Recipe: Oats and Honey Bread

A flavorful take on the traditional loaf
Honey, Oat, Bread

Whether you prefer to knead and bake it in a pan or want to use your bread machine, this recipe will be a favorite. Oats and honey add flavor to traditional bread, giving it an extra kick your family will love. The quick oats are healthy and add texture, and the slight honey-sweet taste is sure to please!

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Ingredients

2 teaspoons of olive oil
1¾ cups warm unsweetened almond milk (105 to 110 degrees)
2 packets of active dry yeast (or 1½ tablespoons)
¾ cup quick-cooking oats & additional for garnish
1/3 cup honey
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2½ teaspoon salt
5 cups (approximately) all-purpose flour, or try a 50/50 white and wheat blend for added flavor
1 large egg

Instructions

  1. In a microwave, heat the almond milk for 1 minute and 40 seconds to be very hot. Let sit to reduce temperature to 100 to 110F.
  2. In a stand mixer or large bowl, add the hot milk. Stir in beaten egg, honey, oil and salt. Add the yeast until fully mixed.
  3. Slowly add in the flour and oats to the large bowl of liquid mixture and mix on low. You should use a bread attachment if using a stand mixer.
  4. Coat another large bowl with oil. Transfer the dough to the bowl and turn it to coat.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap (spray with cooking spray first to keep it from sticking to dough), then cover with a kitchen towel and let rise at room temperature until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  6. Oil two 8½” x 4½” x 2½” loaf pans.
  7. Punch down dough; shape into two loaves. Place one loaf in each pan. Cover and let rise in a warm draft-free area until almost doubled in volume, about 20 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 350F.
  9. Sprinkle with additional oats for garnish.
  10. Bake until brown on top and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool completely.

Nutritional information

Per two-slice serving. Each loaf makes about 16 slices.

Calories 100
Protein 2.2 grams
Carbohydrates 16 grams
Fat 2.2 grams (0.7 g saturated fat)
Calcium 6 milligrams

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