I recently picked up a bread machine on Craigslist for $20! It didn’t come with the owner’s manual so I’ve been experimenting with several pizza dough and bread recipes. Some of the recipes were flops, some tasted great but had very little nutritional value and one looked like I was attempting to make a homemade river rock.
For the most part I try to eat as healthy as possible so I was excited to finally find a recipe at allrecipes.com that worked with my Hitachi HB-b101 bread machine. The recipe was tweaked by adding whole grains, seeds, and replacing butter with olive oil. By using organic hard white wheat flour and 100% stone ground flour from Bob’s Red Mill, instead of regular white flour, this recipe is full of fiber, nutrition and make the most scrumptious grilled cheese sandwich ever.
Bread Machine Flax and Sunflower Seed Bread
1 1/3 cups warm water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons real maple syrup
1 1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill hard white wheat flour
1 1/3 cups Bob’s Red Mill 100% stone ground whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill flaxseed meal
1/2 cup hulled sunflower seeds
Add all ingredients (except the sunflower seeds) in the order suggested by your bread machine manufacturer. At the end of the first kneading or at the beep, add the seeds. Makes about a 1 1/2 pound loaf.