I recently borrowed my mom's bread machine and have started making bread at home rather than buying it pre-made from the grocery store. This first loaf I made was also a Honey Oat Bread but I cooked it in the bread machine. I wasn't overly happy with the results as the hook in the machine leaves a hole in the cooked loaf. For my second attempt I decided to make the dough in the machine and bake it in the oven. MUCH better. With a bread machine there is very little effort involved. You literally place the ingredients in the machine following the manufacturer's instructions and when the dough is ready you spray a loaf pan with vegetable oil and place the dough in the pan. Easy and so much better than store bought bread.
Granted, it's not the most beautiful loaf. It deflated a bit after cooking which leads me to believe it could have used a few extra minutes in the oven.
Now, if you're a hard core vegan (ie no honey) I would try this with agave syrup in place of the honey.
To make the dough you will need:
- 2 cups warm water (not hot!)
- 3 tablespoons molasses
- 1 1/2 tsp of bread machine yeast
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 1/2 cups whole wheat bread machine
- 1 cup uncooked regular oats
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- vegetable spray for the pan
I also brushed the top of the loaf with a bit of honey and sprinkled it with more oats. Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes.
Our Weekly Bread is a new series for 2013. I'm looking forward to sharing many more bread recipes with you this year!