The Prepared Pantry

Prairie Sunflower Gourmet Bread Mix

Make this with your bread machine, stand-type mixer, or by hand.

SKU: M38-1

Can I use this mix in my 1 pound capacity or 1.5 pound capacity bread machine?

We have designed our mixes specifically for 2 lb. capacity machines. However, you may still find success with 1.5 lb. capacity machines. You may expect to see the top of the loaf touch the lid of the machine towards the end of the baking cycle. This may lead to imperfect baking in that one spot on the loaf. The rest of the loaf should be fine. For 1 lb. bread machines, we recommend only running the bread on the dough cycle and then transfer the dough to a pan for baking in a conventional oven. See packaging for more info.

Why do the directions ask me to use a thermometer?

Yeast is very sensitive to heat and other environmental factors. We have tested and designed our mixes to find the sweet spot for yeast activity to get the best rise. Even just a few degrees off on water temperature can make a big impact on the quality of your bread. Measuring the temperature of your water accurately is the best way to ensure consistently successful bread baking.

I followed the directions exactly and I see had a problem with my bread? What can I do?

Sometimes bread issues happen. We are happy to help. Send us a picture of your bread and a picture of the back packaging of your bread mix to our customer support email at Include as much detail as possible about your baking process and bread machine model so we can troubleshoot the cause of the issue.

Should I adjust my mix for high altitudes?

We don't recommend making any changes to the mix for high altitudes. We have tested our mixes in a variety of locations and have fine tuned each mix to be the best product possible.

I don't have a bread machine or a stand-type mixer. Can I still make this bread in my oven?



  • Each bread mix makes one large loaf.
  • SAF yeast packet included!
  • Makes perfect bread in all popular 1 1/2 to 2-pound bread machines--or in the oven.
  • Use a thermometer to check the water temperature, and we guarantee your bread will work.

    Nearly one in four reviewers say this is their "best" or "favorite" bread. That's pretty good when we sell nearly 100 breads.

    "I have tried and enjoyed many of Prepared Pantry’s bread mixes, but have found Prairie Sunflower to be my favorite." Vicki Vaughn

    This is the best light sunflower bread. It's made with freshly milled bread flour from our neighbors in Montana with just enough stone ground whole wheat flour to give it body.  Then we loaded it with 3/4 cup of sunflower seeds. You won't find anything like it elsewhere! Finally, this bread is made with 1/4 cup of butter. No wonder it's so rich and flavorful!

    "Prairie Sunflower bread is awesome and flavorful, and you also get the nutty crunch of the sunflower seeds. Wow!! Totally delicious!!" Jeannie McCall

    This is a favorite bread for morning toast.

    "We buy it every time we order. We like the flavor and texture, and it toasts beautifully!" Matthew Rodriguez

    If people love it this much, you should try it.

    Make this your favorite mix. Your family will love it for sandwiches and toast. It's a hearty, healthy loaf yet moist and soft.

    If your family doesn't absolutely love it, we'll give you your money back.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 48 reviews
    One of my favorites

    By far one of my all time favorite bread mixes from PP. I love the added nutrients from the sunflowers and the chewy goodness. And this loaf always rises SO high so you know it’s light and fluffy too. Love it.

    Sharon Marnin
    Sunflower bread

    We loved the bread
    A soft bread with a great flavor

    Kathy Reynar
    My Husbands Favorite

    Prairie Sunflower is my husbands favorite bread (and my 2nd favorite) although we haven’t tried all the breads we purchased yet. It’s light and moist, makes perfect breakfast toast and great sandwich bread

    Robert Boren

    did not care for the basic flavor. Would not purchase again.

    An excellent bread!

    This was my first time making this delicious sunflower bread and oh, boy. I've had it plain, I've had it toasted, I've made sandwiches of varied kinds with it, had wonderful breakfasts of it toasted & buttered with soft-boiled eggs topping it...all bliss. Then I thought, why not make an Italian bread salad! At the end of the loaf, with no enough left for a sandwich, I made croutons. Wow. Yum!