Flax Seed Bread (Bread Machine)

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I saw flax seed at the grocery and bought it without any idea of what to do with it. I found out that flax seed contributes fiber and omega-3s to the diet. Even better, it made this delightful, speckled loaf with a nutty flavor. Wonderful as is or toasted.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ingredients in your bread machine as directed by your manufacturer.
  2. Set to dough cycle. Check the consistency after about 10 minutes - if it looks dry, add a little more water.
  3. After initial rise, remove, shape in a large round loaf (or whatever you like), let rise again on a cornmeal dusted baking pan.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 deg. If desired, brush loaf with an egg wash (one egg beaten with 1 tbl. cold water). Slash loaf with sharp knife. Place in oven. After 15 min., reduce temperature to 350 deg.
  5. Bake for an additional 25 minutes or until loaf is done - an instant thermometer should read 205 deg.
  6. Turn onto cooling rack and let cool.
  7. Note: If using flax seed, 2/3 cups seed will grind into 1 cup flax meal.
  8. Note2: If using egg wash, you may also sprinkle loaf with whole flax or poppy seeds.


Most Helpful

Nice color and very dense. I did use more water than the recipe calls for as my bread machine was bogging down. I used a total of at least 1 1/2 cups plus another tablespoon of water. Thanks duonyte for posting. Made for PRMR Holiday Special.

WiGal December 07, 2009

I really like this bread. I make a double batch in my kitchenAid mixer. I did find the dough to be too dry, so the next time I changed the water to 1 1/2 c. I also changed the salt to 1 tsp (personal taste). Nice to find a healthy delicious recipe, thanks.

Doughy January 22, 2008

WONDERFUL!! I used 1/2 bread flour and 1/2 a homemade whole wheat blend...threw in a bit of whole flax too...instead of egg wash did a rice milk, honey & flax gel glaze...so good...looking forward to making it with molasses and trying chia seeds next time...Thanks for a beautiful bread recipe duonyte...made playing "I recommend tag"

free-free July 31, 2010

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