Oatmeal Breakfast Bread
From our RED STAR Baker's Collection, Oatmeal Breakfast Bread is a family favorite from Sandra Pulido of Austin, TX. We are certain that it will become a favorite at your house, too.
Yield: 1 loaf
Medium loaf (1½ lb. bread machine)
- 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp warm tap water
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 package (2¼ tsp, ¼oz, 7g) RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
- 1 cup pecans
- 1 cup raisins
Large loaf (2 lb. bread machine)
- 1¼ cups plus 1 Tbsp water
- 1 Tbsp, plus 2 tsp vegetable oil
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 2½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1¼ tsp salt
- 1¼ cups rolled oats
- 4 cups bread flour
- 1 Tbsp RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
- 1¼ cups pecans
- 1¼ cups raisins
Bread Machine Method
- Have water at 80°F and all other ingredients at room temperature. Place ingredients in pan in the order specified in your owner’s manual. Select basic cycle and medium/normal crust. Pecans and raisins can be added 5 minutes before the end of the last kneading cycle. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, ½ to 1 tablespoon at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time. See our Bread Machine section for more helpful tips and information.
- Hand-Held Mixer Method: Using ingredient amounts listed for medium loaf, combine yeast, 1 cup flour, cinnamon, salt and oats in mixing bowl, stir to combine. Add warm water (120°-130°F), vegetable oil and maple syrup to flour mixture, mix on low speed to combine. Beat 2 to 3 minutes on medium speed. By hand, stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on floured surface 5 to 7 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Use additional flour if necessary. Knead in pecans and raisins until just combined.
- Stand Mixer Method: Using ingredient amounts listed for medium loaf, combine yeast, 1 cup flour, cinnamon, salt and oats in mixing bowl, stir to combine. Add warm water (120°-130°F), vegetable oil and maple syrup to flour mixture; mix with paddle or beaters for 4 minutes on medium speed. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough, and knead with dough hook(s) 5 to 7 minutes until smooth and elastic. Add pecans and raisins, kneading on low speed just until combined.
- Food Processor Method: Using ingredient amounts listed for medium loaf, combine yeast, 1 cup flour, cinnamon, salt and oats in processing bowl with steel blade. While motor is running, add warm water, vegetable oil and maple syrup to flour mixture; process until mixed. Continue processing, adding enough remaining flour until dough forms a ball. Add pecans and raisins; pulse just until mixed.
Rising, Shaping and Baking
- Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests [url:4]ripe[/url, about an hour]. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Roll or pat into a 14x7-inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll. Pinch edges and taper ends to seal. Place on 9x5-inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching, about 30 minutes. Bake in preheated 375°F oven 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.
- You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast for Active Dry Yeast. Traditional methods- replace 1:1. Expect your dough to rise faster; always let your dough rise until ‘ripe’. Bread Machines- use ½ tsp Instant yeast (or ¾ tsp Active Dry yeast) per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.
- Photo by A TrEATs Affair.
Due to the low volume of this loaf, the medium recipe can be used in a small machine.