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Buttermilk Oatmeal Bread

Author adapted slightly from Clockwork Lemon

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 TBSP salt

Instructions

  1. Proof the yeast and 1/3 cup of warm water. In a separate bowl combine the oats and the boiling water. Let both mixtures sit for about 10 minutes. The yeast will look foamy and creamy.
  2. Place all the ingredients except the salt into the mixer. Knead with the dough hook for 2-3 minutes, and then let rest for 20 minutes. Come back, add salt, and knead with your mixer on medium for 15 minutes.
  3. Turn dough out into a well oiled bowl, turn to coat the dough, and then cover and let rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled.
  4. Punch down the dough and cut in half. Take one half, place on a lightly floured surface, and press into a rectangle. Now roll out into a larger rectangle. Fold into thirds, letter-style, then roll up. Pinch the seams closed and place seam side down into your prepped loaf pan. Repeat with other half of the dough.
  5. Lightly brush with water and sprinkle a few additional oats onto the dough. Let rise in a warm place for an additional 30-60 minutes.
  6. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the crust is browned and the internal temp reaches 190-200 degrees.