Homemade Whole Wheat Bread with Pumpkin and sunflower seeds

whole wheat bread gets an extra chewy crunch from toasted pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds!
Dish Type: baking Lifestyle: nut free, vegetarian


  • 1 cup     warm water
  • 1 1/8 tsp     dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp    honey
  • 2 tbsp organic butter
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 4 tbsp vital gluten
  • ¼ cup milk powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seed
  • 1/3 cup raw pumpkin seed
  • ¼ cup flax seed


  1. Combine warm water, yeast and honey and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine whole wheat flour, wheat bran, wheat germ, gluten, milk powder and salt.
  3. Add butter to liquids. Slowly add the flour mixture, half cup at a time, folding continuously, until a dough ball forms.
  4. Transfer the dough into a clean bowl, cover and let it rise in a warm place, until it is doubled (about one hour).
  5. Lightly coat a loaf pan with butter or oil.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 F and bake the bread for 25 minutes.