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Whole Wheat Seed Bread


"This is a recipe I formulated for my dear son while he was fighting cancer. He had his stomach removed but can still eat this bread. He remains healthy to this day, four years later!"
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3 h servings 145 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 loaves)

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  1. Stir together the 1/2 cup water and applesauce in a small bowl. Dissolve the yeast in the mixture, let stand until creamy, about 5 minutes. Pour the yeast mixture into a large bowl with 3 1/2 cups of warm water, honey, molasses, vegetable oil, lemon juice, and eggs; stir together to combine well.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, flax seed, sunflower seeds, cracked wheat, and salt. Stir the flour mixture into the yeast mixture until a smooth dough forms. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and cover; let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  3. Lightly grease four 9x5 inch loaf pans. Punch down dough, shape into loaves, and place in the pans. Allow to rise in pans until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Bake 40 to 50 minutes, or until the loaves sound hollow when removed from the pan and tapped on the bottom.


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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 145 calories; 3.8 g fat; 25.3 g carbohydrates; 4.4 g protein; 8 mg cholesterol; 117 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This bread is good. It is nice and moist for an all wheat bread. I had to add a lot more flour when kneading (at least a cup.) The recipe makes a lot of bread, so I would recommend spliting i...

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I'm crazy about the ingredients in this bread, but not the proportioning of them. Would recommend quadrupling flax seed, cooking oats, sunflower seeds and cracked wheat ... and doubling water, ...

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This bread is good. It is nice and moist for an all wheat bread. I had to add a lot more flour when kneading (at least a cup.) The recipe makes a lot of bread, so I would recommend spliting i...

I have a passion for bread. I read the other reviews but had a feeling it would work out. Not only did it rise double in size, but it tripled...each time it rose--AND baked. I almost cried whe...

great recipe! I didnt have cracked wheat, or sunflower seeds so put in 1/4 cup chopped fine walnuts. I used 3/4 cup honey to 1/4 cup molasses. I added probably 2 to 2 1/2 cups more flour. I mad...

This is an absolutely wonderful recipe. I've made this at least six to eight times and it always comes out beautifully. The only warning I'd like to give is that it yields four loaves (not two)...

This was hearty, grainy, and moist--exactly what I was looking for! I did use a little more honey than molasses (still used a cup combined), and I liked the result. This made quite a bit of br...

This bread was healthy and delicious but...I had to add a bit of flour to reduce stickiness during kneading. It oozed over the pan when baking and I had to trim. was so yummy! Next t...

What a great bread recipe! Like the submitter, I have a family member who is fighting cancer, and this bread fits perfectly into his diet. I made it pretty much as written, except I used home-c...

Grandma! I knew you prolly posted your bread on here! Still is the most favorite bread I ever had, and even though I'm so many miles away I still think of home and your bread :) Now I have it wi...

Holy rising dough, Batman! These made the biggest loaves I have ever seen (and I got 4 out of this recipe!!!). They were beautiful & crunchy on the outside, so soft and pliable on the inside. Pe...