Honey Oat Bread

This week my boyfriend came into town and I had to impress him with something…

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Homemade bread.

Looking back, it’s not probably my smartest idea. My boyfriend tries to avoid gluten.So, knowing what I knew… I made the best decision I could think of… AND I offered him a loaf of gluten.

Bad idea. I know. But, he liked it anyways. And, for the record, he’s not actually gluten intolerant. He’s got “other reasons” for avoiding the gluten monster. (i.e. no gluten is more like a suggestion, rather than a rule)

This bread is very easy to make. 

You could do this at home. In fact, you SHOULD do this at home.

Don’t do it alone though… invite someone to do it with you. Make it a fun activity for your family or your grandchildren. Get back to the basics of life. Cooking has been around forever. I think we’re one of the only generations where cooking is actually at risk for becoming extinct. Eee! Scary.

We need a cooking REVIVAL! This bread is a good start. It’s so light and fluffy that you won’t be upset you spent the time and effort to make it.

Here’s the recipe…

Recipe: Honey Oat Bread

Sliced Bread

Makes 10 slices of bread or 1 small loaf

Ingredients:

  • 1 C Warm Water
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp and 1/4 C Honey, divided
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 C Rolled Oats
  • 1 C Bread Flour
  • 1/2 C Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 C Oat Flour (use food processor)
  • 1 tsp Active Dry Yeast

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine 1 tsp honey, yeast, and warm water. Stir well and let set for 10 minutes or until mixture begins to foam.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Knead on floured surface for 5 minutes.
  4. Let rise in a greased and covered bowl for 1-2 hours. ( I let this happen while I was busy going to church)
  5. Punch it down and knead it again for 1-2 minutes. Let rise again for 30 minutes.
  6. Bake in oven at 350 for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle poppy seeds and oats on top.
  8. Bake for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool.

A Note to the Diabetics: One slice of homemade bread is usually around 30 grams of carbohydrate. It ends up being higher than normal store bought bread because it’s more DENSE than commercialized bread. It’s okay to eat it, just don’t go hog-wild on it. Budget for your 45 or 60 grams of carbohydrate and enjoy the experience.

 

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