Flax Bread

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"This makes 2 loaves of delicious healthy homemade bread"

Original recipe yields 24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (59.4 g)
  • Calories 139.1
  • Total Fat - 2.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 150.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 26.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.5 g
  • Sugars - 3.1 g
  • Protein - 4.9 g
  • Calcium - 18.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Add the warm water in a large bowl or in the bowl of a freestanding heavy-duty electric mixer fitted with the dough hook. Sprinkle the yeast over the water. Let stand for about 10 minutes, or until the yeast dissolves and foams.

Step 2

Stir in the soy beverage, oil, honey, molasses and salt.

Step 3

Add 5 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, mixing well.

Step 4

Add more flour, if necessary, until dough is moist but not sticky.

Step 5

Knead by hand on a floured board for 10 minutes, or on low speed in the mixer, adding a bit more flour if needed, until the dough is smooth and elastic.

Step 6

Knead in the flaxseeds.

Step 7

Form the dough into a ball and place in an oiled bowl, turning once to coat with oil.

Step 8

Cover the bowl loosely with a clean towel or plastic wrap and place in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.

Step 9

Grease two 8 x 4-inch loaf pans.

Step 10

Punch the dough down, knead briefly, and form into two 8-inch long loaves.

Step 11

Place in the loaf pans seam side down.

Step 12

Cover loosely with oiled plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 1/4 hours.

Step 13

Preheat the oven to 375?F.

Step 14

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

Step 15

Turn out of the pans and let cool on racks.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Wonderful bread. Nice and crusty but soft inside. Great with a big bowl of split pea soup. I cut recipe in half with no problems. Will be making this again.

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(9 Dec 2013)