This oatmeal sandwich bread recipe uses instant yeast to make a delicious sandwich bread. Your family will love this homemade bread. This recipe is easy to make and contains simple ingredients such as oat flakes, flour and brown sugar. Visit Bread Dad (BreadDad.com) for more easy bread recipes.
1CupOld Fashioned Oatmeal (Oat Flakes)- 90 grams - Do not pre-moisten oats. Use DRY oat flakes.
1/3CupLight Brown Sugar(packed cup) - 72 grams - If you prefer non-sweet oatmeal breads, you should use only 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.
1 1/2TeaspoonsSalt- 7.5 milliliters
1 1/2TeaspoonsInstant Yeast- 7.5 milliliters - Not active dry yeast
Instructions - Creating Dough with a Bread Machine
Your bread machine should be unplugged.
Remove the bread pan from the bread machine (so when you add the ingredients, they can not accidentally spill into the machine).
Pour the milk into the bread pan and then add the other ingredients. Place the instant yeast (bread machine yeast) in last and the yeast should not touch the liquid (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together by the bread machine). Some bakers like to make a small indent on top of the flour to prevent the yeast from spilling into the liquids or mixing with the salt before the machine is turned on.
Put the bread pan with ingredients back into unplugged bread machine.
Plug in bread machine. Enter the "Dough" setting on your bread machine and then press the "Start" button.
When the bread machine has finished making the bread dough, unplug the bread machine.
Remove the bread pan from the bread machine.
Now go to the instruction section below on "preparing the dough & baking the bread". FYI - Ignore the instructions for the electric stand mixer below if you are using a bread machine to make your dough. Skip down to the preparing dough section.
Instructions - Creating Dough with an Electric Stand Mixer with Dough Hook
Your electric mixer should be unplugged.
Remove the mixing bowl from the electric mixer.
Insert a dough hook into the electric mixer.
Pour the milk into the mixing bowl and then add the other ingredients. Place the instant yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the liquid (until the electric mixer is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together). Some bakers like to make a small indent on top of the flour to prevent the yeast from spilling into the liquids or mixing with the salt before the machine is turned on.
Place the mixing bowl back into the electric stand mixer.
Plug in the electric mixer and use a low speed to mix the dough. Mix the dough for 8-10 minutes.
Turn off the electric mixer and unplug machine.
Remove the mixing bowl from the electric mixer. Pour the dough into a second large mixing bowl that has been lightly "greased" with olive oil, melted butter, cooking spray, etc.
Loosely cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise for 60 minutes.
After the dough has risen, go to the instruction section below on "preparing the dough & baking the bread".
Instructions - Preparing the Dough & Baking the Bread
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Sprinkle a little bit of flour onto a large cutting board.
Remove the dough from the bread pan or mixing bowl and place the dough on the cutting board.
Press down on the dough with your hands and create a "flattish" rectangle with the dough. The dough should be roughly 1 inch high.
Roll up the dough into a tight "jelly roll". FYI - Please see this short instructional video for more information on how to shape the dough if you haven't shaped bread dough before. It is easier to watch & learn from this short video versus trying to explain the rolling technique step by step.
Place the rolled up dough into the bread pan.
Loosely cover the top of the bread pan with plastic wrap. Set the covered bread pan aside for 60 minutes for the dough to rise into a nice loaf shape. The dough should rise slightly over the top of the bread pan after this 60 minute period.
Optional (just before placing the dough in the oven) - If you want to create a more "authentic" oatmeal bread exterior appearance, you can brush a small amount of egg white on the top of the dough with a pastry brush. Then sprinkle some oat flakes on the top of the dough (which will be sticky due to the egg white). This will add a more "oaty" appearance to the bread top.
Place the bread pan in the (preheated) oven to bake at 350 F for 37-42 minutes. Wear oven mitts when dealing with a hot oven. Place the bread pan in the middle of the oven
Rotate the bread pan in the oven after 15-20 minutes (in order to ensure an even browning of the bread). Wear oven mitts.
After the 37-42 minute baking period has finished, remove the bread pan from the oven. Wear oven mitts.
Remove the bread from bread pan and place the bread on a wire cooling rack. Wear oven mitts.
Optional - If you did not place oat flakes on top of your dough, you can use a pastry brush to brush melted butter on top of the bread. This should be done right after you have removed the bread from the bread pan. This butter "basting" helps to create a more golden & tasty crust.
Allow the bread to cool down on the wire cooling rack for 1-2 hours before cutting the bread.
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