100% Whole Wheat Nut & Seed Bread

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100% Whole Wheat Nut & Seed Bread

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Published prior to 2008

Your search for the perfect loaf of 100% whole wheat sandwich bread is over. Here's our favorite.

1 1/3 cups (10 5/8 ounces) lukewarm water
3 tablespoons (1 1/4 ounces) olive oil
5 tablespoons (3 3/4 ounces) honey, molasses or maple syrup
4 cups (16 ounces) King Arthur Premium Whole Wheat Flour or 100% White Whole Wheat flour
1 tablespoon King Arthur Whole-Grain Bread Improver, optional
1/4 cup (1 1/4 ounces) sunflower seeds, chopped*
1/4 cup (1 ounce) walnuts, chopped*
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast

*A quick whirl in the food processor does the job nicely.

To prepare the dough: Combine all of the ingredients, and mix them till you have a shaggy dough. Let the dough rest, covered, for 20 minutes, then knead till fairly smooth. Allow the dough to rise, covered, for about 2 hours, or until it's puffy and nearly doubled in bulk.

Gently deflate the dough, shape it into a log, and place it in a lightly greased 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" bread pan. Cover the pan with lightly greased plastic wrap (or a clear shower cap), and allow it to rise for about 2 hours, till it's crowned about 1" to 2" over the rim of the pan.

Bake the bread in a preheated 350°F oven for 40 to 45 minutes, tenting it lightly with aluminum foil for the final 20 minutes of baking. Yield: 1 loaf.

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  • star rating 04/21/2015
  • Dorothy from San Rafael, CA
  • Easy to make. . . all ingredients are put into a mixer at once. I use vital gluten (1 T) to make it lighter. Excellent taste with nice background of walnuts and sunflower seeds to add texture and nuttiness.
  • star rating 03/08/2015
  • Jeff from Maine
  • This is my weekly sandwich loaf. I use a mix of sesame, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds that I buy from the local natural food store in the bulk rack. I also find that 17 ounces of whole wheat flour works better for me. I also brush the top of the load with egg white and sprinkle more of the see mix over the top of the bread before the final rise. Adds a touch more flavor and looks nice too.
  • star rating 02/28/2015
  • member-kdcbelle1 from KAF Community
  • I started this in my bread machine and finished it in the oven. The recipe makes a large loaf. I used the amount real maple syrup called for in the recipe and we definitely did not find it too sweet. I added a little extra salt as recommended. I used the KA Harvest Grain mix, no nuts, and added about 1 TBL vital wheat gluten. An incredible rise, great toast and sandwiches. I might try adding some OJ next time as others did.
  • star rating 02/22/2015
  • member-efmeeker from KAF Community
  • This has become our go-to sandwich bread. All of the variations I have made are delish. I always use pure maple syrup and always use chia seeds in lieu of about half of the sun flour seeds. The latest variation and the one we like the most is a sprouted wheat version. The KAF Baker's hotline bakers have been very helpful.
  • star rating 02/22/2015
  • member-efmeeker from KAF Community
  • This has become our go-to sandwich bread. All of the variations I have made are delish. I always use pure maple syrup and always use chia seeds in lieu of about half of the sun flour seeds. The latest variation and the one we like the most is a sprouted wheat version. The KAF Baker's hotline bakers have been very helpful.
  • star rating 02/22/2015
  • member-efmeeker from KAF Community
  • This has become our go-to sandwich bread. All of the variations I have made are delish. I always use pure maple syrup and always use chia seeds in lieu of about half of the sun flour seeds. The latest variation and the one we like the most is a sprouted wheat version. The KAF Baker's hotline bakers have been very helpful.
  • star rating 01/28/2015
  • Kerragh from Attleboro, MA
  • This is a great go-to loaf that offers a plethora of possibilities, whether in the choice of sweeteners or add ins. The final product is always consistent and moist. My particular favorite combination is sunflower seeds, walnuts, and hemp seeds with honey. Worth the time and effort.
  • star rating 12/07/2014
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  • star rating 08/23/2014
  • jerry from florida
  • ahhh, this is so easy and is the best, I have probably made it 20 times
  • star rating 02/17/2014
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