Classic Flax Bread

READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
Recipe by Vino Girl


Top Review by mengman

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.

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.

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