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Molasses Multi-Seed Bread

molasses seed bread sliced on a cutting board with flowers in background


For this Molasses Mulit-seed Bread I turned (again!) to the recipes on the King Arthur Flour website. Their recipes are always and when I am trying something new I feel confident in sampling a different technique or combination of flavors under their guidance.

This month both the strong flavor of molasses and the heavy dose of seeds were new to me and the recipe for Molasses Multi-seed Bread was spot-on.

You can use any type of seeds that you’d like; here I used pumpkin seeds instead of the sunflower seeds in the recipe along with poppy seeds, sesame seeds and flax seeds.

This Molasses Multi-seed Bread is a rich, flavorful bread. It is hearty enough to stand up to sandwich-making yet simple enough to enjoy with a pat of softened butter.

The recipe was explained so well on the King Arthur Flour site that I will simply list their ingredients here and provide the link to the full recipe. Happy Baking!

Yield: 1 loaf

Molasses Multi-Seed Bread

Molasses seed bread homemade bread recipe on cutting board

A reliable bread recipe from King Arthur Flour


  • 1 1/2 cups warm milk, 105° to 110°F
  • 1 cup warm water, 105° to 110°F
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 cups King Arthur 100% White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 4 to 5 cups King Arthur Unbleached Special Bread Flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ascorbic acid (with so much molasses, this will really help your dough rise)
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast (first choice) or active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup molasses


  1. Please find the original recipe and instructions here from King Arthur Flour.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Aan het strand van Oostende

Friday 4th of September 2015

Hi Holly, Sounds amazing! I had tried this in my own restaurant and served with sandwiches. One can use different seeds such as poppy seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin sees etc.

Abbe @ This is How I Cook

Wednesday 2nd of September 2015

I love using molasses! And I never knew that about ascorbic acid! This is superb, Holly!

Karen Harris

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

Beautiful loaf! Yes, I always feel like I can depend on KA's recipes too.

Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

That sounds delicious and looks beautiful Holly! When in doubt, I turn to KAF too!

Holly F

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

Yes, KAF has a standard of reliability and experience. I've never gone wrong with their recipes.


Tuesday 1st of September 2015

what a great loaf, love the seed combination and molasses make everything taste so wonderful!

Holly F

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

Thanks so much! I thought the seed theme was a good one. Beautiful breads this month!

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