Oatmeal Bread

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1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup boiling water
1/3 cup honey
¼ cup margarine
1 teaspoon salt
2-1/4 teaspoons yeast
¼ cup warm water
3-1/2 to 4 cups flour
1 teaspoon nondairy creamer
1 tablespoon oats

Combine 1 cup oats with boiling water and mix well. Add honey, margarine and salt, stirring continually until margarine melts. Cool to lukewarm. In a medium to large bowl, pour in the yeast and cover with 1/2 cup warm water. Let proof for about 5 minutes. When foamy, whisk in oatmeal mixture. Add flour and stir until completely incorporated. Continue to add until dough is no longer sticky and it becomes smooth and elastic. Cover for 15 minutes. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and shape dough into loaf. Place in pan and cover and let rise again – this time for about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to375 degrees. Brush dough with nondairy creamer and sprinkle with oats. Bake until browned – about 40 minutes – and remove to wire rack immediately to cool. If you enjoy baking bread, we have many more for you to try.

4 thoughts on “Oatmeal Bread

  1. The name of your recipe sounded very alluring, and I was especially impressed by another reference you made about eating more whole grains, thinking perhaps I can find a healthy recipe. I’m so sorry, but just seeing that you still use margarine, made me realize this isn’t where I need to go to find healthy recipes. I’ve stopped using margarine years ago, there is nothing at all nutritious in it. Usually I’ll just use oil. Hopefully, you will start posting more healthier options. I look forward to that.

    • We always use the soy based margarine products that do not have trans fat, like earthbalance, not real margarine. We have written about it previously. Try this one with oil and let us know how it comes out. When I convert recipes from margarine to oil, I usually use a little less oil than margarine

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