Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

I found this wholesome, hearty bread on The Council of Elrond, a Tolkien-centered website which includes a treasure trove of fabulous recipes. AsliannQuinn, the site member who submitted the recipe, says: "Men and Elves can barely handle a slice of this Hobbiton staple without a big glass of milk." Well, whether you're a Tolkien fan or not, I'm sure you'll like this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend first five ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Add soda and salt; mix well.
  3. Stir in flour and nuts.
  4. Pour into well-greased 9" or 10" bread pan; aprinkle seeds on top, as much as you like.
  5. Cover loosely with tin foil, shiny side up, and bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve hot!


Most Helpful

This is bread and delicious and deserves far more reviews! It's moist and as other reviewers said quite light for a whole wheat bread. I added walnuts, and eat it by itself or with a little butter. I'm looking forward to trying other variations. Thanks for the recipe!

gillygirl September 18, 2012

Delicious bread! Easy to make! And so yummy! Everyone in our family loved it! I substituted 1/8 C. Splenda Brown sugar for the Brown Sugar and put 3/4 C. Chopped Pecans in it too. A little dense, but really moist, cooked up quickly, and was healthier than most breads! We'll be making this one a lot! I may add Craisins at times for a more breakfasty bread too. Best eaten hot. I think it would be really good as a dense french toast. Yum!

Aunt Mo February 06, 2009

Reminded me of brown sugar muffins. Our family finished the loaf at one meal, so the only thing I'll do differently next time is make 2!

feedn'9 January 02, 2008

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