Maple Oatmeal Wheat Bread
Total TimePrep: 20 min.+ rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling
Makes2 loaves (16 slices each)
- 1-3/4 cups boiling water
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- In a large bowl, pour boiling water over oats. Add syrup, sugar, shortening and salt. Let stand until mixture cools to 110°-115°, stirring occasionally.
- In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add yeast mixture, eggs, whole wheat flour and 1 cup all-purpose flour to oat mixture. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 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 in half. Shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350°. Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 135 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 153mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.
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Nov 12, 2013
Made this bread for the first time for company. It went over so well that they all had more than one slice. It is easy to make. A nice moist tasty bread that everyone seems to enjoy. It is definitely at the top of my bread list.