This outstanding flax seed bread is sure
to become a family favorite. It has a softer texture than most
whole grain breads, and a mild, nutty flavor that makes it an
ideal everyday bread that is terrific served as is, toasted or
for making sandwiches.
Before using the flax seed, you must first
grind it in a spice/coffee grinder or blender* to a coarse ground
consistency, which also releases its inner phytonutrients. This
recipe is written for bread machines.
Another delicious recipe from our Family-Favorite
Flax Seed Bread
- 1 1/3 cups water
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 cups white bread flour
1 1/3 cups whole wheat bread flour
1/2 cup flax seed, coarsely ground
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- Add ingredients to bread machine pan according
to manufacturers directions.
- Select Whole Grain or Basic White cycle
and press Start.
Makes one (1 1/2 pound) loaf or 12 servings.
*Since my "coffee grinder" is
a part of my coffee maker, I use my blender to grind the flax
seed (a food processor will not work, it simply whirls the seeds
around making a bit of dust in the "process"). I start
out running the blender at its highest speed for a few seconds,
then pulse just until a coarsely ground flour-like mixture is
obtained, stopping at intervals to use a thin spatula to stir
up around the bottom of the blender to prevent "packing".
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12
of recipe): 187.1 calories; 23% calories from fat; 5.1g total
fat; 0.0mg cholesterol; 238.9mg sodium; 92.4mg potassium; 30.3g
carbohydrates; 2.7g fiber; 4.5g sugar; 27.5g net carbs; 5.4g
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