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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2 teaspoons of olive oil
1¾ cups warm water (105 to 110 degrees)
1 tablespoon of dry yeast
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
- Stir ¼ cup warm water and yeast in a large bowl. Let stand 10 minutes to dissolve yeast.
- Stir in remaining 1½ cups water, ¾ cup oats, honey, oil and salt.
- Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough.
- Coat another large bowl with oil.
- Transfer dough to an oiled bowl and turn to coat.
- 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.
- Oil two 8½” x 4½” x 2½” loaf pans.
- 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.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Brush tops of loaves with egg; sprinkle with additional oats for garnish.
- Bake until brown on top and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
- Cool completely.
Per two-slice serving
Protein 1 gram
Carbohydrates 12 grams
Fat 6 grams (1 g saturated fat)
Calcium 6 milligrams
Republished courtesy of Speaking of Women’s Health