CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Whole Wheat Oatmeal BreadYou don’t need to go to a bakery to enjoy tasty food.
By: Herald Staff Report,
You don’t need to go to a bakery to enjoy tasty food.
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bread
1 packet dry yeast
2 cups lukewarm water
1 tablespoon honey, honey substitute or molasses
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon canola or olive oil
¾ cups uncooked oatmeal
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Combine yeast, water, honey in bowl. Stir gently to dissolve yeast. Set aside 10 to 15 minutes, until frothy. Add flour. Mix for 2 to 3 minutes, creating smooth, moist, not-sticky dough. Work in oil, oatmeal, salt. Cover bowl lightly with cloth. Set in warm spot until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Punch down dough. Place in lightly oiled, 9-inch loaf pan. Cover. Let rise another hour. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Bake bread about 30 minutes, until top is golden brown, crusty, bread sounds hollow when tapped.
Yield: 1 loaf.
Approximate nutritional analysis per slice: 129 calories, 1.7 grams fat, no cholesterol, 4.7 grams protein, 25.5 grams carbohydrates, 4.1 grams fiber, 26 milligrams sodium.
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