Honey Oat Bread

Honey Oat Bread
  • 1 tablespoon or 1 packet of yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (no more than 110 degrees)
  • 3 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil or melted butter
  • 3-4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup flax meal
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups all purpose un-bleached flour
  • *3-4 tablespoons  melted butter for brushing

In a large bowl combine yeast, water, sugar, butter and honey. Stir to combine and allow to foam up. (this should take approximately 5 minutes) If you are unsure if your yeast is still active simply add the yeast to water. Combine salt, cinnamon, flax, whole wheat flour and rolled oats. Stir to combine. Stir in 1 cup of flour. Place dough on a liberally floured surface and knead the remaining 1 cup of flour into the dough. Add more or less flour as needed. The dough will mostly stop absorbing the flour when its had enough.

Knead the dough by hand 5-10 minutes. Place in an oiled bowl and allow to rise. (1 hour) Once the dough has risen punch down and allow to rise again. Divide dough into two portions. Place into bread pans sprayed with cooking spray or greased with butter, or form into two balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Spray lightly with cooking spray and allow to rise again. To prevent a hard crust you can brush with melted butter and lightly cover with plastic wrap.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Once the loaves have risen again brush with melted butter or an egg wash. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden. The center temperature should be about 190 degrees.