Sunflower and Sesame-seed Bread

Sunflower- and sesame seeds are such a wonderful and healthy duo. They fit in almost every bread recipe (unless you are allergic of course). Sesame seeds include copper, manganese, calcium and iron. Sunflower seeds include vitamins B1 and E. This of course translates into all kinds of wonderful health benefits such as anti inflammatory properties, healthy heart and blood vessels, cancer prevention, antioxidants and more.This bread is also full of healthy fibres.

You will need a loaf tin to make this bread. I prefer to use silicon loaf tins.

Sunflower seeds and sesame seeds are such a good combination

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan

Sunflower and Sesame-seed Bread

Makes one loaf


  • 375 grams (13½ oz) spelt flour
  • 2 tablespoons aluminium free and gluten free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt (Himalaya or sea salt)
  • 50 grams (1½ oz) sunflower seeds
  • 20 grams (½ oz) sesame seeds
  • 30 grams (1 oz) bran (optional, you can use more spelt instead)
  • 250 millilitres (8½ fluid oz) soy milk


  1. Mix 375 grams spelt flour, 2 tablespoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl.
  2. Add 50 grams sunflower seeds, 20 grams sesame seeds and 30 grams bran to the bowl. Stir well with a large wooden spoon.
  3. Add 250 millilitres soy milk and mix to a dough. You might need more or less soy milk. 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 the silicon loaf tin.      
  5. Bake at 190 degrees Celsius/375 degrees Fahrenheit/Gas Mark 5, for 50-60 minutes.      
  6. 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, mustard seeds, flax seeds and more.         
  • If the coconut oil is cold (in which case it becomes solid), place the jar in a bowl filled with hot water for a couple of minutes.      
  • You can use wholemeal flour instead of the spelt flour.
  • If you don't have a silicon loaf tin, you can use regular loaf tin and line it with baking parchment.
  • You can use rice-, oat-, almond-, or skimmed milk instead of the soy milk.