1tablespoonsunflower seedsOptional, to sprinkle over the top.
Preheat oven to 300℉ (150ºC).
Spray 9" x 5" (2 L) loaf pan with non-stick spray.
In a very large mixing bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk buttermilk, honey and oil together.
Combine this mixture to the dry ingredients and mix only until combined with a wooden spoon.
Place batter in a pan.
If using, sprinkle top with sunflower seeds.
Bake for approximately 55 minutes or until done.
Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before removing bread from pan. Cool completely before slicing.
Preheat your oven to the right temperature.
Prepare your pan before you begin this recipe as the baking soda will start reacting as soon as it comes into contact with the liquid ingredients.
Properly whisking together your dry ingredients ensures even distribution of the baking soda or baking powder, which will, in turn, ensure a uniform rising in your bread.
Do not over stir; combine wet and dry and stir until moistened...resist the urge to keep stirring.
The minute you combine your wet and dry ingredients, immediately place the mixture in your pan and in the oven. The "lifting" component of the soda (which is really the carbon dioxide) starts reacting as soon as it's in contact with the wet ingredients.
Buttermilk Substitution: To replace 1 cup of buttermilk, measure and pour 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar in a 1 cup measurer. Pour enough milk to reach the 1 cup mark. Stir and allow to sit for about 5 minutes. Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. *Recipe adapted from Robin Hood