Flaxseed Bread

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This is a very nutritious and delicious loaf with spelt, wholewheat, flaxseed and honey. It has become one of our favourite breakfast bread recipes and it's perfect for a lunch sandwich too. Flaxseeds contain high levels of dietary fiber, are high in omega-3 fatty acids, and may lower cholesterol level, stabilize blood-sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart attacks, provide antioxidants and may play a role in decreasing your risk of cancer.

  • 200 g Spelt #1050 flour
  • 150 g Wholewheat flour
  • 5 g Instant dry yeast
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 120 ml Milk
  • 60 ml Water
  • 50 g Honey
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 2-3 tbsp Flaxseeds
  • 1 tbsp Butter, melted
  1. In a large bowl, combine the spelt flour, wholewheat flour, undissolved yeast, and salt. Heat the milk, water, honey, and butter until the mixture combined and warm.
  2. Make a well in the center, and gradually add the milk mixture and the egg to the flour mixture. Stir at slow speed for 2 minutes, then stir in flaxseeds until well-combined. Increase the speed and stir until soft dough forms. Turn the dough out onto the lightly floured surface and knead until the dough smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  3. Shape the dough into a round and place in a large, lightly oiled bowl. Cover with a cling film and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until it doubles in size. Roll out dough to a rectangle, about 12x8 inch/30x20 cm. Roll it up, starting from the short end, and pinch the seam to seal.
  4. Place, seam side down, in a standard loaf pan lined with baking paper. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Bake at 180C/350F for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Brush the top with melted butter. Cool on the wire rack.


85 comments:

aipi 26/11/10 19:28

That sounds really healthy..fab looking bread Angie!

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baking.serendipity 26/11/10 19:36

This looks delicious! And, bonus, it's good for you! A definite win-win in my book :)

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Ivy 26/11/10 19:39

I have lots of flaxseed to use. Looks beautiful.

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Heavenly Housewife 26/11/10 19:50

I recently took a class on bread baking. Now, seeing your post, I am reminded that I need to get baking!!! Gorgeous loaf, I'd love some of that fresh bread and some butter :D
*kisses* HH

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Jelena 26/11/10 19:56

I love the use of honey in bread and the flaxseeds are fantastic! The previous croissants were fantastic!

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MaryMoh 26/11/10 19:57

That's such a beautiful, golden and healthy loaf! Love it!

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Nadji 26/11/10 21:06

Comme d'habitude, ton pain est une réussite.
Il ne me manque que l'épeautre pour le tester .
Bon week-end et à bientôt.

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Dajana 26/11/10 21:56

That's such a beautiful and healthy loaf of bread. I'm definitely giving it a try.

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Terrianne, Call me Ree 26/11/10 22:05

I love flaxseed bread! This is truly a gorgeous loaf. Yum. =)

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whatsfordinneracrossstatelines 26/11/10 22:17

That's what I need today, I ate too much yest! Congrats on your croissants too! hope you are having a great weekend!
-Gina-

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Chow and Chatter 26/11/10 22:34

wow you make the best breads

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Kumi 26/11/10 22:47

I was just trying to think of ways to use a bag of flaxseed! Thanks for this - love the nutritious & delicious recipes. :)

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Dishesdone 26/11/10 22:54

looks like a really delicious and healthy bread! I would love some slices of that!

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Jan 26/11/10 22:55

What a gorgeous bread loaf! I am definitely going to make this recipe soon :) Thanks!

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Megan 26/11/10 23:39

How is my most magnificent baker doing! I would enjoy this at my breakfast table too! - Have a blessed weekend! xoxo Megan

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Reeni 27/11/10 02:20

I put flaxseed in my oatmeal every morning Angie - I love it - have never baked with it. Your bread is gorgeous!

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Donna-FFW 27/11/10 02:37

Oh toasted with butter, please.

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Jeannie 27/11/10 02:38

I am a big fan of bread and this one looks really good and healthy too! Gorgeous photos!

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j3ss kitch3n 27/11/10 02:40

delicious look and so healthy!

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♥LOVE2COOK♥ 27/11/10 02:47

What a fluffy bread!!! Looks absolutely divine ya! ;)

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 27/11/10 02:54

That is one of my favorite breads. Your loaf looks beautiful and so soft.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Honey Bee Sweets 27/11/10 02:54

Angie! I truly salute you for making the most healthy and delicious food I know!! Although I have yet used flaxseed before, but seeing your lovely loaf made me motivated to try this out! I believe everyone should eat healthy and you are a great help in posting these wonderful recipes for us, thank you!!!

