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The Best-Ever Country Seed Bread Recipe

Updated on April 6, 2015
Country Seed Bread Recipe
Country Seed Bread Recipe | Source

Here's An Easy & Delicious Bread Recipe for Your Bread Machine

The Best-Ever Country Seed Bread Recipe is a delight to throw together using your bread machine. Most recipes for your bread maker are easy, but not all are as delicious as this one is. It always receives rave reviews and is a staple at our house. We have it whenever we are having a homemade soup dinner or a celebratory meal, like our Easter Dinner Menu. It is also great to take as a contribution to a potluck dinner or to serve with a light salad lunch or supper. I'm sure it would be a great everyday bread. However, with two teenagers in the house, a loaf a day would not be enough so I use this recipe for adding bread to a meal rather than for our everyday bread. Whatever way you choose to serve it, I am sure you are going to love it!

This recipe was given to me by a friend named Dora possibly as many as 16 years ago when I lived in Winnipeg. I don't expect either of us knew it would become the best bread recipe in my collection! However, it did and in my mind I think of it as 'Dora's Country Seed Bread.' She was given the recipe by her mother who found it in a newspaper and I am happy to share it with you now!

"The bread machine could be called the greatest invention since and for sliced bread!" - Robin Hood

The Best-Ever Country Seed Bread Recipe


1 1/4 cups water

2 tbsps honey

2 tbsps vegetable oil

1/4 cup flax seeds

2 tbsps seasame seeds

1 tbsp poppy seeds

1 1/2 tsps salt

2 tsps yeast

2 cups white flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

Cooking a loaf of bread in your bread machine is, as you probably know, a very simple affair. However, you will have to know your machine and follow the instructions for it. My machine requires that you put the wet ingredients in, then the dry ingredients with the yeast on top, especially if you are not planning on starting your bread machine right away. I simply load the ingredients in the proper order and four hours and ten minutes later, the house is overflowing with the delicious smell of home made bread!

This loaf is just enough to feed four hungry people who love homemade bread as an accompaniment to a homemade soup supper.

Keilen Bread Warmer and Basket
Keilen Bread Warmer and Basket | Source

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Homemade by hand is definitely better & worth the extra effort!

Homemade by hand is definitely better & worth the extra effort!

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    • tssfacts 4 years ago

      I have done it both ways. If I have the time I prefer the hand method. Since at the moment I don't have a bread machine that is the only way I make bread.

    • Dickstucki1 5 years ago

      By hand

    • Einar A 5 years ago

      I can't say that I notice a taste difference between the two, but I enjoy the process of kneading the dough, so I do it by hand.

    • sagebrushmama 6 years ago

      We had a bread machine, which my teen daughter was learning to use, with great proficiency...until, she forgot to clean the loaf pan, and discovered maggots had infested the entire baking chamber. That was the beginning of her journey into bread baking, approximately 4 years ago. She makes the best pizza dough, and other breads by hand...skip the machine...I love hand made bread, hands down!

    • AslanBooks 6 years ago

      By hand is the only way to go. You have to feel the dough to know when it's ready. And I believe it tastes better.

    • LadyLovelace LM 6 years ago

      I usually go to the effort of handmaking my bread, because the bread maker leaves the mixing thing in, and a big hole in your loaf of bread. Which is slightly less impressive than a loaf that doesn't have a hole.

    • Spook LM 6 years ago

      I have got to chime in on this side, unfortunately.

    • Barbara Radisavljevic 7 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I like to make mine by hand. i know how to do that. When i read the instructions for the bread machine I inherited from my mom I just get confused. When i make bread by hand it's easy to double a recipe if I need to.

    • Jimmie Lanley 8 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      I make all our bread by hand. I've had machines before, and I never liked the big hole it put in the bottom of the loaf. However, it is a real time saver for making dough which you can reform and bake in the oven.

    Which is better bread homemade by hand or bread homemade by machine?

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      • ohcaroline 4 years ago

        My bread is better by machine...just because I am not so hot and hand making bread.

      • DecoratingEvents 4 years ago

        I love them both, equally but if I have to do it, I would want the bread machine.

      • miauw99 5 years ago

        Modern living is easy and bread homemade by machine is one of the gift from modern living

      • beckyf 6 years ago

        I've made hundreds of loaves of bread by hand, and years ago didn't care for bread machine bread. With the machines out now, you get a delicious loaf of bread, and you can't beat the set-it-and-forget-it ease of using the bread machine. I use my machine all the time.

      • Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

        I haven't actually done a side-by-side comparison bread machine bread is pretty darn yummy and it takes 5 minutes to make.

      • Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

        Easy and fast, tastes fantastic, my kind of cooking.

      • Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

        My dad, after retiring, started making bread machine bread. He adjusted the recipes and developed different flavors to sell at the farmer's market. They were great!

      • Adriana 7 years ago from New Market

        I made bread by hand many, many years ago. But as soon as I discovered the bread machine, I haven't been without. We are on our 9th bread machine in 19 years, and wouldn't be caught without one. Making fresh bread every day is really easy with a bread machine.

      © 2009 Treasures By Brenda

      Do you have a bread machine? Are you lovin' it?

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          BuckHawkcenter 4 years ago

          Ooo, great looking recipe! I love my bread machine and always on the look out for new ideas for it!

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          tssfacts 4 years ago

          Recipe sounds really yummy. I have borrowed a friend's machine and used it several times. I don't make bread too often now so when I do it is usually the old fashion way by hand.

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          ohcaroline 4 years ago

          ps....I think the lady with the bicycle and bread loaves is the perfect intro picture.

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          ohcaroline 4 years ago

          I have a bread machine that I don't get an opportunity to use much...but your lens has inspired me to get busy with it. I want to try this recipe. It sounds really good.

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          Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

          I love making homemade bread, but I have never had a bread machine. I will definitely have to try your Seed Bread recipe.

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          DecoratingEvents 4 years ago

          A bread machine is on my wish list. When I get one, I am gonna try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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          fathomblueEG 4 years ago

          I have a bread machine and I make a ton of different things in it all the time. Great recipe healthy too.

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          Dickstucki1 5 years ago

          Thanks for this! Great lens.

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          kimbesa 5 years ago from USA

          I've gotta try the seed sounds great!

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          phoenix arizona f 6 years ago

          Great recipe.

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          grandma deal 6 years ago

          I do have a bread machine and I love it. I make 2 or 3 loaves each weekend and freeze for use during the week ahead. You have put together a very good lens and I not only liked and favorited it, but also lensrolled it to my bread recipe lenses. Thank you for sharing.

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          beckyf 6 years ago

          I have the same bread machine that you feature, and it's been excellent so far. I never put the yeast in the top though, as they recommend. I put it in with the rest of the ingredients. I was searching Squidoo for a seed bread recipe and found yours. Thank you for sharing. :)

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          AslanBooks 6 years ago

          Never did like the bread machine.

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          LadyLovelace LM 6 years ago

          I have a love/hate relationship with my bread machine, and usually I leave it in the depths of the cupboard where it belongs, and do the bread making by hand - which is what I think I'll do with this recipe, because it sounds great! And I'll sprinkle some angel dust on your bread, too :)

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          Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

          I love my bread machine and will be trying this bread recipe! It's basically the same as my everyday one, but just add all the right seeds. We use our bread machine at least 3 days a week as we try to avoid preservatives in our food...and because it tastes better. Thanks for the idea, and the lens is beautiful, as always.

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          Nan 6 years ago from London, UK

          I gave my bread maker to my son. Since I can't eat gluten any more, I haven't been able to use it. This looks a very yummy loaf of bread though.

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          Spook LM 6 years ago

          I love bread but no have never had a bread making machine. Blessed by an Angel.

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          Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

          I wish I had a bread machine, but would put on twenty pounds right away with all that fresh bread to snack on.

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          breadmachinereviewer 7 years ago

          Love to try one of the many heavenly Country Seed bread machine recipes. Thanks for posting this lovely lens.

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          Lynne Schroeder 7 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

          I like the bread warmer and basket. Lensrolled this to my Damper lens

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          julieannbrady 7 years ago

          We've never owned a bread making machine, but might have to consider getting one!

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          Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

          I don't have a bread machine any more but I think I would love this bread with all the seeds in it!

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          Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

          I haven’t used my bread machine lately, but this will be the next recipe I make in it. It sounds wonderful. I so love the personal touches on your lenses. You are a superb lensmaster!

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          Holley Web 8 years ago

          A thought provoking lens. I used to make homemade bread but it was always a chore finding a place to store it. I never knew there were bread bags you could buy! Thank you!

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          Andy 8 years ago from London, England

          Brenda. Another excellent recipe lens: Sounds delicious. I shall lensroll this and some of your other recipes to my Bread-Maker ("") lens. Thanks. Andy