Thursday, December 18, 2008

Oatmeal Whole Wheat Quick Bread


Adapted from Allrecipes.com

This is very dense, hearty bread we tried yesterday. DJ described it as "old-school-working-on-the-farm-bread". Of course, I was flattered. It is so easy and pretty tasty right out of the oven with some butter and honey on it. It was good for my first bread attempt because it has no yeast and doesn't have to rise. Like I said...SOOOO EASY! (side note: it doesn't save very well, so serve it up fresh)

2 cups Rolled Oats
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
3 Tbsp Honey
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1-3/4 cup Milk

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grind oatmeal in a food processor or blender. In a large bowl, combine oatmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, dissolve honey in vegetable oil then stir in the milk. Combine both mixtures and stir until a soft, sticky batter-like dough is formed. Pour into greased bread loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until bottom of loaf sounds hollow when tapped.

*Try some add-ins or replacements like flax seed, sunflower seeds, chopped nuts, or dried fruits. Try replacing vegetable oil with extra virgin olive oil or applesauce to make extra healthy.

2 comments:

Mat, Chenae & Jackson said...

oooo! yum, sounds good. can't wait to try it.

David&Deena said...

I can just smell it out of the oven. I want some now!