Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

One of the farmers markets sells this very heavy dense bread that is chocked full of seeds. Well it is kind of expensive at $4.00 a loaf, so started playing around with some soda bread recipes and came up with this which is close. This is a heavy dense bread that only slices well when cold but tastes better warm. We enjoy it slightly warm with either plain or with flavored butter.*The dough is very sticky see notes in directions*

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. In a small bowl combine all the seeds and set aside.
  3. Combine the flours, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add all but 2 tablespoons of the seeds.
  4. Stir the sour milk/buttermilk (recommend using smaller amount and gradually add more milk as needed) into the dry ingredients just to blend (dough will be sticky).
  5. Turn out dough on to a well floured board and knead about 5 times, just enough to pull it together into a loose ball. (over kneading will make the bread tough).
  6. Place the dough on a lightly floured baking sheet and mark it with a deep cross across the top, cutting two-thirds to the way through the loaf with a serrated knife.
  7. Brush with a little milk and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of seeds.
  8. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until it sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  9. Cool on rack.
Most Helpful

Dense and with a lovely crunch. I love breads like this. I had all the seeds except flax so I substituted with millet and chia seeds. I only had one cup of buttermilk so I used plain kefir for the rest. And I made two small loaves instead of one large loaf. This bread was so easy to make and the baking time was spot on. I enjoyed the bread toasted and buttered. I love this recipe and I'm sure I will make this bread often. Thanks Deb, for posting this keeper recipe.

Kathy228 October 30, 2011

It took me a bit of time to gather together all the seeds for this recipe, but it was well worth the effort ~ This is a very, very nice tasting bread, & as one other reviewer said it, "A true winner!" I'm even thinking about turning this into smaller loaves that I can include in my end-of-the-year gift baskets! Thanks for posting this great recipe! [Made & reviewed in Everyday Is a Holiday tag]

Sydney Mike November 22, 2010

This is a true winner of a recipe!!!!
It is easy and quick to put together without any fuss and the result is sooooooooo great!
The bread comes out dense, moist in the centre with a lovely crunchy crust and the taste is sooooo yummy! The seeds add a wonderful crunch and make the bread quite healthy, which I truly like.
I used 1 3/4 cup of buttermilk plus 3 tbs, which made the dough smooth and perfect to work with. Im so happy to have tried this excellent recipe, which I will certainly make again and again.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing another winning recipe with us, Debbie!
Made and reviewed for my chosen chef during Veggie Swap #26 September 2010.

Lalaloula September 10, 2010