Seeduction Bread (Copykat - Whole Foods Recipe)

"I love this bread toasted for breakfast and the rolls are absolutely delicious for holiday meals. The Whole Foods Market makes this bread approximately every other month. I would prefer to purchase it, but if it is not available -- I can try this recipe. Enjoy!"
photo by tami f. photo by tami f.
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Ready In:
2hrs 45mins
1 loaf




  • Gently stir together the warm water, molasses, honey and yeast in a large bowl and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Pour oil into the yeast mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the a. p. flour, whole wheat flour, salt, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, 2 tablespoons of millet, barley flour, and vital wheat gluten. Stir the flour and seed mixture to the yeast mixture until it pulls together. Turn the dough out of the bowl onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 7-8 minutes, adding additional flour as needed. Place the dough in a large oiled bowl, cover and let stand in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Grease a 9 x 13 baking sheet.
  • Punch down the risen dough and turn out of the bowl onto a lightly floured surface. Form into a round or oval loaf shape and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Cover the dough and allow to rise until doubled in size again, about 40 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees toward the end of this second rise. Slash the top of the loaf diagonally with a sharp razor blade or serrated knife. Carefully brush with the beaten egg white, and sprinkle with remaining millet seeds over the top.
  • Bake in preheated oven until the bread sounds hollow when thumped on the side, 40 - 45 minutes. Prep time includes rising time.

Questions & Replies

  1. I’m trying your recipe for the first time. When I got to the “25 ounce” package of yeast, I knew something was wrong. Do you mean .25 ounce package or about 1.5 teaspoons dry yeast?
  2. Will this recipe work in a bread maker or will it need adjustments?
  3. Has anyone tried making this using a sourdough starter instead of dry yeast. I do note that Whole Foods uses sourdough, with a little dry yeast (to speed proofing I image) in their ingredient list. Thx
  4. Is the sea salt fine grain? Can you give the weight of the amount of sea salt, so I can look up the conversion to table and kosher salt?


  1. Absolutely delicious! I did make two changes, though. I reduced the molasses to one T. and skipped the pumpkin seeds. Other than that I followed the recipe. Thanks, Nancy for a great new recipe that I will make many times! (maybe I will find some raw pumpkin seeds next time!) <br/> Made for Make Ky Recipe 2012
  2. I love this recipe. First time ever baking any kind of bread like food. I was thrown off by the yeast amount in ingredient list. In parenthesis it states 25 ounces. Never baking with yeast before, it took me a while to understand that probably 0.25 ounces was meant. Made this twice and will continue to make it.
  3. I had a "Seeduction" roll for the first time last weekend, and it was SO GOOD that I came home and looked up this recipe. I made it today and it is marvelous! We do not have a Whole Foods in our town, so I am so glad this recipe is here. I made it according to the recipe, except I used my bread machine to mix as another reviewer did. Also, since I could not find malted barley flour, I used 1 tablespoon of sugar, as another reviewer suggested. I was concerned at first because the dough is very soft, not like bread dough I am used to, but it turned out really well. For ease of storage and toasting, I made it in a regular bread pan, and it is beautiful and tasty!
  4. Great bread for toast in the morning. I used 1 T. sugar for the malted barley and quinoa for the millet. Rose beautifully.
  5. This is a fantastic bread,thanks for sharing it with us! I've just recently become a big fan of Whole Foods seeduction and your creation suits us even more as the crust is a bit softer. I had to many irons in the fire the day I tried it for the first time so used my bread machine on dough setting, which worked very well, on slower days I am anxious to try the old school method! I also was missing the malted barley flour and still haven't located any but will stay on the.hunt!



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