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.


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 :)

Ivy 26/11/10 19:39

I have lots of flaxseed to use. Looks beautiful.

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

Jelena 26/11/10 19:56

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

MaryMoh 26/11/10 19:57

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

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.

Dajana 26/11/10 21:56

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

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

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

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!

Chow and Chatter 26/11/10 22:34

wow you make the best breads

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. :)

Dishesdone 26/11/10 22:54

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

Jan 26/11/10 22:55

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

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

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!

Donna-FFW 27/11/10 02:37

Oh toasted with butter, please.

Jeannie 27/11/10 02:38

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

j3ss kitch3n 27/11/10 02:40

delicious look and so healthy!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ 27/11/10 02:47

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

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

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



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!!!

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!

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.

Lisa H. 27/11/10 06:50

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

Belinda @zomppa 27/11/10 06:59

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

3 hungry tummies 27/11/10 07:09

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

♥peachkins♥ 27/11/10 07:45

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

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..

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!

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.

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.

January 27/11/10 14:11

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

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.

Ananda Rajashekar 27/11/10 15:59

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

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'.)

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.

Priya 27/11/10 19:31

Prefectly baked healthy bread..

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

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

megan @ whatmegansmaking 27/11/10 20:43

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

Krishnaveni 27/11/10 21:26

love the addition of flaxseed in bread, lovely recipe

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!

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.

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.

abakerscauldron 27/11/10 22:44

Looks fab! I am so making this later.

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.

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!

Velva 28/11/10 01:53

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

Joy 28/11/10 02:50

That looks wonderful.

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!

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

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.

kitchen flavours 28/11/10 10:29

Another lovely bread from you! Love this!

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!

Cynthia 28/11/10 15:09

I am thoroughly enjoying your whole grain series.

Drick 28/11/10 15:29

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

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:)

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.

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...:)

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

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

Faith 28/11/10 20:34

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

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. :)

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!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE 29/11/10 04:58

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

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!

scrambledhenfruit 29/11/10 06:07

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

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 ! :)

noobcook 29/11/10 09:02

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

Cherine 29/11/10 09:33

Such a beautiful healthy bread!

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!

5 Star Foodie 29/11/10 14:47

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

Cheah 29/11/10 17:15

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

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! :)

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!

Jacklyn 30/11/10 09:49

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

Dimah 30/11/10 17:15

This looks and sounds very healthy and delicious!

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. :)

Hettar7 11/12/10 18:05

ah bread. you make me drool.

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.

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.

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!

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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