Seeded Pumpkin Bread Sticks

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Rising Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 bread sticks
These festive seeded bread sticks are like mini baguettes and would make a great addition to any holiday table!

Ingredients

For the bread:

  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour plus more as needed
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tsp salt

For the topping:

  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup pepitas pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds

Instructions

  • In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the pumpkin puree, yeast, honey, water, vegetable oil and 1 cup of the flour. Mix until combined. Stir in the seeds and salt, then switch to the kneading hook. Gradually add 2 cups more flour, kneading to incorporated and adding more as needed until you have a smooth and moist dough, that is not sticky or too dry. Remove dough to a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise until doubled, about 60-90 minutes.
  • Remove dough to a floured surface and gently deflate. Divide dough into 6 equal portions and form into a log 1 1/2 inches wide and 12 inches long. Place onto a large, lightly greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough pieces, placing sticks a couple of inches apart on the sheet. Cover with a clean tea towel and allow to rise until doubled, about 30-45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Brush rolls with lightly beaten egg, then sprinkle with pepitas, poppy seed and sunflower seeds.
  • Bake in preheated oven for about 25 minutes, or until golden and hollow-sounding when tapped. Remove to a cooling rack to cool.

Notes

Be sure to read the "Cook's Notes" in the original post, for more tips, options, substitutions and variations for this recipe!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 792mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 9570IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2.6mg