Cornmeal and Mixed-seeds Bread

The texture of this bread is very nice and it is an excellent bread for freezing and toasting. Although the bread includes a fairly long ingredient list, it is quite easy to make.

You will need a basic loaf tin (I prefer to use the ones made from silicon).

One of my favourite breads for toasting

This recipe is:

  • Nut free but includes seeds/oils from seeds

This recipe is easy to make:

  • Lactose (dairy) free

Cornmeal and Mixed-seeds Bread

Makes 1 loaf


  • 150 grams (5 oz) cornmeal (polenta)
  • 175 grams (5½ oz) spelt four
  • 1 teaspoon salt (Himalaya or sea salt)
  • 2 teaspoons aluminium free and gluten free baking powder
  • 25 grams (½ oz) mustard seeds
  • 25 grams (½ oz) sunflower seeds
  • 25 grams (½ oz) millet (whole)
  • 25 grams (½ oz) poppy seeds (and 1 teaspoon to sprinkle on the top)
  • 25 grams (½ oz) oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1 large egg (please use free range eggs)
  • 300 millilitres (10 fluid oz) yoghurt, buttermilk or soy yoghurt


  1. Mix 150 grams cornmeal, 175 grams spelt flour, 25 grams mustard seeds, 25 grams millet, 25 grams poppy seeds, 25 grams oatmeal, 25 grams sunflower seeds, 2 teaspoons aluminium free baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl.
  2. In a smaller bowl, mix together 1 teaspoon agave nectar, 300 millilitres yoghurt and the large egg.
  3. The consistency of the dough should be sticky but not runny. It should not drop easily off a spoon. If too dry, add a little water, if too runny add a little spelt.  
  4. Lightly grease a silicon loaf tin.     
  5. Pour the dough into the tin. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon poppy seeds on top.
  6. Bake at 190 degrees Celsius/375 degrees Fahrenheit/Gas Mark 5, for 45-55 minutes.      
  7. You can tell if the bread is ready when sticking a sharp knife into the middle. If it comes out clean, it is ready. It will also sound hollow when tapped underneath with your knuckles when ready.      


  • You can use regular baking powder instead of the aluminium free and gluten free baking powder.  
  • You can slice the bread, wrap individual slices in plastic bags and reheat or toast in the toaster later.  
  • You can use other seeds in this recipe i.e. pumpkin seeds, black sesame seeds and more.   
  • You can use milk or soymilk instead of the yoghurt. If you do, mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice into the milk and allow to set for 10 minutes.
  • You can use wholemeal flour instead of the spelt flour and honey instead of the agave nectar.
  • If you don't have a silicon loaf tin, you can use regular loaf tin and line it with baking parchment.