Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Hearty and delicious, a combination of a bunch of bread recipes into something wonderful that I make every two weeks at least.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Take one cup warm water, combine yeast and sugar, set aside.
  2. The remaining 3 cups of water should be (tap) hot. Add oil, molasses, flax, sunflower seeds, oats, and salt.
  3. Mix in whole wheat flower.
  4. Mix in yeast mixture which should have risen nicely.
  5. Knead in white flour, adding until it is no longer sticky but is still soft.
  6. Allow to rise covered for an hour and a half, turning under every half hour.
  7. Divide into three large loaf pans, heat oven to 375'F, allow to rise in pans until oven heats up.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes.


Most Helpful

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this one yet! We make this every time we have a hearty's wonderful & crusty and we love sunflower seeds in bread. It's just so good my kids fight over the crust ends

Catherine Robson March 19, 2010

Marvellous Bread! I have made this twice now & love the texture & taste! I have halved the recipe & had wonderful results (even though I always "space out" & add the whole recipe alliquot of flax seed & nuts, LOL). I make the dough in my trusty old Panasonic bread machine using "raisin dough" setting so I can add the sunflower seeds (read pepitos or pecans, substitutes out of necessity that work great!) & not have them get broken into too tiny bits. I also add a couple of tablespoons of vital wheat gluten so the bread will last abit longer for the two of us (won't be a problem with houseguests around - this bread is too tempting to resist - warm & fresh, toasted or used for sandwiches - it is incredibly tasty). I make 2 smaller loaves, put a wash of heavy cream & slash them with a little utility knife before the final rise. Added bonus, the loaves are really pretty too! Thank you Garden Girl for this lovely reliable recipe (will try with sunflower seeds when I use up the bits & pieces of other nuts in the pantry first - I promise!!)

Buster's friend March 23, 2007

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