Healthy and the simplest, I might say, no knead no yeast multi-seed bread that you can perfectly enjoy for breakfast or even for your sandwiches. All you need to do is mix with a wooden spoon (or a hand whisk) and bake, that's it. Use your favourite seeds and make it your own.
Let's get started, shall we?
In this recipe you'll find:
- whole grain flour
- natural sweetener
- natural fat
- lots of healthy seeds
Level - Ridiculously easy, minimum whisking by hand.
Taste and texture - Soft bread with loads of healthy seeds. Since this is a fast bread with no yeast, so it won't have that chewy texture of a yeasted kneaded bread.
Size - 1 healthy delicious loaf.
Lets Talk Ingredients
Seeds - Use whatever seeds that you love, no problem at all. Just use the total amount as indicated in the recipe below.
Oil - I've improved the recipe by using extra virgin olive oil. You can use avocado oil, coconut oil or whichever you prefer.
Whole wheat flour - works the best for this recipe and I'm combining it with all purpose flour to achieve that soft textured bread with minimal effort.
TIP: Make it even healthier by swapping the same amount of all purpose flour with spelt flour.
Honey - I love the hint of sweetness in this bread. Use maple syrup or any other natural liquid sweetener that you like instead.
Egg - Works the best for this recipe. I've tried it with flax seeds egg but found the bread a bit too crumbly for my taste. If you can't have eggs and don't mind the change of texture, just know that it's doable with flax seeds egg.
Can I Toast This Bread?
Yes, you can. I toast it all the time.
Having said that, just know that it takes a bit longer to get toasted. And also, be gentle when you're handling the toasted slice as this bread is soft when it's hot.
Don't get me wrong, it will have that crunchy toasted texture. It's just that it tends to break easily when it's hot.
More Bread Recipes
- Quick honey oat bread (no yeast)
- Healthy everything bagel whole wheat pull apart bread
- Matcha swirl bread
- Healthy whole wheat English muffins
- Healthy no-knead cheese whole-grain bread
Fast No Knead Multi-Seed Bread
- 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour (160 g)
- ¾ cup whole-wheat flour (100 g)
- ½ cup toasted sunflower seeds (65 g)
- ½ cup toasted pumpkin seeds (75 g)
- 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoon black sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cup buttermilk (310 ml), room temperature
- 1 large egg ,room temperature
- ¼ cup oil (60 ml)
- ¼ cup honey (80 g)
- ½ tablespoon black sesame seeds
- ½ tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon toasted sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon toasted pumpkin seeds
- Preheat oven at 350ºF (175ºC), conventional mode using upper and lower heat. Butter and line (overhang on the lengthwise sides) a 5x9 inch (13x23 cm) or 4.4x10 inch (11x25 cm) loaf pan. Set aside.
- Add all dry ingredients into a bowl, mix well with a spoon and set aside.
- Into another bowl, add all wet ingredients and whisk everything together using a hand whisk. Pour into the dry ingredients bowl. Whisk until everything is well combined. Don't over mix to avoid hard bread.
- Pour the batter into the loaf pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle the topping seeds evenly on top. Bake on a lower ⅔ rack for 45 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the pan and leave to cool completely on a rack before slicing.
How To Store
- Best consumed within 3 days. Place in an air tight container at room temperature.
- For longer shelf life, wrap the bread slices with cling film and freeze up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature.
- Use spoon and level method (for cup measurement)
- Use portable oven thermometer (like this one) for a more precise temperature reading (I use it too)
- Refer to my post above for tips and substitutions
Originally published on Apr 18, 2018. Updated with improved text, recipe and pictures on Jan 26, 2021.