If Winnie the Pooh had a bread preference, this would be it. A hint of sweet and perfect for sandwiches. My personal favourite sandwich to make with the still warm bread is a leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, mayo & freshly ground pepper. For breakfast I like it toasted and spread with butter and a bit of honey.
My instructions are for making the dough in a bread machine and then transferring to a pan to bake in the oven. You can of course just select the bread setting and do the entire thing in the bread machine. ^_^
Honey Oat Bread (from bread machine to oven)
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 cups white bread flour
1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour or Multigrain Blend (Robin Hood)
1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal, uncooked
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
melted butter (optional)
Combine all of the ingredients (except melted butter) in bread machine according to the manufacturers directions. Select dough setting. Go read a book while the machine does all the hard work.
Grease (or parchment paper) 1 or 2 bread pans, depending on the size of bread you prefer.
Remove dough and knead out any air bubbles. I don’t usually use the proper kneading technique, I just hold the dough in my hands and knead it for a minute or so. Faster and less messy. (Sorry mom!)
Shape dough to pan size. Place dough in pan(s) and spread out a little to fill the corners. Cover with towel. Find a spot that is warm with no drafts and let rise for 45 minutes.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes. Brush on melted butter. Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes.
Knock, knock? If your bread is golden and sounds hollow when tapped, it is done.
Remove bread from pan and let cool on rack.
[adapted from Food.com]
Enjoy — Taryn ^_^