Granary bread

Granary bread

  • makes 2 loaves
  • Easy

Homemade bread is the best. This recipe is a wholesome loaf filled with sunflower and pumpkin seeds and sweet roasted cashews. A slice of healthy bread heaven.



  • blackstrap molasses 1 tsp (available from health-food shops)
  • dried yeast 25g
  • granary flour 700g
  • strong white flour 225g
  • sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and roasted cashews 100g
  • caraway seeds 25g, mixed
  • whole oats 225g
  • olive oil
  • sesame or sunflower seeds for topping


  • Step 1

    Mix the molasses with 700ml of warm water, the yeast and a little of the flour. Stand in a warm place until the mixture is frothy.

  • Step 2

    Mix the granary and white flour with the salt and stir in the nuts, seeds and oats.

  • Step 3

    Add 50ml olive oil to the molasses mixture and combine with flour mixture. It may need a little more water, oil or flour depending how dry your flour is – the dough should be soft, but not sticky. Knead for up to 10 minutes, then leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.

  • Step 4

    Beat back and form into 2 loaves. Put into two well-oiled 2lb loaf tins. Leave to double in size again and, when risen, glaze with beaten egg, and sprinkle seeds on top.

  • Step 5

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Bake for approx 40 mins until well risen, and golden. Turn out and check they are cooked by tapping on their bases – they should sound hollow.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 2570
  • Fat 72.7g
  • Saturates 11.1g
  • Carbs 400g
  • Fibre 38.4g
  • Protein 103g
  • Salt 7.59g