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Eva 27/11/10 03:48

That loaf looks absolutely perfect. I've been wanting to use flaxseeds more in my cooking because I've been hearing a lot about their health benefits lately, and this recipe sounds like a great opportunity!

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Cherry On A Cake 27/11/10 04:01

You make the most beautiful breads in blogland! I have to get down to making some too. I have been having a long bread holiday.

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Lisa H. 27/11/10 06:50

I just drool over your bread variety... :)

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Belinda @zomppa 27/11/10 06:59

Maybe not so healthy after I stuff it with all the leftovers! =)

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3 hungry tummies 27/11/10 07:09

Perfectly baked bread, this is what I want for my breakfast!

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♥peachkins♥ 27/11/10 07:45

That is a beautiful bread,Angie! I hope I can make bread as beautiful as that!

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sangeeta 27/11/10 08:32

This must be the best bread with all the ingredients i see. Looking at your breads i feel like going to get some spelt flour .... hard to get in my country..

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maameemoomoo 27/11/10 09:08

My kind of bread totally!

Guess what?

Apart from wheat flour, i've just bought my very first packet of rye flour! Next would be flax seeds for sure. Love the bite!

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Christine@Christine's Recipes 27/11/10 09:23

I heart homemade loaf, fresh, nutritious and delicious! Love to have a slice of your lovely loaf.

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alwayswinner786 27/11/10 11:12

I love the use of whole wheat and honey with flax seed! Fabulous healthy bread Angie!

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Joanne 27/11/10 14:07

Whoa this bread sounds like it's packed full of nutrition AND flavor. Perfect.

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January 27/11/10 14:11

oh wow, that is such a healthy bread! i hope i can make one myself :) it looks delicious!

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Norma 27/11/10 14:41

As you know Angie, I am not a baker, but I love your blog and you inspire me to one day make a something.

I take my flax seed and grind them into powder form and mix with water 3 rimes a week and drink it. Also I crush them and sprinkle them in salads.

One day, in the near future, I will surprise you.

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Ananda Rajashekar 27/11/10 15:59

Love the 2nd pic...looks brilliant :)

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Pauline 27/11/10 17:03

Lovely shiny loaf - I hadn't thought of using flax seeds (- not telling you what happend to my bread today except it's been labelled as 'rustic'.)

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briarrose 27/11/10 17:50

What a pretty loaf of bread. I like to add flax to my breads as well...so yummy and good for you.

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Priya 27/11/10 19:31

Prefectly baked healthy bread..

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 27/11/10 19:39

What a beautiful, healthy-looking loaf of bread! It must taste wonderful toasted for breakfast.

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megan @ whatmegansmaking 27/11/10 20:43

This bread looks so good and nutritious! I love homemade bread :)

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Krishnaveni 27/11/10 21:26

love the addition of flaxseed in bread, lovely recipe

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Monet 27/11/10 22:24

Don't you just love adding flaxseed to bread recipes? It adds such a lovely nutty flavor and there are so many nutritional benefits. Your loaf looks delicious! Thank you for sharing. I hope you are having a lovely Saturday afternoon!

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carmenpiva 27/11/10 22:34

I love this bread. I'll think of it next time I make one. Looks so soft and is also healthy.
xxx and wish you enjoy a lovely weekend.
Carmen

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Elisabeth 27/11/10 22:43

Honestly Angie...I think you own a bakery! I have never seen any individual make such beautiful and perfect breads, and rolls as you have made. Each and every baked goods you post are a truly beautiful perfection.

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abakerscauldron 27/11/10 22:44

Looks fab! I am so making this later.

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Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels 28/11/10 00:24

What a gorgeous loaf of bread! I love flaxseeds in bread and your recipe sounds absolutely delicious.

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tigerfish 28/11/10 01:52

I have milled/ground flax seeds at home that I add to my smoothies once in a while. This bread is super-healthy!

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Velva 28/11/10 01:53

What a fresh, healthy and delicious bread. As always, your recipes rock.

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Joy 28/11/10 02:50

That looks wonderful.

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Claudia 28/11/10 03:51

I am going to echo that your breads rock! This is not just healthy (which sometimes means tasteless) but filled with flavor and I am happy to use flaxseed wherever I can!

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Chef Dennis 28/11/10 03:52

that not only looks like an amazing bread, but with all those wonderful ingredients it is an amazing bread! I have to get some spelt flour and give it a go!
thanks for the inspiration
Dennis

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Trissa 28/11/10 08:41

Looks very healthy Angie - no wonder this is one of your favourite breads - a great way to start the day.

