Quick Seed Bread


Looking for a homemade bread recipe that can stand up to any toppings or fillings you want to pile on? Try this hearty flax seed bread that features sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, and sesame seeds, too.

Quick Seed Bread
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
1 loaf


  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup dry roasted sunflower kernels

  • cup flax seed meal

  • 2 tablespoon sesame seed

  • 2 tablespoon poppy seed

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 ¼ cup buttermilk or sour milk*

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 4 teaspoon sesame seed, poppy seed and/or dry roasted sunflower kernels


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl stir together the flours, brown sugar, 1/2 cup sunflower kernels, ground flax seed, the 2 tablespoons sesame seed, the 2 tablespoons poppy seed, the baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside. In a medium bowl beat egg with a fork; stir in buttermilk and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Spread batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with the 4 teaspoons seeds.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Wrap and store bread overnight before slicing. Makes 1 loaf (14 servings).


To make 1-1/4 cups sour milk, place 4 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 1-1/4 cups total liquid; stir. Let stand for 5 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

216 Calories
10g Fat
28g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 216
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 74.7mg 6%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Potassium 160mg 3%
Folate, total 44.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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