If you know me, you will often here me say how much I miss the bread in Sweden. My favorite varieties have oats in them – which makes the bread more moist (and healthy…). So, instead of complaining I’m trying to come up with recipes for some Oatmeal Breads. Here is one version that I made this afternoon. Tasty, if I do say so myself. And only an hour away.
Oatmeal Bread – In One Hour
What you need (for 2 loaves):
- 4 cups of Flour (I used Organic All Purpose Flour/White Flour)
- I cup of Rolled Oats
- 2-4 tbsp. Ground Flax Seeds (mine has dried berries in the mix, as you can tell in the pictures)
- 1 1/2 tbsp. Instant Yeast /Bread Machine Yeast
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1-2 tbsp. of Honey or Sugar (optional)
- 2 tbsp. of Vegetable Oil (I used Canola)
- 1/2 cup of Milk (substitute for non dairy if you like)
- 1 1/2 cups of Warm Water
What to do:
- Preheat oven to 350 F (you could wait – but I just would hate for you to forget!)
- In microwavable bowl add Oats and Milk – cook in microwave for 90 seconds
- In large bowl – add and mix dry ingredients (flour, yeast, salt, flax seeds, sugar)
- Add oat/milk mixture – stir
- Add oil and warm water. If the dough is watery/porridgy – add a little more flour.
- Mix/stir/knead until the ingredients are combined to a nice sticky ball of dough.
- Cover bowl with clean kitchen towel – let dough rest for 10 minutes.
- Cut dough ball in half – form two loaves (put some flour on your hands if needed) – and place on lined cookie sheet.
- Cover with kitchen towel – let rise for about 20 minutes (should just about double in size)
- Make a couple of 1 inch deep cuts in each loaf – then bake bread for about 25 minutes – at 350 F, until golden brown.
- Let cool on wire rack.
- In about 5 minutes (if you are as impatient as me) – slice yourself a delicious slice of homemade Oatmeal Bread. All you need is butter, but please go ahead and add a good quality jam/jelly or some cheese ( I love creamy Havarti) if you like.
I was really happy with the result! What do you think?
Also – I used mostly organic ingredients – so I’m happy about that too : ) And the price. A loaf of good organic bread can cost up to $5.00 (or more sometimes) – and here I spent maybe $1.00 (if that). A really good deal all around.
That’s enough of my babble. Now, go enjoy your homemade bread.