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This recipe makes one loaf of a light oat bread that is perfect for sandwiches and is so simple to make that I will no longer buy bread from the store. This morning I toasted a couple slices and spread on a little butter and honey. It was heaven. You should make it.
Also? Oats are fantastic for increasing breastmilk production! Maybe I should have titled this recipe as Lactation Bread!
1 cup wheat flour
3/4 cup oats or oat flour
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons fast-acting yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1 3/4 cups water
Add the dry ingredients (white flour, wheat flour, quick oats or oat flour, yeast, salt) in a standing mixer or a large bowl and stir until combined.
In a separate bowl, stir the honey into (slightly warm) water until honey is dissolved and then add it to the dry ingredients. Stir (or mix) until a sticy, wet dough is formed.
Cover the top of the bowl loosely with a clean towel or plastic wrap and let it rise for 6 to 8 hours- I let mine rise overnight.
Liberally sprinkle flour on a clean surface and dump your dough right in the middle. You will probably need a spoon detach it from the bowl. Rub your hands in flour and gently stretch the dough into a rectangle, then roll it up.
Place the dough in a lightly greased bread pan (seam side down). Let dough rise again (about 2 hours) until it is cresting the top of the pan.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake 40 minutes to 45 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool completely before slicing.