You don’t need a fancy bread machine or advanced baking skills to make one of these delicious and healthy seed breads!
There’s something about a slice of hearty, dense, whole grain bread packed with nutritious nuts and seeds and topped with nut butter, mashed avocado, or a fried egg that gives me the feels. The comforting homey ingredients of seed breads elicit a feeling of coziness, healthfulness and zen-like peace of mind all at the same time.
Who doesn’t love a hunk of crusty bread with a warm winter stew or the two chewy textured bread slices of a veggie-loaded summer picnic sandwich? But bread gives people anxiety. We love it, but we’re afraid of it. Feeling good about your bread AND loving the way it tastes is like hitting the jackpot.
If whether or not you should eat bread gives you anxiety enough, the idea of making homemade bread might bring your nerves to a whole new level. But it shouldn’t. In fact, discovering a favorite, go-to, heart-healthy bread recipe can be life changing.
Here are 10 simple, life-changing seed breads to try – no fancy bread machine or artisanal bread baking skills needed.
10 Life-Changing Seed Breads
Seed and Nut Sandwich Bread by Paleo Grubs – Almond flour serves as the basis of this Paleo bread. This yeast-free bread is wonderfully nutty, but also firm and chewy – making it great for sandwiches!
Nordic Nut + Seed Bread by The Consumption – This bread has it ALL – almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds and poppy seeds! And its so incredibly quick and easy to make. Simply combine the nuts, seeds and eggs in a large bowl and bake!
Five-Seed Gluten-Free Sourdough by Be Good Organics – This vegan seed bread recipe shows how to make a simple, no-fuss sourdough starter. While it may take 2-4 days to get the perfect sour flavor, the result is a dense, chewy loaf that is dairy-free and gluten-free!
Adventure Bread by Josey Baker – This recipe is the creation of Josey Baker, who bakes artisanal bread for The Mill – a bakery/coffee shop in San Francisco. The secret to this flavorful dense seed bread? Toasting the seeds and PATIENCE – let the loaf refrigerate a few hours before baking and then another 2 hours after you pull it out of the oven. It’s worth the wait!
The Life-Changing Loaf of Bread by My New Roots – This humble, flourless bread is held together with psyllium husk – a plant-based fiber found at most health food stores and great for the digestive tract! Pre-soaking the nuts and seeds in this bread creates a chewy, fibrous loaf that is high in protein, gluten-free and vegan.
Millet Seed Bread by the Bojon Gourmet – A variation adapted from the previous two recipes, this seed bread incorporates crunchy millet and buckwheat groats, which give it a nubby texture and makes killer toast!
No-Knead Buckwheat Loaf by The Awesome Green – This bread takes about a day to rise, but requires zero kneading and minimal baking skills. Loaded with chia seeds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts and walnuts, this nutrient-dense buckwheat bread has a deliciously nutty flavor.
Pumpernickel Everything Bagels by Milk and Honey – Cocoa powder and instant coffee granules give pumpernickel bread its beautiful brown color. Make a couple easy substitutes with every day ingredients (all-purpose flour instead of 00 flour and brown sugar instead of malt extract) and top with lots of healthy seeds!
Poppy Seed Dinner Rolls by Eat Chic Chicago – Made with non-fat yogurt, hearty spelt and dark rye flours, and poppy seeds, these dense rolls are packed with fiber and 7 g of protein per roll!
Seed and Nut Sandwich Bread by Hint of Vanilla – Get out your food scale and follow along closely with this more advanced, but stunning multigrain seeded bread recipe. Made with whole wheat flour, quinoa, oats and tons of glorious seeds (flax, sesame, sunflower and pumpkin) this bread has the perfect seedy texture.
Looking for more hearty, healthy bread recipes? Check out one of these cookbooks!
Heart-Healthy Bread Cookbooks