Oatmeal Bread

Printed from Pennies & Pancakes

*Makes one 9x5 loaf


INGREDIENTS

1 1/3 C. lukewarm water

2 tsp. dry active yeast

2 Tbsp. sugar

2 Tbsp. oil

3 cups flour (I use 2 cups all-purpose, 1 cup whole wheat)

1 cup rolled oats

1 1/2 tsp. salt


DIRECTIONS

In a large mixing bowl (or standing mixer), combine the water, yeast, sugar, and oil. Allow to rest 10 minutes. Add the flour, oats, and salt. Mix thoroughly, then knead by hand (about 10 minutes) or with the standing mixer (about 5 minutes.)


Cover the bowl with a dish towel or plastic wrap. Let rise 90 minutes. Punch down the dough, and kneed by hand, turning the dough over on itself several times.


Coat a 9x5 bread pan with non-stick cooking spray.


Shape the dough into a loaf, and place it in the pan. Cover with a dishtowel, and let rise. 


While the dough is rising in the pan, pre-heat an oven to 375 degrees.


When the dough has risen 1-2 inches above the pan, place the pan in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.


Remove loaf from oven, and pan. Let the bread cool on a cooling rack or dishtowel. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes before cutting. Serve as desired. 


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