Orange Sunflower Seed Bread Recipe


Preparation Time2 Hr 0 MinCooking Time35 Min
Ready In2 Hr 35 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings4


 Active dry yeast1 Tablespoon
 Warm water1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (105°-115°F)
 Oil2 Tablespoon
 Honey2 Tablespoon
 Whole wheat flour3 3⁄4 Cup (60 tbs) (Measured Scoop And Level)
 Skim milk powder1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Non Instant)
 Orange1 , grated peel
 Salt1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Sunflower seeds1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Orange juice1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), freshly squeezed
 Water1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (As Needed)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 590 Calories from Fat 117

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.7%

Saturated Fat 2 g9.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 53 mg

Sodium 757.6 mg31.6%

Total Carbohydrates 105 g35.1%

Dietary Fiber 17 g68.1%

Sugars 13.5 g

Protein 21 g42.7%

Vitamin A 4.5% Vitamin C 55.8%

Calcium 7.5% Iron 32.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Use a measuring cup to sprinkle yeast over ¼ cup warm water.
2) Let stand in a warm place about 5 minutes until it dissolves or puffs.
3) Stir in oil, honey and egg.
4) In your food processor, use the PLASTIC DOUGH BLADE setting.
5) In the work bowl, add flour, milk powder, salt, grated orange peel and sunflower seeds. Pulse on/off to mix.
6) Pour in yeast mixture through feed tube while the machine is running. Pulse on/off to mix.
7) Pour in remaining water in a steady stream. You may not require all the water.
8) Process the dough ball for 20 seconds and test the consistency for right elasticity, stickiness and wetness, by stopping the machine.
9) If it is not ready, then process for another 10 seconds.
10) Sprinkle with additional 1-2 tablespoons flour into the dough and pulse machine on/off to coat dough for easy removal from work bowl.
11) In an oiled bowl transfer the dough and turn over to oil the entire surface.
12) Cover with plastic bag or damp cloth and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
13) Punch down dough and knead for 30 seconds to press out the dough.
14) Prepare a ball out of the dough, let rest, by covering for 5 minutes.
15) Use a greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan, to place the loaf made from the dough.
16) Cover and let rise in warm place, free from drafts, until doubled, about 45 minutes.
17) Preheat oven to 375°.

18) Place inside oven on middle rack to bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and bottom crust of loaf has a hard hollow sound when tapped.
19) Immediately remove the loaf from the pan and cool on metal rack.

20) Slice the bread and serve with your choice of dip or spread.