Sunflower Seed Bread #breadbakers

This is a delicious breakfast or sandwich loaf loaded with salty  sunflower seeds and a touch of honey. It is easy to make and perfect toasted.


I decided to make this sunflower seed bread because I had a few sunflower seeds leftover. I bought some to feed the birds. I found out that you shouldn’t feed the birds sunflower seeds salted. I had a bit leftover and decided to make this bread. It was hard to not eat the seeds just plain.

Ok, I admit I did eat a few handfuls before I started on the bread. It was a quality assurance thing. Honest, I had to make sure it tasted good. Then I got a bit thirsty. So I made sure I had plenty for the bread.

I made the bread because today my bread baking group is making all kinds of breads with seeds.


#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. This month’s theme is Seeds, and his hosted by Karen of Karen’s Kitchen Stories. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to Don’t forget to check out the rest of the delicious breads with seeds listed at the bottom of my post.


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Sunflower Seed Bread


2/3 cup warm milk
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 tablespoon active dry yeast
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large egg
2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sunflower seeds


In a bowl of a stand mixer using your paddle attachment, combine milk, honey and yeast. Allow to bloom for 5 minutes. Add the oil and the egg mix to combine. Switch attachment to the dough hook. Add in the flour, salt and most of the sunflower seeds.(reserve a handful to sprinkle over the top) Mix just until dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl, about 5 minutes.
Pour dough into a lightly greased bowl and allow to rise for about 2 hours. Dough should be doubled in size.
Knock the dough down and shape into a oval shape. Place into a lightly greased loaf pan. Cover and allow to rise until doubled about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Brush the top of the loaf with a little oil and sprinkle the remaining sunflower seeds over the top. Bake loaf for about 30-40 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing.

Here are a few recipes from other bread loving bloggers.

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8 Responses to “Sunflower Seed Bread #breadbakers”

  1. #
    Renee — March 10, 2015 at 5:51 am

    I happen to have a bag of sunflower seeds in my pantry and I can’t wait to use them for this bread.


  2. #
    Stacy — March 10, 2015 at 5:53 am

    I love sunflower seeds so I understand your difficulty but saving some for this beautiful bread was totally worth it, Vonnie!


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    Adam — March 10, 2015 at 8:49 am

    I like that with the sunflower seeds you get a nice crunch from the outer layer of the seed but the inside is nice and chewy and tender. The top of your loaf looks wonderful with the extra sprinkled seeds!


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    Holly — March 10, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I love to eat a handful of sunflower seeds and this bread would be something I’d really enjoy. I heard more birds chirping this morning than I had in months and I’ll have to look for some unsalted seeds to share with them too. Yeah for spring!


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    Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm — March 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    That is a gorgeous loaf of bread.


  6. #
    Sophie — March 10, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Such a beautiful sandwich loaf! Absolutely perfect.


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    Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories — March 10, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Your bread is so beautiful!!! I’m so glad you bought salted sunflower seeds so we could see this amazing loaf.


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    Grace — March 12, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Looks like a good tasting bread!! My question: can this be made without the fancy electric mixer? Do you need a dough hook? No room on the kitchen counter to set up, use the portable hand electric mixer for cake mixes.
    Perhaps I will look for a simpler recipe?


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