Monday, March 18, 2013

Oat Nutri Bread

This is an easy bread recipe I developed myself from looking at other recipes. It is an easier recipe to make than most traditional breads because it is a batter bread - meaning the dough is fairly wet and therefore does not need to be kneaded, just stirred down and spooned into pans. This saves time and effort. I also find these breads tend to rise better, or at least more often, than some traditional yeast breads I make, so I like it for that as well. This is a hearty, healthy bread with the goodness of both oats and oat bran.

Oat Nutri Bread
1 1/4 cups warm water
1 teaspoon granulated (white) sugar
1 package quick rise yeast
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup oat bran
1/2 cup natural bran
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons molasses
1 cup boiling water
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
In a small bowl, dissolve the sugar in the water. Sprinkle the yeast over top and let stand for ten minutes until frothy.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, put the next eight ingredients. Pour the water over top and mix well. Let cool to room temperature while yeast mixture stands.
Pour yeast mixture into bowl and mix. Add 2 cups flour and beat. Add another cup of flour and beat well. Cover bowl with a piece of greased waxed paper and a tea towel and set aside to rise for 45 minutes.
Stir dough down. Stir in the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, mix well. Divide dough among two greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Cover with greased waxed paper and a tea towel and let rise for about 30 minutes.
Bake at 350F for 30 minutes. 

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