5 from 7 votes
A loaf of bread topped with seeds sitting on a baking rack.
Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Bread
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Rise Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 45 mins

Whole wheat bread with pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds

Course: Baking, Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Seed Bread, Wheat Bread, Whole Wheat Bread Recipe
Servings: 2 Loaves
Calories: 194 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons yeast or two packages yeast
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 - 3 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds raw
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds raw
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 2 Tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons sunflower seeds
  1. Combine water, yeast and 1/4 cup of flour together

  2. Let mixture set for 10 minutes until bubbly

  3. Add oil, honey, salt and 2 cups of all purpose flour. Combine

  4. Add seeds and combine

  5. Add 2 cups of white wheat flour until dough and combine. Continue adding white wheat flour 1/4 cup at a time until dough forms a ball and isn’t too sticky 

  6. Knead dough in mixer for 10 minutes

  7. Place dough in a greased bowl. Cover with a piece of plastic wrap and let dough sit until double in size.

  8. Remove wrap and gently punch dough down so it is deflated.

  9. Divide dough into two equal pieces. Form each piece into a ball

  10. Form each ball into loaves and place in greased loaf pans

  11. Cover loaves and let rise for about 30 minutes

  12. Brush with an egg wash and sprinkle with seeds

  13. Bake for 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven

  14. Allow bread to cool for 10 minutes and then remove from pans. Continue cooling on a baking rack until fully cooled.

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 Slice)
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 102mg4%
Potassium 99mg3%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.