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!