There is so much goodness packed in here...
I wanted something similar in style to Dave's Killer Bread, a local favorite here in the Portland area, but not quite so chewy/gummy. Don't get me wrong, I love Dave's bread. It's awesome. It's also $4-$5 a loaf.
I went to my local Winco and scoured the bulk foods, looking for things to throw in there. Next time, I think I might try some protein powder and nutritional yeast. You could easily play with the flours. I want to try incorporating coconut flour in there too. Just experiment with it!
Enough is enough, here is the recipe.
Nuts and Seeds Bread
- 3 tsp active dry yeast
- 2tbsp sugar
- 1/3 cup warm water
- 1/4 tsp ginger (assists in activating the yeast)
- 2 cups warm buttermilk
- 1/3 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled so that it is warm to the touch but not hot.
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup finely chopped almonds
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed
- 2 tbsp roughly chopped raw sunflower kernels
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
- Mix the ginger, sugar, yeast, and water and set aside for five minutes.
- Mix buttermilk, molasses, salt, baking soda in with the yeast mixture.
- Add wheat flour and mix until smooth. On an electric mixer it is about 5 minutes on low speed.
- Mix in butter until it is totally incorporated into batter.
- Now, begin to add the rest of the flour, one cup at a time, keeping mixer on low speed.
- When dough pulls from the sides of the bowl, add your additional ingredients and knead until incorporated. Remove it from the mixer to a floured surface and knead about 2 minutes.
- Place in greased (I love to use coconut oil) bowl, turn to grease the top, cover and allow to rise for 1 1/2 hours.
- Punch down and form into two loaves. Place in greased loaf pans and grease tops.
- Cover, and allow to rise for 45 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400F. Bake for 30 minutes, covering tops with foil if they brown too fast.
- Remove loaves from oven and brush with melted butter.
- Allow to cool in pans for 10 minutes.
- Turn out and cool completely on a rack. Cover the loaves if you want soft crusts. Heavily adapted from Restless Chipotle's Honey Buttermilk Bread