Honey Oat Quick Bread

Posted by on Jan 19, 2010 in Blog

I met my wonderful friends Andrea and Tracy the other night for Tracy’s birthday. (OK, Tracy I didn’t say your age). I haven’t seen them since before Christmas so I decided I would make them a little goodies. I saw this recipe, it was really easy and I hope it taste good! (I actually gave it to them without trying it!) It smelled really good while it was baking. I plan to make a loaf for myself later. Give it a try, if you love bread, you won’t need to go to the bakery the next time you want homemade bread.
Honey Oat Quick Bread
2 tablespoons plus 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats, or quick-cooking (not instant) oats, divided
1 1/3 cups whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
8 oz (scant 1 cup) nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt
1 large egg
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup clover honey or other mild honey
3/4 cup nonfat or low-fat milk
1. Position rack in middle of oven, preheat to 375 degrees. Generously coat a 9×5 inch (or similar size) loaf pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon oats in the pan. Tip the pan back and forth to coat the sides and bottom.
2. Thoroughly stir together whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Using a fork, beat the remaining 1 cup oats, yogurt, egg, oil and honey in a medium bowl until well blended. Stir in milk. Gently stir the yogurt mixture in the flour mixture just until thoroughly Incorporated but not overmixed (excess mixing can cause toughening). Immediately scrape the batter into the pna, spreading evenly to the edges. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon oats over the top.
3.Bake the loaf until well browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-50 minutes. (It’s normal for top to crack) Let stand in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a table knife around and under the loaf to loosen it and turn it out onto the rack. Let cool until barely warm, about 45 minutes.
1 slice 193 calories; 6 grams fat, 1 gram Saturated
Enjoy!

3 Comments

  1. 1-19-2010

    OK, now this one I will also try. It sounds wonderful. I'll let you know if I actually bake it.

  2. 1-21-2010

    This was the easiest bread I've ever made! And it is really good. Bob is in heaven…..whole wheat, oats and honey all in the same bread. I used half quick oats and half steel cut oats and I don't think I would do that again. The steel cut gave it a funny texture. Plus I didn't bake it quite long enough, I would like it a little less gummy….but I had to get Kassi to gymnastics and had to get it out of the oven…

  3. 1-25-2010

    I never heard from my friends if they liked it or not. I'm trying another bread recipe today, no kneading! You stir all the ingredients then let it "sit" for 8-12 hours. I'll let you know, this one I'm going to eat!

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