Sunflower Walnut Bread
Sunflower Walnut Bread is simply wonderful. It’s another tasty and delicious home-baked bread for the breadmaker. Sunflower seed kernels and walnuts bake up into a light and fluffy dinner bread. Adding honey allows for just a touch of sweetness. This quick and easy recipe makes a delightful homemade bread your family is sure to enjoy for any occasion.
I made up several batches of homemade bread and salads for a large church retirement celebration dinner last weekend and decided to give this recipe a try. I found it in my old Black and Decker bread machine cookbook. And, although I’ve tried almost every recipe in that book at one point or another, this was one that I had not yet tried.
I loved the taste and texture of the finished loaf. I enjoyed mine with butter on top, but certainly you can eat it plain, toasted, or with jams or preserves spread over top. It’s also great for breakfast especially for company and holidays.
If you’re looking for a healthier option for homebaked bread, then give Sunflower Walnut Bread a try sometime. You’ll love the chunky texture along with the ease of tossing the ingredients in a breadmaker. I have to admit, I love those “fix it and forget about it” recipes–and this is certainly one of them. This recipe makes a two-pound loaf.
Sunflower Walnut Bread is a healthier breadmaker bread. You can make it even healthier by using walnut oil and whole wheat flour if you prefer.
We loved the crunchy texture of this bread.
This close up allows you to see the texture of the bread. Lots of sunflower seed kernels and bits of walnuts are interwoven into the fabric of the bread.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Layer ingredients in bread canister in order given. Bake on regular bread cycle.
Allow bread to cool 15 minutes before removing from breadmaker. Brush top and sides of bread with butter to prevent crust from hardening.
Allow bread to rest an additional 15 minutes before slicing down into individual slices. Makes about 14-15 large slices. An electric knife works really well for this step.
I love the convenience of making bread in the breadmaker. This recipe only takes about 5-10 minutes preparation time.
Sunflower Walnut Bread is a great option for dinner bread, but you can also serve it for breakfast!
If you enjoy home-baked bread, you’ll love this recipe!
Here’s the recipe.
SUNFLOWER WALNUT BREAD
(Recipe adapted from Black and Decker’s Chunky Nut Bread)
- 1 1/3 cups hot water
- 2 tbsp. powdered milk
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 3 tbsp. honey
- 1 ½ tsp. kosher salt
- 3 ¾ cups bread flour NOT all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sunflower seed kernels
- 1/3 cup finely diced walnuts
- 1 ½ tsp. bread machine yeast
- 2 tsp. vital wheat gluten
- Layer ingredients in bread canister in order listed.
- Bake on regular bread cycle.
- Allow bread to rest 15 minutes after the cycle is completed, then brush the top and sides with butter to prevent the crusts from hardening.
- Allow bread to rest an additional 15 minutes before slicing down into slices. 14 large slices or 28 half slices. Makes a two-pound loaf.
Sunflower Walnut Bread is a great side for soups or salads.
Enjoy a slice today!
A loaf of Sunflower Walnut Bread is a great treat for company and holiday dinners, too.