Honey Oat Bread
Fresh Homemade Honey Oat Bread is great for sandwiches or toast. This delicious bread recipe is light and airy with a bit of texture from the oats.
active dry yeast, 1 packet
old fashioned oats
2 - 2½
white whole wheat flour
In a large bowl of a stand mixer, mix water, yeast and honey. Let stand for 5 minutes until bubbly.
2 cups warm water,
2 ¼ teaspoons yeast,
¼ cup honey
Mix in olive oil, oats and salt
¼ cup olive oil,
1 cup old fashioned oats,
1 teaspoon salt
Mix in all-purpose flour.
2 cups all-purpose flour
Mix in white whole wheat flour ½ cup at a time. You might not need all the flour. Reserve the final ½ cup to determine if needed. Dough should be tacky, but not overly sticky.
2 - 2½ cups white whole wheat flour
Knead dough in stand mixer for 5 -8 minutes
Place dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let sit for at least one hour, or until doubled.
Gently deflate dough by pressing your fist into the center of the dough.
Divide dough in two and shape into two loaves. Place loaves into greased bread pans. Cover with a clean towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
Just before baking brush loaves with water, (or egg white mixed with 1 Tablespoon of water) and sprinkle with oats.
¼ cup oats
Place in a preheated 375 degree oven and bake for 40 minutes.
Let cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove and place on a baking rack until completely cooled.
Sometimes you might not have all the exact ingredients needed to make a recipe, but you still want to bake. For this recipe, there are several substitutions that will work.
You can use all purpose flour instead of the white whole wheat flour
Use one-minute oats instead of old fashioned oats
Use canola or vegetable oil instead of olive oil
Use instant yeast instead of active dry yeast - reduce yeast to 1 ¾ teaspoons of instant yeast.
Tips for making bread
Making certain water is between 105 and 110 degrees
When using active dry yeast, allow yeast to become active in a liquid for 5-10 minutes
Preheat oven before baking
Bake bread on the middle rack of your oven
Allow bread to fully cool before slicing
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