax seed into yogurt or mixing with peanut butter gets old... and let's be honest-flax is not the most delicious treats in the world. But this bread recipe is! It is so moist and hearty, you can't even taste the flax seed in it (but your body will know the nutrients are there!)

So what are we waiting for?! Let's get down to the recipe so we can all enjoy this soft and scrumptious bread!

-1 3/4 cup warm water
-3 TBSP. honey
-2 TBSP. butter
-1 tsp. salt
-1/2 cup flax seeds
-2 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
-4 tsp. vital wheat gluten
-1 pkg. yeast (2 1/4 tsp.)
-1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1. Add all ingredients to bread machine in order listed (you can wait and add the seeds at the 'mix-in' stage if you bread machine has one, but if not don't worry-the bread will still turn out fine if you add all ingredients at beginning!)
2. Place machine on 'whole wheat' setting and let it do its magic!
3. Enjoy slowly with a drizzle of honey 

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