Monday, February 4, 2013

Easy Walnut Oatmeal Bread Recipe

Moist, light and delicious.  Homemade Walnut-Oatmeal Bread! Photo: Presto Bread Slicing System
There is nothing better to fill the house than the smell of fresh baked bread. This is my all around favorite sandwich loaf but this recipe has a few secret ingredients that add both flavor and antioxidants.  Organic Grape Seed Flour and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.  Here's how to punch up your next loaf:

Easy Walnut Oatmeal Bread (Bread Machine Version)
Yield: 1 1/2 Pound loaf, 12 slices 

2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons Nature's Approved Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon Nature's Approved Grape Seed Flour
2 tablespoons Oatmeal
1/2 cup Walnuts
3 cups Bread Flour
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast

Bring all your ingredients to room temperature.  Whisk the dry ingredients, (except the walnuts and yeast) in a large bowl and set aside.  Proof your yeast by dissolving it in 1/3 cup of warm water plus 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Set it in a warm spot and let it get foamy.  If it doubles in size after 10 minutes, you know it's active.

Next measure and warm your 2/3 cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Add both your milk/oil mixture and the developed yeast to your oiled bread machine bowl. Lastly, add in the dry ingredients into the container and start the machine.  If your unit is like mine, it will beep to tell you when to add the walnuts. 
When baking is complete, remove bread from the machine and let cool for about an hour on a wire rack. I have a bread slicing rack so I am able to get even slices.  

This bread is perfect for sandwiches or to be eaten with a little butter and jam. It also makes a wonderful hostess gift for Easter and other celebrations. Check HERE for more easy to bake bread recipes with or without a bread machine.

A bread machine like my Breadman can turn out a fresh baked loaf in about 3 hours.
The Grape Seed Flour, Coconut Oil and Walnuts all add extra nutrition and antioxidants to the bread.  The Coconut Oil made the loaf very light and moist, almost like commercial bread. Even the crust was light and flaky.  The taste?  Absolutely delicious!  The Grape Seed Flour is very fine and turned the loaf a beautiful golden brown.  To purchase the same organic Grape Seed Powder and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil used in this recipe, visit Nature's Approved Online.

Try some Sunbutter on your Walnut Oatmeal Bread!

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