Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Single Loaf Bread Baking

 Here's another bread recipe I really like. This is easier and faster than most home made breads since it is not a yeast bread, but a quick bread. It only uses baking powder / soda and so does not have any of the "touchiness" of a yeast bread. This bread is really fast to mix up, you do not need to wait for it to rise, and it's delicious! 

 It is a heavy, somewhat dense and a bit crumbly bread better suited to eating as a side with soup than making a sandwich. It's higher in protein than almost any bread on the shelf for those of you who work out a lot and are concerned about that, though it's high dairy content may be a problem for those trying to limit their dairy intake.

Honey Oat Bread

2 tablespoons plus 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, or quick-cooking (not instant) oats, divided
1 1/3 cups whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
8 ounces (scant 1 cup) plain yogurt
1 large egg
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup honey
3/4 cup milk

Position rack in middle of oven; preheat to 375°F. Generously coat a 9-by-5-inch (or similar size) loaf pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon oats in the pan. Tip the pan back and forth to coat the sides and bottom with oats.  

Thoroughly stir together whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Using a fork, beat the remaining 1 cup oats, yogurt, egg, oil and honey in a medium bowl until well blended. Stir in milk. Gently stir the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture just until thoroughly incorporated but not overmixed (excess mixing can cause toughening). 

Immediately scrape the batter into the pan, spreading evenly to the edges. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon oats over the top. 

Bake the loaf until well browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. (It’s normal for the top to crack.) Let stand in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a table knife around and under the loaf to loosen it and turn it out onto the rack. Let cool until barely warm, about 45 minutes.



    1 comment:

    1. Hi, I have been enjoying following your posts. Just found this bread recipe tho. Question: can you substitute coconut or olive oil for the canola oil? We are trying to avoid anything not organic?nonGMO. Thanks.