Sunday, October 12, 2014

Honey Oat Bread--Secret Recipe Club




This month for Secret Recipe Club, I had Cindy's blog, "Hun...What's For Dinner?" She had a ton of recipes, but the ones that attracted me most were the breads. Maybe that's because autumn is here and I'm ready for some hot-from-the-oven loveliness. The bread I finally settled on was this Honey Oat Bread. It seemed virtuous, but not overly so--which is really nice in a bread. And I'm so glad I picked it. Truly it's the perfect autumn loaf. It's just a little sweet, just a little earthy. I absolutely loved it. I made it to go with a homemade bowl of soup and found I liked it best with butter and honey. Enjoy!

Honey Oat Bread
adapted from Hun...What's For Dinner?
makes 1 loaf bread
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Rise time: 90 minutes
Cost: $1.20
honey: .50, roller: .10, whole wheat flour: .20, flour: .20, oat bran: .10, other stuff: .10

1 C warm water
1 T vegetable oil
1/4 C honey
1 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
1/2 C rolled oats
1 C whole wheat flour
1 1/3 C bread flour (or all-purpose, though you might need a tiny bit more)
1/4 C oat bran (optional, but I used)

Combine water, oil, honey, and yeast.

To this add oats, salt, and whole wheat flour and oat bran.

Then add the rest of the flour in 1/2 C increments. When it gets too difficult to stir, turn it out to knead. Knead it for 5-8 minutes or until it doesn't stick to your hand, but is still soft and pillowy. [Note: For bread maker instructions, see Cindy's blog post.]

Let rise in bowl--45-60 minutes.

Shape into loaf and put in smaller loaf pan (7x3 1/2 inches I believe). Let rise again--about 30 minutes.

Bake for 30 minutes or until top browned and is about 180 degrees on an instant read thermometer.

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13 comments:

  1. I'm always in the mood for a good loaf of bread. Sounds healthy and yummy.

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  2. The aroma of fresh bread baking makes any day better, guaranteed.

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  3. Yup, fall is when I get on a fresh bread kick too. Perfect flavors for fall, too.

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  4. Oh this looks really good. I've been looking for a hearty bread to make now that fall has arrived. This is going on my to make list!

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  5. Cindy has great recipes and this bread is no exception. My fear of working with yeast has prevented me from baking bread, but DANG, this looks delicious!

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    1. Don't be afraid. It was pretty easy.

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  6. We will just love your Honey Oat Bread! It's fun cooking with you in the SRC!
    Miz Helen

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  7. I love homemade bread. I used to make it all the time but I'm a bit out of the habit at the moment.

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  8. This is one of my favorite bread recipes. Thanks so much for trying it, I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

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  9. Nothing better than homemade bread!! Visiting from SRC B!

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  10. I am a total pushover for homemade bread! I bake bread all the time, and this one is going on my recipe list! Thanks for a great recipe :) Fun to be in SRC B with you!

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  11. I'm baking challenged, but it looks like you did a great job.

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  12. I prefer to make bread than to buy it. This looks like a great one to use for the kids lunches.

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