Monday, February 9, 2009

Oatmeal Bread

This is a good oatmeal bread that slices up nicely, even the next day. We pretty much ate the first loaf way too fast, that I forgot to take a picture. And the second loaf I gave away. So the next morning I made a fresh strawberry, blueberry yogurt shake and had a piece of toast from the bread. Yummy! My son, also enjoy this for a different breakfast. For the shake, it is just a few strawberries, blueberries, homemade yogurt, a little milk and a little Agave nectar, blend in the blender and enjoy!

Here's the recipe for the bread!

1 cup cooked oatmeal (I make some ahead for breakfast and save out 1 cup and let cool)

1 package yeast

½ cup warm water

1-2 tablespoons dark molasses

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled a little

4-4 1/2 cups flour (you can do a mixture of flours- wheat, white, spelt)

Put warm water in a bowl and add yeast to proof for 5 minutes.

In a mixing bowl put in the molasses, butter, oatmeal and mix slowly with dough hook in your mixer. Add yeast and 2 cups flour and mix. Slowly add rest of flour and salt, mix for at least 5 minutes, until dough forms a ball. Let set 5 minutes and then mix again for 1 minute.

Dough should be soft and slightly tacky. If clumps of dough stick to your hands can knead in a little more flour, but keep dough a little sticky.

You can knead this by hand if you don’t have a mixer with a dough hook. Knead for about 10 by hands.

Grease a bowl and let dough rise in it for 1-2 hours, until double.

Punch down, form 2 loaves and put in 2 separate greased loaf pans (8 ½” x 5” pans).

Put in pre-heated oven at 350˚ for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean, or until internal temperature reaches 190˚.

Makes 2 loaves. I made mine into round loaves.


Kim said...

This sounds really good. I'm with you and your son...I love homemade bread toasted for breakfast.

adventureswiththewoods said...

This sounds and looks really good. I'll have to give it a try!

Audrey said...

I love the idea of using cooked oatmeal in oatmeal bread...I've made it once or twice with uncooked but haven't found the recipe of my dreams yet. I hope you do try the cinnamon buns (they are worth it!) and thank you for visiting!