A Hearty Honey-Oat Bread Perfect for Toast or SandwichesThis honey-oat bread has become a favorite at my house. It's the reason I had to immediately replace my bread machine recently. Not that a bread machine is required to make this bread. It's just that a bread machine makes the bread making process so easy there is no reason not to make this bread.
|Honey Oat Bread|
Be warned that once you start making bread at home you won't want to buy bread at the store ever again. The cost of a comparable loaf of bread in the store is only one reason. More importantly, one bite of a freshly made loaf of bread is a taste of heaven.
Let's talk for a minute about using a bread machine. Quite frankly, I use the bread machine just to mix and knead my dough. I prefer to bake the bread in a traditional loaf pan in my oven. I don't like the shape of the bread baked in my bread machine or the hole made in the bottom of the bread by the bread machine paddle. You can use a mixer, but I find that the bread machine takes all the guess work out of the process when I use the dough setting. I just add the ingredients and 120 minutes later the dough is ready to transfer to a loaf pan. It's as easy as can be.
Honey-Oat BreadPrinter Friendly Recipe
Makes one loaf
|Honey-Oat Bread Ingredients|
- 1 cup lukewarm water, add 2 Tablespoons more water in winter/low humidity
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/4 teaspoons instant, or bread machine yeast
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
Bread Machine DirectionsAdd the ingredients to your bread machine in the order listed. Set the machine on the dough cycle. My bread machine dough cycle takes 120 minutes.
|At the End of the Dough Cycle|
|The Honey-Oat Dough in Loaf Pan|
Cover lightly with plastic wrap that you have sprayed with cooking oil and set aside to rise. In a warm kitchen, the dough will take 30-60 minutes to rise above the rim of the pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F while the dough is rising.
|Risen and Ready to Bake|
|Baked Honey-Oat Bread|
|Rub Crust with Butter|
|Lovely Texture, Yummy Flavor|
Are you looking for other bread recipes?
No Knead Bread, a yummy, crusty bread.
Anadama Bread, a long-time family favorite, from my nana.
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