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.
Buttermilk - I make my own buttermilk, it's easier than having to buy some, store and not knowing what to do with the balance. My homemade vegan buttermilk also works for this recipe.
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.
Just made this today. Fabulous!
I have been looking for a tasty seedy bread and finally succeeded. So excited!
I used olive oil and maple syrup and am so pleased with the taste and texture. Froze some slices right away otherwise I could eat the entire loaf in one day. 🥳
Yeay 🙌! Glad that you liked it. Yes, it's addictive right? Thank you for your feedback Monique! ❤️
hi , is wheat flour the same as wheat starch?
No, it's not the same though.
Ilda (in Portugal) says
Very good and easy to make! Delicious with cream cheese.
Right? You can go either sweet or savoury with it. Thank you so much Ilda! ❤️
Kelly H. says
I make this bread for my family all the time. They love it, even the kids! LOL!
Thanks for sharing the recipe Bea!
Yeay 🙌! Happy that everybody loves it, thanks Kelly! Do check my other healthy bread recipes 😉.
Sue J Kim says
Can I use regular milk? Making this today and can't wait to try it.
You need to use the buttermilk. It's very easy to make at home with just regular milk and lemon/vinegar. Check my post on how to make it https://www.elmundoeats.com/how-to-make-homemade-buttermilk/
Iam gonna try it , looks good, my only concern is this 9/16 C🙈, why you ppl likes to complicate things, or I might not be used to this measurements, sorry but here in Europe we don’t use this kinda measurements , simply grams.
Please refer to the written recipe as it is already with grams/ml measurements. I'm in Europe also, Spain to be exact 😉 Hope you give the recipe a try!
Anakarine Solorzano says
It's a quick bread so yes, no yeast in it.
Nweoo Mon says
Hi i try this but i baked it for 1:30 hrs wow !!!!
But it’s ok. Thank you for your sharing🥰
Wow! Are you using a portable thermometer for your oven? Ovens are usually not accurate with their temperature reading. Maybe yours is reading higher than the real temp.?
Made this quickly and so happy I tried it. Wow this bread is amazing because it’s so easy to make and tastes great. I just started baking bread and was scared to make something without yeast. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Yes, it's super easy right? Glad that you gave it a go and liked it. You can browse for more no-yeast breads in my website, they're equally delish. Thank you Sandra!
Could I use a different flour, like almond or coconut or others ?
I haven't tried with those so I can't really say, sorry!
Barbra Ann says
Can I use this for a banana bread recipe for what I do?
Hi Barbra! Do check out my banana bread recipes, which also includes healthy recipes for both bread and muffins 😉.
Made this today to share with friends, turned out really well and tasty! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
Awesome, glad to hear that Sheetal! I have more fast no-knead bread recipes, do check them out. Thank you!
Can you use all wheat flour?
I haven't tried but I think it's going to be a bit dense.
I love this bread - but it did come out rather “crumby” so couldn’t really use it for a sandwich - any suggestions to make it a bit more solid. Otherwise - just love it with butter and a cup of soup!!
Hi Trudy! Yes, it's the nature of a no-knead or quick bread that it's a bit crumbly (because we didn't develop any gluten at all with the dough) and not chewy and flexible like the typical breads (yeasted and kneaded dough). Glad that you enjoy it anyways, thank you!
Marie Lightfoot says
Just made this bread, very good I will make it again for sure !! Thank you 😊
Mimi C says
Can you use other oil than sunflower oil? Would coconut oil work?
Yes, use your favourite oil. No problem at all 😊.
Mai NgQuynh says
Hi, I love it. This receip very easy. Thank you
And can I know, How many calories does this bread contain?
Toyah brennan says
I made this bread a few times, it turned out amazing, me and my family love it, thank you so much. I tell all my friends about it.
Awesome Toyah! I'm happy to know that everybody loved it. It's also super easy, right? Thank you for your feedback!
Mai NgQuynh says
Very easy and delicios. Thank you ❤️
My 3 attempts all came out a bit wet. I was using metric measurements, so maybe that’s the issue here.
Otherwise great loaf, thank you for sharing!
Carmelle Lo says
It is easy and delicious and healthy.
