My family likes to have bread with lots of meals. This lovely loaf is loaded with nutritious grains so we can indulge in slice after slice.—Judy Cook, Branson, Missouri
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling
Makes3 loaves (16 slices each)
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 2-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
- 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 4-1/2 to 5 cups bread flour
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, oil, honey, oats, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, salt and 2 cups bread flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining bread flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into thirds. Shape into loaves. Place in three greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
- Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 96 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.
Originally published as Ranch Bread in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2008