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Herbed Oat Pan Bread

 Herbed Oat Pan Bread
The Parmesan cheese and herb toppings on this rich pan bread is too tempting to resist. Eating just one piece isn't an option around our house!
16-20 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 to 4-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • TOPPING:
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Directions

  • In a small bowl, pour boiling water over cereal. Add butter. Let
  • stand until mixture cools to 120°-130°, stirring
  • occasionally.
  • In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt.
  • Beat in oat mixture until moistened. Add egg. Beat on medium speed
  • for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about

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Herbed Oat Pan Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 6-8 minutes. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Punch dough down. Press dough into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking
  • pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45
  • minutes.
  • Brush with 4 tablespoons melted butter. Bake at 375° for 15
  • minutes. Brush with remaining butter. Combine the cheese, basil,
  • garlic powder and oregano; sprinkle over bread. Bake 10-15 minutes
  • longer or until golden brown. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 162 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 297 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.