Healthy oat bran wheat bread

June 19, 2009 4:29:41 PM PDT
Highly nutritious, low in cholesterol and fat, and half the calories of other breads.

Oat Bran Wheat Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 cups warm almond milk or soymilk (or 1 cup of each)
  • ¾ cup melted butter
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 3 cups white wheat flour
  • 3 cups steel cut oats (2 of those cups pulverized)
  • 3 cups All Bran Cereal (2 of those cups pulverized)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon salt
Process:
  1. In a large bowl, combine the yeast, warm water and warm almond/soymilk. Mix well and let sit a couple of minutes.

  2. Add the melted butter and honey and mix well.

  3. Add the 3 cups of white wheat flour and mix well.

  4. Add the 3 cups of steel oats and mix well.

  5. Add the 3 cups of All Bran cereal and mix/knead well.

  6. Add the salt and mix/knead well.

  7. The dough will be moist. That's okay, it should be. Continue to mix well/knead for 2-3 minutes right in the bowl by stirring.

  8. Let the dough rise an hour. Punch down.

  9. Generously butter two 9" loaf pans.

  10. Separate the dough into two sections and put each section into the loaf pans.

  11. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  12. Place loaves in a hot 350-degree oven and bake for 50-55 minutes.

  13. Make sure the oven is hot when you place the breads in.

  14. Let the bread cool in the pans for 10-15 minutes and then remove, turn on sides (or put on a rack) and let cool for 30-40 minutes before slicing.
Honey Cayenne Cinnamon Coating Ingredients:
  • ½ cup of melted butter (Smart Balance for Vegans)
  • ½ cup of honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or more or less according to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more or less according to taste)
Process:
  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl big enough to dip slices of the bread into.

  2. Dip both sides of the bread into the coating and place in a hot skillet coated with melted butter.

  3. Cook to desired brownness and flip. Cook to desired brownness.

  4. Remove from skillet when completed.

  5. This bread is fabulous! As it sits the outside becomes crisp and the inside stays soft.

  6. Cover with desired fruit, if you choose, for an absolutely 100% healthy breakfast.
About Margaux Sky:
Margaux Sky is the author of Beautiful Breads & Fabulous Fillings: The Best Sandwiches In America. She's the creator of one of Oprah Winfrey's favorite sandwiches: Curried Chicken on Spicy White Pepper Jack Bread -aka "The O Special". She's been on the Oprah Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Food Network Sandwich Challenge, and QVC. Margaux is working on two new books: her second cookbook Sugar River and an economy party book Entertain On Loose Change. She's also developing a new contest television show Culinary Smarts that pits culinary graduates against culinary natural talents.


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