Anyway, so since I was home, I decided to dump some ingredients into our bread machine so that we'd have some nice fresh homemade bread for dinner. This bread is AWESOME!!! It has a nice crunchy crust and a tender inside (the picture below KINDA gives you an idea of its awesomeness but you really have to try it yourself!). It tastes pretty much like white bread but with a hint of nuttiness (from the oats I guess) and the added nutrition of oatmeal. Yah for adding whole wheats and not noticing it's there! This will definitely be staple around here.
Note: For those without a bread machine, you can still make this bread. It'll just take a little bit more work. Use your standard bread making technique. I've outlined directions below.
Light Oat Bread
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Yields: 12 Servings (1 1/2 lb loaf)
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
For Bread Machine: Add ingredients to bread machine pan in order recommended by your manufacturer. Use regular light setting.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine warm water, yeast, and brown sugar. Stir until dissolved and allow to sit and get frothy.
- Mix dry ingredients into bowl. Knead until combined then cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume.
- Punch dough down and then put into bread pan. Let rise again.
- While dough is rising, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Bake for 35 minutes. Slice and serve warm, with softened butter if desired.
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