I have recently been making a different bread that also has oats in it. It is better for slicing/sandwiches and still very tasty. I make it in the bread machine on the whole wheat cycle.
- 1 1/2 cups water, maybe a bit more
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 cups white flour
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
I tend to add either herbs (basil or oregano, for example) or seeds (sunflower or chia) just to make it a bit more interesting.
Make as Artisan Mini-loaves
More often than not, this is the bread we make. But, I wanted to make two changes:
- Make as mini-loaves. (We have pans to make eight mini-loaves.)
- Try doing it as a no-knead artisan bread.
My first try was just adding all the ingredients and letting it rise for 12-18 hours. Didn’t work. That is, it tasted fine but the texture of the rolled oats was gone. Try two worked well enough to offer what I think is the right answer.
Careful! Read the instructions before you start mixing things.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup white flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 2/3 cups water
- 1/4 teaspoon of active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Stir together the two wheat flours, salt and yeast. Add one cup of water, mix together. No kneading required but you do need to mix thoroughly.
- Roll up into a ball adding enough flour so things are not really sticky. Cover the bowl and let rise for 12-18 hours at room termperature.
- In another bowl, mix together the oats and final 2/3 cup of water until the water is absorbed.
- Mix everything together and then scoop into greased mini-loaf pans. Fill them about half full and you should have enough batter for eight.
- Cover with a towel and let rise for 1.5 hours.
- Preheat your oven to 220C (which will probably take an additional 15-20 minutes.)
- Cook for about 25 minutes. (When the bread is done it will sound hollow when you tap on it.
- Let cool for five minutes and take out the loaves.
Feel free to add “flavors” to the bread. The first time I made them I did two with chia seed, two with sesame seed and two with garlic.