Chia Bread

These hearty breads are loaded with chia seeds and made with a blend of traditional bread flour and stone ground flour.

Chia Bread

Prep Time: 101 minutes
Bake Time: 25 minutes
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Chia Seeds2-202-
Bread Flour8-808-
Stone Ground Flour2-202-
Sea Salt-3.52.2-220
Saf-Pro Volume 3.1-10.5-50
Red Star Block Yeast-4.53-300
Livendo F100-32-200
Water +/-6-606-

Lesaffre Products Used


Combine chia seeds, honey and water in a spiral mixer and blend for 1 minute on your mixer’s first speed. Then, add dry ingredients and remaining water and blend for 4 minutes on your mixer’s first speed and then for 6 minutes on your mixer’s second speed, or until fully developed. Maintain the dough temperature at 82°F (28°C) and let rise for 30 minutes.


Next, divide dough into desired portions and shape. Place into a proofer set to 85°F (29°C) with 95% humidity for around 50 to 60 minutes. Next, remove from proofer and score.

Set your oven to 440°F (226°C), bake bread for 35 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven, and let cool.


The above is a suggestion only.

Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact Lesaffre and Red Star’s world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094.