I was unable to find my favorite health nut bread at the local supermarket so I decided to make my own. I took my favorite whole wheat recipe, added a bit more water and oil and a full cup of different seeds and nuts. It turned out to be a big, heavy, hearty delicious loaf. Here’s the recipe:
- 2-1/2 tsp yeast
- 1/4 cup plus 1 T. honey
- 1-3/4 cup warm water
- 4 T. olive oil
- 3 cups King Arthur Organic whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 cup each pumpkin seeds, hulled sunflower seeds, flax seeds, chopped walnuts
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
Mix the honey and yeast into the warm water. Put the rest of the ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. After the yeast solution begins to bubble, add it to the mixer and mix on low until dough is formed and pulls away from the bowl. Put mixer on second speed and knead for 5 minutes. Remove dough hook, cover bowl and put in a warm place for 1 hour.
When dough has doubled in bulk, punch it down and gently knead for a minute or two. Form into a long log roll and put in a greased bread pan. Slit the top lengthwise and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise until it’s about 2″ above the pan.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool.