Simple linseed bread for students: healthy, delicious and cheap!

Are you looking for a simple, healthy and inexpensive recipe that will give you enough energy for long and hectic days? Then this linseed bread is just the thing for you! Linseed is not only rich in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, but also a real all-rounder in the kitchen. This recipe is easy to prepare and requires only a few ingredients - ideal for a hectic everyday life!

Ingredients (for 1 loaf):

  • 100 g linseed
  • 400 ml boiling water
  • 300 g spelt flour type 630
  • 300 g whole wheat flour
  • ½ cube of fresh yeast
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 100 ml lukewarm water
  • Some butter for the mold
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of flax seeds
  • Some flour for dough processing
  • A little water for brushing


  1. Prepare flax seeds:

    • Put the linseed in a bowl and pour 400 ml of boiling water over it. Leave to soak for an hour. This ensures that the linseed releases its healthy ingredients and the dough becomes nice and moist later.
  2. Make the pre-dough:

    • In a large bowl, mix the spelt flour and whole wheat flour with salt and honey. Make a well in the middle and crumble the yeast into it. Pour the lukewarm water (100 ml) into the well and leave everything covered until the pre-dough starts to bubble. This takes about 15 minutes.
  3. To make dough:

    • Add the soaked linseed and the remaining liquid to the pre-dough. Knead with the dough hook of the hand mixer or by hand for about 5 minutes until you have a smooth dough. The dough should no longer be sticky and should be nice and elastic.
  4. Forming bread:

    • Grease a loaf pan (25 x 11 cm) well and sprinkle with the remaining linseed. Form the dough into a rope about 25 cm long on a lightly floured work surface and place it in the prepared pan. Cover and leave to rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes until the dough has visibly risen.
  5. Baking bread:

    • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees (fan oven: 180 degrees). Brush the bread generously with water to get a crispy crust. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes until golden brown. Take the finished bread out of the oven and let it cool in the tin.

Why this recipe?

  • Healthy: Flax seeds are rich in fiber, which is good for digestion, and contain valuable omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for the heart.
  • Quick and easy: Preparation is straightforward and the bread is ready in less than two hours, including resting and baking time.
  • Affordable: The ingredients are inexpensive and easily available – perfect for the student budget.
  • Delicious: The bread is crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, thanks to the linseed and the right dough preparation.

Try this recipe and be inspired by the delicious, homemade linseed bread. It is not only a healthy alternative to store-bought bread, but is also really fun to prepare. Enjoy your meal and have fun baking!

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Did you know? Omega-3 fatty acids can not only have a positive effect on the heart, but also on the risk of Alzheimer's and dementia. Find out more here:

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