Healthy Grain Bread

2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 cup warm water
3 1/2 cups warm water
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 tablespoons lemon juice
7 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup flax seed
1/4 cup cracked wheat
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
4 teaspoons salt
4 cups bread flour
In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in 1/2 cup warm water. In a large bowl, mix remaining 3 1/2 cups warm water, honey, molasses, oil, eggs and lemon juice. Mix well. Add yeast mixture and stir.
Gradually add 5 cups whole wheat flour beating well after each addition. Add the flax, cracked wheat and sunflower seeds, stir well.
Let sit for 20 minutes, until mixture is very light. Stir in salt and the rest of the flours until dough comes away from the sides of the bowl.
Knead  15 minutes until dough is smooth and easy to handle. Put into lightly oil sprayed bowl  and cover, let rise in the oven with light on until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Punch down and shape into 6 round shaped or oval shapes.  Cover and let rest for 20 minutes.
Form into loaves and let rise covered in oven until doubled. Bake at 375 degrees 40 minutes or until browned.


Claudia said…
Oh my - I do want this. Love that it's laden with sunflower seeds and flax. Wishing it was on my breakfast table.
Unknown said…
This is some bread. With celiac in the family, I can't make it. I would end up eating it all up.

I came over to thank you for linking this up and for putting up my badge. I just made it, last week so it is exciting to see it up on blogs. Thanks for all that you have done.

Kim - Liv Life said…
MMM!!! Absolutely my kind of bread!!! I love the grains in this one and the touch of molasses. Just perfect!
Cookin' Canuck said…
All the grains in this bread make this recipe very attractive. We try to work in as many whole grains into our diet as we can and this bread would be very welcome in our daily diet.
Oh wow all those ingredients into this beautiful loaf of bread. mmmmm!
Sandra said…
You know I can't resist bread, I even quote you in my blog when I made dinner rolls..This looks so wonderful..and I love holes in bread, it's makes it even more tastier:)!!
I love this new blog, makes me right at home:D
something good said…
The honey is such an interesting ingredient in bread; I haven't seen it so much in bread recipes although I like it a lot.
This loaf of bread is buzzed!
Annie's Dish said…
Ooooh, you had me as soon as I was that molasses is in an ingredient. I love molasses!
@Sweet and Savory Chaya
@Cookin Canuck
@Something good
Thank you all for your kind comments, wish I could share it over a nice cup of coffee with all of you toasted! Cheers... Claudia
Joanne said…
The ingredients: honey, molasses, whole wheat flour, flax.... it all sounds so good. I bet it comes together for one of the best, healthiest breads. Good job Claudia. Like it! :)
Belinda @zomppa said…
Fantastic loaf! Love the new photo!
Anonymous said…
YUM! I love the recipe!
Anonymous said…
O my, if you have home made bread for lunch sometimes can be the bread, great job Claudia:)
Hooray...another bread to try. My favorites always involve lots of seeds and grains, so I'm jumping up and down after reading your wonderful recipe! Thanks, Claudia!!!!
briarrose said…
What a beautiful bread. Love the flax and sunflower yummy.
Magic of Spice said…
I love grain breads and this is such a lovely
loaf :)
Greg said…
You found my weakness homemade bread.How can this be bad with all of those extra goodies thrown in.
Kate@Diethood said…
Ooooh I would love to bite into this loaf!
Love that you out sunflower seeds in this hearty bread.
Kim Bee said…
Another recipe that makes me wish I could eat wheat. I should try this for the family though. My daughter goes crazy for whole wheat bread. Kim
Anonymous said…
Claudia - what a great recipe! I love that it used molasses and lemon juice! Great gluten preservers!
briarrose said…
What a wonderful bread. I love the mix of seeds and grain.
Unknown said…
Looks delicious, and with the seeds it must add such great flavor
Sandra said…
I love all the seeds in your bread Claudia. Would love a nice turkey sandwich with this.
Unknown said…
The bread looks great.

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