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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Whole Wheat Flax Bread Loaf

Who doesn't love a warm toasty and buttered homemade bread for their breakfast? This is a soft, light and healthy sandwich bread rich in omega-3 fatty acids. I found this recipe from here. The flax seed has high levels of dietary fiber and helps in lowering cholesterol. Also, flax-seed needs to be ground to make the nutrients available, otherwise they just 'pass through', so make sure you grind your own flax-seed or buy pre-ground flax-seed meal to make the best out of it. And here goes the recipe,

2 cups Whole Wheat flour
1 cup All Purpose flour (Maida) + more, for dusting
1 cup Flax seed meal
1tbsp Active Dry Yeast
1 3/4 cups Warm Water
2tbsp Sugar
3/4tsp Salt
1tbsp Canola oil
 How to:
  • Grease a 9x5 loaf pan with oil and keep it aside.
  • Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and let sit for 5 mins or until foamy.
  • To the yeast, add sugar, oil and salt followed by flax-seed meal.

  • Then add the whole wheat flour, one cup at a time, mix well.
  • Now add the all purpose flour and start kneading with your hands.

  • Transfer the dough onto a flat floured surface and knead it for 15 mins. 

  • In a big bowl, spray oil and place the kneaded dough, wrap it with a kitchen towel and let sit in a warm place for 1 1/2hrs or until the dough is doubled in size.

  • Then punch the dough and transfer the dough to the loaf pan. (Press the dough down to fit the pan.)

  • Let the dough sit for another 1/2hr or until it rises to 1 1/2 inches above the pan.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake it for 45 mins.
  • Let sit for 10 mins before you transfer the bread loaf onto the cooling rack.

  • Bring the loaf to room temperature before you slice'em.

  •  To serve, toast the bread, smother it with some almond butter and devour'em.

  • To store, wrap the loaf completely with plastic wrap, place it in a Ziploc bag and refrigerate it.


  1. looks so tempting and soft bread!!

  2. Aha,Oho,Soft n' spongy Wheat flax Bread loaf Dear.Trying to improve my baking skills - following U.Thanks for sharing this aewsome recipe.

  3. Loved your healthy version...looks yum..

  4. Rathinavel Pandian SubramaniamSeptember 27, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    Very nice one, I will try this definitely! It is great fun to make something from scratch yourself even though you can find the stacks of that food in the stores... Keep it up!!

  5. Extremely healthy bread.Came out so well that it's too tempting to grab..Nice job!

  6. Healthy and tasty bread...yummmyy

  7. Yummy aromatic fresh homemade bread.

  8. Wat a healthy and super spongy bread, extremely interesting..


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