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How to make oatmeal bread

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I tried this easy and delicious oatmeal bread recipe. If you want to make delicious, healthy-ish homemade oatmeal bread I highly recommend this recipe. You will only need a few ingredients and a couple of hours. It is made of scratch, so you know exactly what goes into it.
The original recipe belongs to The Cooking Foodie. I altered it a little bit, thank you for the original recipe.
Their recipe calls for maple syrup. I made this bread several times and I substituted maple syrup with agave syrup, honey, and brown sugar. All of them worked great.
Note: Next time I will use only 40 g of sweetener. With 80 g it was a tad too sweet for my taste. It was more like a sweet milk-loaf than a bread.

Bread ingredients

Rolled oats: I wrote about the benefits of oat consumption several times on my blog. One of my favorite ingredients. Oatmeal is rich in fiber, which promotes fullness, eases the insulin response, and benefits gut health. It’s also a source of vitamins B and E and minerals such as magnesium. 1

Flour: I used regular all-purpose wheat flour. You can use all-purpose or bread flour. Next time I will try to add some whole wheat flour or rye flour for some tangy flavor, and additional fiber.

Agave syrup: For sweeteness. You can switch agave syrup to honey, maple syrup or brown sugar (2 tbsp). I usually keep agave syrup at home because I like to drizzle my oatmeal with it.

Instant dry yeast: Instant yeast can be mixed directly into dry ingredients, whereas active dry yeast must first be dissolved and rehydrated in warm water. Instant yeast needs less time to rise. Check the packaging of the yeast for more information.

Butter: Adding butter (unsalted) or oil (olive or vegetable) in small quantities to bread results in a higher rise, a crisper crust, and a longer shelf life.

Salt: Salt works to tighten the gluten strands that are formed, which makes them stronger. By strengthening these gluten strands, salt enables the dough to hold carbon dioxide more efficiently.

How to make oatmeal bread

It is very simple. 🙂 In a large mixing bowl, or in the bowl of an electric mixer combine boiling water, oats, maple syrup, butter, and salt. Mix and let cool slightly. Add flour, yeast, and stir until dough forms. Knead the dough for 7-8 minutes. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let rise 1 hour, until doubled. Gently deflate the dough, shape it into a log. Place the log in a lightly greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Cover the pan, let rise for about 1 hour or it’s crowned about 1-inch over the rim of the pan. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Brush with water and sprinkle some rolled oats on top of the loaf. Bake for 40-45 minutes. If the bread appears to be browning too quickly, cover with aluminum foil for the rest of the baking.

Let cool completely before cutting.

Happy baking! Let me know if you try this recipe…you can use #cutecuisine on instagram. Let us connect. 🙂

Oatmeal bread

Easy and delicious oatmeal bread recipe. If you want to make delicious, healthy-ish homemade oatmeal bread try this recipe. You will only need a few ingredients and a couple of hours.

  • bowl
  • loaf pan
  • oven
  • 90 g rolled oats (1 cup)
  • 375 g all-purpose/bread flour (3 cups)
  • 40 g agave syrup/honey/maple syrup or 2 tbsp brown sugar (1/8 cup…originally I used 80 g (1/4 cup) but it made the bread too sweet)
  • 320 ml boiling water (1 1/3 cup)
  • 1 1/4 tsp instant dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp melted butter (unsalted butter)
  1. In a large mixing bowl, or in the bowl of an electric mixer combine boiling water, oats, maple syrup, butter, and salt. Mix and let cool slightly.

  2. Add flour, yeast, and stir until dough forms. Knead the dough for 7-8 minutes.

  3. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let rise 1 hour, until doubled.

  4. Gently deflate the dough, shape it into a log. Place the log in a lightly greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Cover the pan, let rise for about 1 hour or it's crowned about 1-inch over the rim of the pan.

  5. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

  6. Brush with water and sprinkle some rolled oats on top of the loaf. Bake for 40-45 minutes. If the bread appears to be browning too quickly, cover with aluminum foil for the rest of the baking.

  7. Let cool completely before cutting.

If you cut it into 10 slices, 1 slice provides 199 calories, 4 g of fat, 36 g of carbohydrates, 5 g of protein.

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