Thursday, February 7, 2013

Oatmeal Bread

Does anyone else feel guilty feeding their kids squishy white bread? I do! I can just see their little blood sugars spiking as they swallow that stuff! Well, this recipe has eased my mind...a little anyway!  It is yummy white bread, but with a secret ingredient kids will never expect! A serving of oatmeal! So, bake and eat away, my friends. I got this from an awesome blog I follow, All Things Delicious. Go check it out. She has beautiful photos to show every step of the process!  You can also find Hannah on Facebook, same name.

Here's what you'll need:

4 C. warm water
1 Tbsp. yeast (I like to use SAF instant yeast)
2/3 C. sugar
1/3 C. oil
1 individual packet REGULAR instant oatmeal (not the flavored kind), cooked to package directions OR 1 serving of unflavored oatmeal, cooked to package directions

12 1/2 C. flour
3/4 C. dry powdered milk
1 Tbsp. salt

Cook the one serving of unflavored oatmeal, as directed on the package and set aside.  In a Bosch or other stand mixer, combine the warm water, yeast, sugar, oil, and oatmeal.  Mix with a dough hook on Low speed just until combined (for about 10 seconds). Then add the flour, powdered milk, and salt. Knead on High for 10 minutes. If you are using a Bosch  mixer, you can immediately divide the dough into four loaves.  If you are NOT using a Bosch mixer, place the dough into a lightly greased bowl and cover and let rise until doubled.  Then divide into four loaves.  Cover the loaves with a towel and allow to rise for about an hour... Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.