Nut And Seed Bread

I think I am starting to sound like a stuck record. It is still winter in the Western Cape. It is not nearly warm enough in my kitchen to prove bread, and even if I could sit the dough outside, it is raining. We have had snow before in October but for some reason this year’s winter seems to have lasted longer than previous years. I am going to start calling myself the queen of the bread maker. This is another trusty recipe you can make in the machine. The bread maker has been quite a blessing. I absolutely love fresh bread on the weekends and given the damp conditions here, I would have missed out since April. This loaf contains chopped almonds and whole sunflower seeds to make it a nut and seed bread. But, if you want, you can swap out the nuts for any you prefer. Just remember to chop them up before adding them. As I made this bread on Saturday evening I did not toast the sunflower seeds beforehand, but it would be worth doing if you have time. If I use pumpkin seeds then I definitely toast them first.

Do you use a bread maker?

Nut And Seed Bread
Nut And Seed Bread
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Nut And Seed Bread

Recipe Category: Bread
Makes enough for: 1 loaf bread
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Breville Ikon Bread Maker Recipe Book


  • 295 mls water
  • 30 mls olive oil
  • 5 mls salt
  • 20 mls fructose
  • 300 g wholemeal plain flour
  • 110 g bread flour
  • 2.5 mls citric acid
  • 30 mls milk powder
  • 7.5 mls dry yeast
  • 60 mls almonds, chopped
  • 60 mls sunflower seeds


  • Add all the ingredients, in the order listed, except for the nuts and seeds to the bread maker
  • Select the wholewheat option - with nuts
  • Add the nuts and seeds at the beep or into the automatic dispenser if your bread maker has one


Serving: 750g

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I am submitting this recipe to Fresh From The Oven which is being hosted this month by Dear Love Blog and to Twelve Loaves which is hosted by Jaime, Lora and Barb.

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52 thoughts on “Nut And Seed Bread

  1. My breadmaker packed up yesterday. Since I had all the ingredients mixed already I kneaded with my hand and proved the dough in the bedroom wrapped under 2 blankets.

  2. I can image that the smell of this bread baking in your bread maker helps to offset the chill of winter. This post makes we want to buy a bread maker — especially after the recent excitement of making my first loaf of bread!

    1. With kids, a bread maker can be the most useful kitchen accessory! I splurged and got the top of the range one and it has been a pleasure 🙂

  3. I LOVE our breadmaker. While I do miss making bread by hand, it has come in so handy the past few weeks, since we’ve been so busy. (And busy= eating more sandwiches, so needing more bread! What a cycle!) Good call on using it when your kitchen isn’t warm enough to proof. We’re headed into that season right now, and I can see myself using my machine a lot this winter.

  4. I have become a little in a rut with my breadmaker: every day the same loaf, half plain, half wholemeal. I think it’s time to ring the changes. Thanks for the inspiration, Tandy 🙂

  5. Tandy, that looks lovely! Our largest bakery chain here sells a seed loaf called the Cape Seed loaf – made me smile as I read your post! 🙂

  6. Your bread looks so good, so tempting too!
    I never use a breadmaker because I love to make very dark & healthy bread & those machines can’t stand it at all.
    I also love to work the dough with my hands: it is kind of theraputic too! 😉 xxx

  7. So interesting to hear what you say about using your bread maker, unless our heating is on I can’t really make bread, so I may have to investigate a bit more. Thanks for the tip and the recipe Tandy !

  8. Beautiful loaf Tandy!! Looks very healthy and hearty too!! Yeah, it’s never warm enough around here to proof my bread either! I always turn on the oven for 2 minutes, shut it off and leave it in there. haha..

  9. Breadmakers are really lovely. So nice to put it all together and let the machine do the work on busy days:)Love this sunflower and almond bread for Twelve Loaves. Thanks for baking along with us, Tandy:)

  10. Thank you for taking part in this months change, it sounds delicious. I understand the problem with proving in cold kitchens, I had to take a panettone I was making last christmas to the pub with me because our kitchen was so icy it was making no progress.

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