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Sunflower Rye Bread Recipe

This wholesome, rustic-looking loaf is crusty outside and moist inside. "I prefer to use unroasted, unsalted sunflower seeds without the shells," Donna mentions.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:16 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups water (70° to 80°)
  • 3 tablespoons instant nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted sunflower kernels
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1-1/3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast


  • 1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select wheat bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water of flour if needed). Yield: 1 loaf, 16 slices (2 pounds).
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: If your bread machine does not have a wheat setting, follow the manufacturer's directions using the basic setting.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 157 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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ncmountaingirl2 User ID: 7611183 23232
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"This is excellent bread recipe. I didn't add the sunflower seeds but added caraway seeds. VERY good!"

JuliKay2u User ID: 1344814 24220
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"Good hearty recipe when you want something out of the ordinary. The sunflowers add a crunch, similar to a walnut, in the bread. Delicious!"

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