Oatmeal Whole Wheat Bread

This  oatmeal bread is quick and easy to make. You could use spelt or other flour in place of whole wheat flour. Also try adding seeds, nuts or raisons for a hearty breakfast bread.

Ingredients:oatmeal whole wheat bread

  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of honey
    or blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil/coconut butter
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
    or nut milk with a tsp of apple cider vinegar for vegan option

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F / 230°C.
  2. Mill the oatmeal in a food processor or blender.
  3. In a large bowl, combine oatmeal, flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine honey and vegetable oil then stir in the milk.
  5. Add the flour mixture and stir until a soft dough is formed.
  6. Form the dough into a ball or loaf shape and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  7. Sprinkle oat flakes on the top if you like.
  8. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
  9. Allow to cool before slicing. Wrap in a clean tea towel if you want a soft crust.

Variations: Add chopped nuts, seeds and dried fruit, or cinnamon and allspice for a hearty breakfast bread.

Oatmeal adds a nutty flavour and a chewy texture to breads. It also ups the fibre and nutrient content of the bread.

 

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