During quarantine, I decided I was going to learn a few things. I started off with scones, then sewing, and now to make oatmeal bread. So far, I can say I’m pretty darn good at making some deliciously plump loafs of bread. It’s actually way easier to make than I thought. So without giving you my whole life story about how this oatmeal bread rocks my socks, here is the bomb.com recipe from Quaker Oats.
- 5-3/4 to 6-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2-1/2 cups of Quaker oats
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
- Two 1/4-ounce packages (about 4-1/2 teaspoons) quick rising yeast
- 2-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1-1/2 cups of water
- 1-1/4 cups of low-fat milk (I used 2%)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- In a large bowl, combine 3 cups of flour, oats, sugar, yeast and salt. Mix well.
- In a saucepan combine the water, milk, and butter until it reaches 120°F to 130°F. Then add it to the flour mixture.
- Blend the dry and wet mixtures together with an electric mixer for three minutes.
- Gradually sir in the remaining 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 cups of flour by hand to make a stiff dough. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic.
- Shape the dough in to a ball and place it into a greased bowl. Cover and let it rise in a warm place fro 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes punch down the dough, cover, and let it sit for another 10 minutes.
- Divide the dough in half and place it into two greased 8×4 or 9×5 inch loaf pans. Cover and it it rise for an additional 15 minutes.
- Brush the tops of the loaves with melted butter and sprinkle oats onto the tops of the loaves.
- Bake 45 to 50 minutes in an oven at 375°F.
And there you have it! My family has been eating this oatmeal bread nonstop. We went through two loaves last week and are on our third this week. I’ve been making avocado toast with cheddar cheese as well as slapping on strawberry jam (obviously not together). I swear it’s the perfect pick-me-up during quarantine!
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What are you baking? Have you tried any new projects during quarantine? Watching or reading anything interesting? Let me know in the comments down below.