German Bread: A Delicious Whole-Wheat Seeded Rye Loaf


    German Bread: A Delicious Whole-Wheat Seeded Rye Loaf

    Dietary Vegan
    Meal type Bread
    Region German
    Website All Tastes German
    Here's an adaptation of mine for a healthy seed bread, named “Körnerbrot” in German. The recipe is originally from All Taste German. My modifications were based on simplifying a couple steps for ease of making and baking. I love the results.


    • 2 cups Rye Flour
    • 4 cups Whole Wheat Flour
    • 1 teaspoon Bread Spice (1/4 tsp fennel seed, 1/4 tsp anise, 1/4 tsp. caraway, 1/4 tsp. coriander seed)
    • 1 tablespoon yeast
    • 2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt
    • 2 cups very warm water
    • 1/3 cup olive oil
    • 1/3 cup honey (may substitute maple syrup)
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or molasses
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    • 1/2 cup walnuts (or use any combo of your favorite nuts or seeds)
    • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
    • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds


    Step 1
    Make bread spice: grind the four spices together until gritty and well-mixed. Pestle or mortar, and handheld coffee grinders work well.
    Dry Ingredients
    Step 2
    Add to electric mixer: all flour, bread spice, salt, and yeast. Blend.
    Wet Ingredients
    Step 3
    In separate bowl mix: water, oil, honey, molasses, and vinegar
    Combine Ingredients
    Step 4
    Slowly stream liquid mixture into flour mixture on low speed, using dough hook attachment. Mix for 5 minutes. Cover bowl and let rest for 30 mins. The dough will not rise much.
    Step 5
    Add nuts to dough and mix until thoroughly combined, about 2-3 mins. Cover dough and let rest for an hour.
    Step 6
    Remove dough from bowl, shape into bread pans filling to half side height for sandwich size slices. For more rustic bread, form large oval loaf and bake on baking sheet.
    Step 7
    Preheat oven to 400 F
    Step 8
    Bake bread for 20 minutes then lower to 350 F
    Step 9
    Bake until internal temperature is 185-190. Digital cooking (or meat) thermometers are a wonderful addition to the baker's pantry.
    Step 10
    Remove and cool. Whip up some butter and honey and prepare to be transported to bread capital of Europe: Germany!