Monday, April 8, 2013

Oatmeal Honey Wheat Buttermilk Bread

Whew - what a long name!  But such a yummy bread.
Over the last two years, I have really started to enjoy making my own bread.  From scratch, no bread machine.  I love bread and I love finding new bread recipes.  I know I haven't shared a lot of bread recipes with you, other than the puck biscuits, but you'll be starting to see quite a few more breads in the upcoming weeks.
Although this is my first true bread post, it's also my first foray into wheat breads.  Up until now, I have made only white breads.  This was my first time using wheat flour and making a "brown" bread.  I loved the addition of the oats.  They gave the bread a nice chewy flavor.  M was a huge fan of this one.  He prefers it now to my usual white breads as he says it is a denser bread and is better for sandwiches as it doesn't crumble.

Oatmeal Honey Wheat Buttermilk Bread
Adapted from Annie's Eats

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats, divided
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup room temperature water
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk* (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon salt
*Note if you do not have buttermilk, place 1 1/2 Tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar in the bottom of a measuring glass, fill to the 1 1/2 cup line with regular milk.  Let sit at least five minutes

Place 1 1/4 cups of the oats in a medium bowl and cover with the boiling water.  Stir well.  Let sit uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix the soaked oats, room temperature water, honey, yeast, buttermilk, olive oil, salt, and two coups of each flour.  Mix briefly on low speed, just until ingredients are combined. 

 Switch to the dough hook and add in the remaining 1/2 cup of each flour and knead on low speed for about 10 minutes.  The dough should be wet and cling to the hook.  

Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to coat.  Cover the bowl with with plastic wrap and let rise for one hour.

Turn the dough out on a floured work surface.  Press out air bubbles.  Roll into a log shape, tucking the ends together.  Put the log into an oiled loaf pan, pressing it out so it reaches all corners.  Left rise an additional 30 minutes, just until the dough rises above the edge of the pan.

Pre-heat the over to 375 degrees.  Bake the loaf for 1 hour (check after 45 minutes to test for done-ness).  Remove the load from the oven and transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely before slicing.

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  1. This looks really good! Buttermilk always makes everything so moist and wonderful! I can't wait to try this- we love fresh bread at our house:)

  2. This looks delicious - I have been trying to make more of my own bread recently, and will have to add this to my list.

    Stopping by to pin from Pin it Tuesdays.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

  3. This looks so yummy. I have to try this. Found your post on Pin It Tuesday. I have pinned this and twittered the post. New follower

    Handmade at Warratahstree

  4. This looks great. I found you from Totally Tasty Tuesdays. I would love for you to share at my party:

  5. Oh my, this look so good! Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-)

  6. We love homemade bread around here. This recipe sounds like a winner! I have been baking with unbleached white but need to buy whole wheat. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I can't wait to taste this delicious bread, sure wish I had a slice right now! Thank you very much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  8. Bread is such a weakness of mine and this looks so yummy. Have you ever made any gluten free breads? I'm not allergic to gluten but I believe I may have an intolerance to it. I have recently started to eat a no gluten diet but I indulge on the weekends. I'm trying to see if eliminating gluten from my diet helps my fibromyalgia. Some of the gluten free products I've tried are not that tasty so I was wondering if you knew of any good recipes. Thanks!

  9. I just love homemade bread. Your recipe sounds fantastic with the oatmeal and honey. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

  10. This bread does look yummy and so good for you. I bet the oatmeal gives it a nice bit of crunch! Thanks for sharing it with SYC. I will be giving it a try.

  11. In my opinion, nothing smells better than a loaf of homemade bread.

  12. Looks so good! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  13. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Say G'day Saturday linky party. I just shared this on Google+ and will be pinning it too!

    Hope to see you again this Saturday!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  14. This looks so yummy! Just pinned. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Have a wonderful weekend!!



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