Healthy Easy Peasy Seed Loaf

"This is a REALLY easy+foolproof loaf to bake. Very healthy as well. I usually bake it in mini loaf tins and freeze it, and take it out the morning I require it - fresh for lunch. This was the first bread I baked and it came out perfect!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
3 loaves


  • 560 g bread flour
  • 560 g brown bread flour
  • 80 g natural bran
  • 12 12 ml salt
  • 125 ml sunflower oil
  • 125 ml honey (or half honey+half molasses)
  • 450 ml seeds, mixture (linseed, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower)
  • 2 (10 g) packets instant yeast
  • 1 liter lukewarm water


  • Grease 3 medium loaf tins or several smaller tins well.
  • Place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix well to form a smooth, heavy batter.
  • *Note*No need to sift flour.
  • Spoon the batter into tins making them no more than half full, and sprinle some sesame seeds on top.
  • Place the tins in a protected, mildly warm spot and leave to rise until doubled.
  • Bake at 200 deg celcius for 20 mins, lower to 180 degrees celcius and bake for a further 20 mins until browned on the top.
  • Cool in tins for 5 mins then remove onto cooling racks.
  • TIPS: Once cooled, wrap in cling film, and freeze the loaves you do not require immediatly as home made yeast bread does not last long.
  • Adjust time accordingly for smaller tins as they might require less than 1/2 the time.
  • You can use a drop of choc brown colouring if you want really dark brown loaves.
  • You could also sprinkle some wheat into the tins before putting the batter in.
  • The seed mixture is 450ml of what you like.
  • Add the seeds and amounts according to your tastes (maybe try raisins next time)- it's all up to you.
  • Serve with butter/marg or a good spread.

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  1. You definitely need your very biggest mixing bowl for this. But it is well worth it. A very easy recipe if you ignore the stirring. I used sunflower, flaxseed and sesame seeds in my seed mix. I have a convection oven and I found that 30 minutes at 180 deg C was more than enough. This recipe is worth the effort of buying some more loaf tins!
  2. This is a very good, moist and easy to make batter bread. I used currants, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds, because that's what I had, and it turned out beautifully. I did use about 1/4 cup less bread flour than called for because stirring became too hard. This is lovely with cream cheese. Thank you very much for sharing the recipe with us.


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