Yeay, glad you liked it. Thank you Carmelle!
Can I just use APF for this recipe?
Jane Minervini says
Kind of cake/bread...brake or cread? Really delicious, soft and light. Looking forward to toasting it for breakfast with a light spread of. Eye mite and some smashed avocado. Thanks for an easy recipe using ingredients I always have on hand.
It truly was a quick and easy and delicious bread! Thank you enjoyed making it!
Love this bread,
A question, can i bake this bread in a dutch oven?
greatz from holland
Hi Barb! Glad you liked it. Unfortunately I can't really say since I haven't tried it. Sorry though!
This is my go to recipe for multigrain. It's so versatile. I have taken the flour down to 130g and used red millet flour along with wheat flour. Used yoghurt instead of buttermilk and it's all good. Even my kids are now into multigrain breads!
Rachana Patel says
Can I use flax meal substitute instead of egg for this recipe??
I haven't tried it. Let me know how it goes if you did!
Hello. Thank you for this recipe, can I use gluten free oat flour in substitute for the all purpose and whole meal wheat? Thank you
Hi! I haven't tried it like that so I can't really say, sorry!
Could you please give nutritional value including calories in this bread? Looks amazing.
Farn Fee Leng says
I tried and baked two loaves;one after the other. The second one as a birthday present to a dear friend who absolutely loves it. Thank you for this easy and healthy bread recipe.
Cindy Swoveland says
I love this. I found it when I was looking for a recipe for something I could make for my breakfast (the bread store where I got my breakfast bread was closed for a few weeks during the stay at home order and I had run out!). I found this and tried it. I didn't have all the various seeds - just the pumpkin and sunflower - so I used them and added some chopped walnuts. I didn't have buttermilk so used yogourt instead, I used Avocado oil, which is what I had. The bread was great! One slice is perfect for my breakfast along with some fruit! It makes enough for 12-14 days for me so I freeze it. I have made this several times now, even though my bakery re-opened for delivery or outside pickup! I love it and will continue to make it. Thank you!
That's awesome Cindy! Yes, this bread is so versatile, you can never go wrong with it. It's always a satisfaction to be making our own bread, right? Thank you for your feedback!
I have made this twice now. I love a good heavy healthy bread with lots of seeds and grains. This is lovely. And sense. And delicious. I eat this with fruit and cheese with a glass of red wine. All the flavors work beautifully together. I don’t like to use it for sandwiches but it is good for sandwiches albeit a bit crumbly. Thank you.
Super easy also, right? If you liked this then perhaps you'd like my quick honey oat bread recipe also. Thank you!
Kellye Lasky says
Just made it today. I used coconut oil vs. vegetable oil & sprouted wheat flour, half the honey. It came out great! My first bread of any kind. We ate it warm with Miyoko's Vegan butter & oh my, it was wonderful! My family devoured it in a matter of hours. It was a little crumbly when warm but so delicious, nonetheless.
Will definitely make this again & highly recommend this recipe.
Awesome! Thank you for sharing your take on it Kellye! I'm happy that everybody liked it! 😍
Kellye Lasky says
Can you use almond flour as a substitute for the 'all-purpose' or 'whole wheat flour'?
Shirley Demmel says
Hi. Can I substitute yoghurt or soured cream for buttermilk?
Mary Wiley says
Could I use coconut flour for the whole wheat flour?
Using coconut flour might need some adjustment to the recipe as it usually needs more eggs to make a baked good rise and to keep it moist. If you tried, let me know how it goes!
Roderick Peel says
I am very impressed. Most of my bread is made using a bread making machine with yeast based recipes to either cook the full loaf or to just prepare the dough for larger batches. This bread was so easy to make and absolutely delicious. It filled a 12" x 4" loaf tin (I don't possess a 9" x 5" tin) and was fully cooked in the recommended 45 minutes. I used a full cream milk and one tablespoon of bottled lemon juice to make the buttermilk otherwise I followed the recipe using volumes (cups) rather than by weight.
The resulting loaf looks fabulous, is soft and moist and tastes wonderful even without any butter or jam. I am going to make a double batch next time and may experiment with coconut milk. If it is not too sacrilegious, I may try to adapt the recipe for my bread machine. I'll let you know how it turns out.
