Honey Oat and Flax Bread

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Adam T

I made this yesterday morning when I wasn't quite ready to go to bed after work.

I was originally planning on just making a white bread, but decided part way into it to go with something with oats, flax and honey as well.


The Dough: 
All Purpose Flour
Instant Yeast
Liquid Honey
Quick cooking oats (raw)
Ground Flax Seeds

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together until a ball is formed.

Let this rest in an oiled bowl for 30 minutes.

Flatten it out a bit and do a fold.

Let rest for another 20 minutes and then shape it into whatever shape you like. I made a pullman or "football" shape.

Let this proof covered for about 1 hour.

Preheat your oven to 430 F and place a tray of water in the bottom rack.

Bake for 20 minutes then reduce the heat to 400 F and remove the tray of water.

Bake for another 15 minutes, and remove it from the pan. Place it back in the oven on the rack for another 5 - 10 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!


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patricia sarr 2010 February 4

There are no already-ground flax seeds in this country - may I just put them through a spice grinder or a food processor, do you think?


farz786 2010 February 12

Hello, I would love to try this recipe except under the ingredients where it says "method", there is nothing there.  Could you please tell me what you did.  Thanks :-)

patricia sarr 2010 February 13

Thanks so much for the prompt and helpful reply.  There is still nothing in the "method" section, which I presumed would be fixed in response to another query.  Obviously several of us were very intrested in trying your recipe - will you post the method, do you think?


kenc 2010 July 7

Hi Adam,

I originally looked at this bread because I am trying to incorperate more ground flax seed into my diet.  Your recipe looked delicious.  Of course, I have this whole wheat sourdough starter sitting around that I like to use on a regular basis as well.  So I took my sourdough starter and incorperated into your recipe, leaving out the yeast.  I got a nice loaf of bread with a tight crumb.  It's has a nice sourdough background tang that goes well toasted and/or adding some form of jam.  We also make sandwhiches out of it with some nice strong honey baked ham.


Although, I must confess, there was a lot going on this weekend and I forgot to add the honey.  Next time, I will add it to see if I can make it just a touch sweeter.  I have never added any honey to my sourdough breads so it will be yet another experiment.


thanks again!





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TeckPoh 2010 July 8

this thread. Someone told me to add ground golden flaxseed into my diet to help lower my cholesterol level. This is great! Sounds delish. Thanks, Adam.

studs 2010 September 9

WOW , I think that this is a really innovatie and new idea on making a bread . I would definitely try making this myself aswell . The recepie you've created looks really delicious and easy to make. But the only think that I am currently confused is about the size of the dough needed to bake one of this bread . I would actully want to know what would be the appropriate size of the dough .

oldbake1 2010 December 30

Hi Adam,

Allthough i have just joined up i have been looking in on the site for a while now and have tried this recipe a few times, it has quickly become a favourite with all i have shared it with. I must admit i have experimented a bit adding extra or different seeds such as Linseed,sunflower and have not been dissapointed.

Great stuff Thanks



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