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Linseed bread: the light recipe for a super crunchy bread

Linseed bread

Linseed bread is an excellent leavened, crunchy and healthy product to bring to the table hot.

Flaxseed bread is one of the gastronomic products most loved by vegans and vegetarians. Flax seeds, also called "health seeds" , are an ingredient rich in beneficial properties. This type of leavened product will be an ally for your psychophysical well-being. The dough for homemade flaxseed bread involves the use of wholemeal flour which will make the loaf crunchy and fragrant. Many even choose to use Kamut flour, a cereal of Persian origin and ancestor of modern wheat: its dose will be equal to that of our two flours combined.

Ready to make your whole house smell like freshly baked bread? On to the recipe!

Linseed bread
Linseed bread

Preparing the flaxseed bread recipe

  1. Pour the two flours into a large bowl and mix them .
  2. Add the flax seeds and extra virgin olive oil.
  3. Dissolve the yeast together with the sugar in warm water. Then add them to the flours with a spoon.
  4. Mix everything with the salt until you obtain a sticky mixture without lumps .
  5. Let the dough rest in the oven with the light on for about an hour and a half .
  6. Gently pour the mixture onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and, if you prefer, sprinkle some flaxseeds on the surface as decoration.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 220°C for about 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Let cool slightly, and then cut into slices and bring the fragrant bread to the table!

Beneficial flaxseed bread

Flaxseeds are rich in beneficial properties: the first of which is Omega 3. They are allies of cardiovascular health , so they help keep heart rate and blood cholesterol levels under control. They can also counteract constipation and prevent hemorrhoids .

The seeds crushed and taken with plenty of water are very useful in case of constipation and diverticula ; if they are macerated they will naturally cure pharyngitis, bronchial problems and sore throat . A real panacea for the well-being of our body!

Variations and advice on homemade flaxseed bread

  • Alternatively, you can prepare rye bread with flax seeds which involves the use of rye flour instead of wholemeal flour.
  • You can replace the sugar with half a teaspoon of honey .
  • Sunflower seeds , instead of flax seeds, can make your bread even crunchier.
  • To check the optimal cooking of the dough, tap on the base: it should be empty inside.


We recommend storing your bread for a maximum of 3 days in an airtight container or tightly closed bag. You can also freeze it in freezer bags.

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