I look forward to trying other recipes from your Blog. Well done!
Rod from Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Sorry for the late reply (somehow I missed it!). I'm happy to know that you enjoyed it, Rod. Yes it's a super easy one, right? Do let me know your take with bread machine. Thank you!
Hello , do you how many daus can i stote this bread in the fridge ?????? I just loooooooved the recipe , it turned out great !
Hi Mini! I'd keep the bread at room temperature for 3 days. It should last a few days more if it's in the fridge. Thank you and I'm happy that you loved it! XO
Awesome recipe I was just wondering if it would be possible to completely replace the all purpose flour for whole-wheat flour and if so would i need to make any other adjustments to the recipe?
Hi Habeeb! Using entirely whole-wheat flour would make the bread dense. You can refer to my no-knead whole grain bread (combination of whole wheat and spelt flour) better for recipe adjustments. Hope it helps and thank you! XO
Hi Bea just want to say thank you for posting such a brilliant easy bread recipe! It's delicious and tastes so good. Keep doing you ❤️
Hi Rakhi! Thank you for your support and I'm happy that you liked the bread. Kisses!
JOANI JACKSON says
Thank you Bea. This bread is amazing, soo quick to make and rose nice and high. Soo full of healthy nuts and seeds. This is my favourite recipe so far. I posted a pic. Yummy 😋
If I use brown sugar, is it 80g same as honey?
Yes, Lilyn. You can use the same amount. Hope it helps.
Can this be made in a breadmaker?
I'm not familiar with breadmaker machine (I don't have one 😀 ) so I can't really say, sorry!
Sharron Joshua says
Made this bread for the second time, added dried fruit to one loaf. Moist and delicious, followed recipe exactly. Sharing with everyone. Thanks
Awesome, I'm happy to hear that Sharron. Thank you so much! XO
SO FAST!!! SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Dita! XO
Karen Charron [ Wyatt ] says
Super filling with almond flour, oatmilk lemon, sunflower and hemp, mix it up and enjoy, next time 2tbsp honey
Awesome! Thank you for your feedback Karen! XO
Very moist and fluffy. Thank you so much for the recipe! I’ve been looking all over for a wholewheat yeastless bread, I am so happy with the great texture. It’s simple and quick to make as well.
I'm happy that you liked it, Jamie! I have another bread recipe that uses ALL whole wheat flour, if you're interested. Search for everything bagel whole wheat pull apart bread. Thank you so much!
Debbie Ann says
Tried this bread and it came out great, even added other grains. Thank you.
Awesome, thank you Debbie!
Hello,how can I make this dairy free?
Hi Nurit! Yes, simply use coconut buttermilk instead 🙂
Wairimu Wairimu says
Hi would love to try this but i would love to use spelt and rye flour what are the measurements would i use substitute for wholemeal flour
Hi! I haven't tried using those so I can't say the measurement, sorry though!
Wanted to try the bread can I use oat flour instead of all purpose flour and if yes what will be the portion
Hi Moumita. I read that you can, but since I haven't tried it I can't really say the amount. Sorry!
Stuart Wiles says
Having made the bread, which was very tasty and enjoyed. Can you substitute the honey or can you suggest an alternative please. Thanks.
Hi Stuart, I'm happy to know that you liked the bread. I haven't tried but I would say you could use the same amount of maple syrup or brown/coconut sugar. Do let me know how it goes if you tried it 🙂 . Thank you so much!
hello, i already made this bread and it turned out so good. now what can i use to substitute egg? can i use banana? or flaxseed egg?
Hi Erica. I haven't tried it but I would say you could. I made vegan orange scones and wrote a post on egg substitution. You can read more about it here. Let me know how it goes. Thank you so much Erica!
We just love your bread it’s absolutely delicious. Made it over and over again. The only problem I’m having is that it is very crumbly when I cut slices. Seems to break up a lot, what am I doing wrong? Also I can’t locate whole wheat flour so I use nutty wheat flour instead, could that be the problem. Thanks Jenny.
Hello! Can I substitute buttermilk? And if yes with what?
Tried it. Swapped out some of the flour for garbanzo, flax, millet and oat flour. Totally awesome! We make this bread every week.