Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 35 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set aside 1 cup flour.
  2. Mix remaining flour, flax seed, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl.
  3. Heat water, milk, and oil until hot to the touch (about 125-130°F) but DO NOT BOIL.
  4. Stir milk mixture into dry mixture. Mix in enough reserved flour to make a soft dough that does not stick to the bowl.
  5. Turn out onto floured board and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
  6. Cover dough and let rest 10 minutes.
  7. Divide dough in 1/2 and shape into loaves.
  8. Place into 2 greased (8 ½ inch x 4 ½ inch) loaf pans.
  9. Cover and let rise in a warm place until dough has doubled in volume (about 40-50 minutes).
  10. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for 30-35 minutes.
  11. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
Most Helpful

Excellent recipe! I have used it four times now. It is fantastic toasted as that brings out the flax flavor even more. My DH loves it.

Twice I have substitutied 2 cups whole wheat flour instead of white and it's really good with that. I also have added a handful or two of whole flax seeds for extra texture. I have doubled the yeast the last couple of times now that helps it raise to a better size. My first loaves were a little smaller than I wanted.

mengman June 16, 2012

I just had a slice of this toasted with butter on it...mmm!Next time I make this I will use all whole wheat flour for added goodness.I used tradional yeast and put the dough through 2 rises.

LuuvBunny October 30, 2009

Good recipe, but be careful to heat the milk all the way to 180 degrees, or use powdered milk, if you want it to rise properly.

John Geiger August 12, 2014