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Whole grain breads are a great way to incorporate various grains into your diet. There are breads for those with wheat intolerances, too. In some recipes, spelt can replace whole-wheat flour. Photo: Dennis Evans

Whole grain breads are a great way to incorporate various grains into your diet. There are breads for those with wheat intolerances, too. In some recipes, spelt can replace whole-wheat flour. Photo: Dennis Evans

With stone-ground flour and a combination of seeds, this bread is hearty and healthy.

Whole grain breads are a great way to incorporate various grains into your diet. There are breads for those with wheat intolerances, too. In some recipes, spelt can replace whole-wheat flour. Photo: Dennis Evans

Recipe courtesy of Speerville Flour Mills

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups (300 ml) warm water—about 120°F (49°C)
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) liquid honey
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) yeast
  • 3 cups (750 ml) organic stone-ground spelt or whole-wheat flour (or half and half)
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 ml) fine grey sea salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) organic flax seeds
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) organic sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) organic sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) sunflower oil

Directions:

  1. Mix warm water and honey in 2-cup (500-ml) measuring cup until dissolved. Add yeast and let foam for about 5 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, place dry ingredients and seeds in a large bowl and combine.
  3. Add sunflower oil to yeast mixture.
  4. Add liquid mix to the flour/seed mix and combine until batter is formed.
  5. Knead on floured board until dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough in greased bowl and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about an hour).
  6. Punch down dough, knead again on board and shape into loaf. Place loaf in greased loaf pan and let rise until doubled.
  7. Bake in preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 35–40 minutes or until golden brown and hollow tapping sound on bottom.
  8. Cool on wire rack out of pan.
This recipe was featured in the article Grains of Truth.
  1. Stephanie

    Is there supposed to be oatmeal in the ingredient list?

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