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kitchen flavours 28/11/10 10:29

Another lovely bread from you! Love this!

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Raina 28/11/10 14:04

This bread is gorgeous. There is nothing like home-baked bread, and I love your healthy, delicious version. I have just started to delve into baking breads and am really enjoying it. I will definitely make yours..thanks!

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Cynthia 28/11/10 15:09

I am thoroughly enjoying your whole grain series.

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Drick 28/11/10 15:29

beautiful loaf of bread and a wonderful recipe - so wholesome and I know so tasty

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Pacheco Patty 28/11/10 15:43

this loaf of bread is a beauty, a nice companion to your spelt croissants. Thanks for sharing about the nutritional as well as health benefits of using flax seeds, I like to grind them up to put in smoothies for breakfast:)

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Biren @ Roti n Rice 28/11/10 16:32

That's a gorgeous loaf of bread! I've just started using flaxseeds in my bread and they are good. Gives a nice nutty flavor to the bread. I will have to try your recipe.

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Stella 28/11/10 16:38

I can see why this is one of your favorites. The texture looks perfect, and there is nothing like a good whole grain bread. Nice, Angie! I wish I could have a slice toasted with some butter and jelly...:)

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A Thought For Food 28/11/10 18:06

This bread looks so soft! Congrats on making the Top 9 today! Much deserved!

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Faith 28/11/10 20:34

Oh, that is a really beautiful loaf of bread! So nutritious too, I love flax!

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Cake Duchess 28/11/10 21:00

Hi Angie-This bread is beautiful and healthy. Congratulations on the Top 9! I hope you had a great weekend. :)

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veggiesinmybelly 28/11/10 22:49

I'm going to try this recipe out. I need to get more Omega 3's in my diet and this looks like a delicious way to do it!

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A SPICY PERSPECTIVE 29/11/10 04:58

I LOVE homemade bread. There simply no substitute for the aroma! This looks wonderful Angie!

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 29/11/10 05:36

I just am about to run out of flaxseed. Looks like I'll need to get some more pronto as this bread looks delightful!

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scrambledhenfruit 29/11/10 06:07

This looks so healthful- I love adding flax seed to breads and cereal. It's a fabulous food!

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Elin 29/11/10 08:56

Angie..you make the most beautiful bread :) wish I can make them as good as yours :) You have inspire me and now I am itching to try making my own bread ! :)

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noobcook 29/11/10 09:02

your bread is not just pretty but also super nutritious with the flaxseeds :)

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Cherine 29/11/10 09:33

Such a beautiful healthy bread!

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denise @ quickies on the dinner table 29/11/10 09:49

I LOVE flaxseed bread and make it often! It's probably my all time favourite loaf that I make at home :) Yours looks wonderful! Love the look of that crust!

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5 Star Foodie 29/11/10 14:47

Really a beautiful bread loaf, and loaded with lots of nutritious goodies!

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Cheah 29/11/10 17:15

That's a lovely loaf of bread! And the pics are just as lovely!

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Emily Z 29/11/10 17:19

Mmmm, this reminds me of a flaxseed bread I made a few months ago and posted about. I haven't used my breadmaker in ages, I think it's time to bring it back out again! Thanks for the reminder! :)

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Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) 29/11/10 19:16

This is such a healthy, hearty loaf of bread, Angie. It's beautiful! I have a friend who bakes often with flaxseed, and I will definitely be sharing this with her. Thank you for sharing this with me!

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Jacklyn 30/11/10 09:49

Beautiful color! I must try making this. Thank you for sharing

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Dimah 30/11/10 17:15

This looks and sounds very healthy and delicious!

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grace 2/12/10 14:59

what a healthful and flavorful loaf! i'm a fan of flaxseed in bread, both for its nutritional benefits and the subtle crunch it provides. :)

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Hettar7 11/12/10 18:05

ah bread. you make me drool.

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sare 22/11/11 15:08

Dear Angie, I made flazseed bread. It was wonderful.Thank you for sharing, today I'm making some rolls with poppies. See you.

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Anonymous 9/2/12 02:29

Looks wonderful. Did anyone try the recipe in a bread machine? We are the lazy type.

Can't wait to try this out. My wife loves fresh bread.

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Anonymous 15/2/12 00:40

It worked out great in our bread machine. I used the whole wheat, 1 lb cycle. Turned out beautiful and delicious.

Now, have someone tried to adjust the recipe to make a 1 1/2 lb loaf? Any help appreciated!

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demony granger 4/4/13 05:14

Great post!this looks delicious and healthy.organic flaxseed bread is low in carbs, making it a good choice to have in bread when you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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