I’ve partnered with Quaker and Collective Bias to create this Honey Oat Wheat Bread.
This bread is incredibly soft and flavorful…perfect for delicious sandwiches!
Somehow it’s already mid-January. What? Where did the last 6 weeks go? I feel like I was just decorating the Christmas tree yesterday! As sad as I am to put all of the decorations away, it’s also kinda nice to get life back to normal.
Did you guys make any resolutions for the New Year? More importantly, have you broken them yet? (Be honest!) We don’t really make any sweeping New Year’s resolutions in our house, but we do commit to eating better. (I’ll be honest. I ate one too many Christmas cookies this year. Just one.) One of my favorite winter meals is a hot bowl of soup along with a half-sandwich. The key to a good sandwich is good bread, and this Honey Oat Wheat Bread might be one of my all-time favorite bread recipes!
We eat a lot of oats in the winter. (Heck, who am I kidding? Oats are a year-round staple in our house!) Weekday breakfasts usually consist of Greek yogurt topped with homemade granola. If I’m taking a break from yogurt, then I often turn to a bowl of hot oatmeal…especially since the thermometer seems stuck below freezing lately. And then there’s this bread. This Honey Oat Wheat Bread is absolutely delicious, y’all! My wife walked in from work as I was pulling this bread out of the oven, and it took all of the patience in the world for us to wait on this bread to cool before slicing it.
Is learning to bake homemade bread on your resolution list this year? A couple of weeks ago, I posted some tips on making the perfect loaf of Homemade Italian Bread. That bread is particularly easy because it only includes 5 ingredients. This Honey Oat Wheat Bread calls for a couple additional ingredients, but the advantage of this bread is that it’s baked in a loaf pan. That means you can skip the whole ‘shaping’ stage. Just mix up the dough, let it rise a bit and drop it into loaf pans. Let it rise a bit longer and then bake it up. I can promise you this will be one of the tastiest slices of bread you’ll ever eat!
Intimidated by the thought of using yeast or letting the bread rise? Don’t be! The yeast literally does the work for you! The hardest part of this recipe is just mixing the dough initially…and that’s really not all that difficult. After that, you just need to find a warm place to let the yeast hang out and party. In the summer, I often throw the bread on the back deck to rise. In the winter, I just turn my oven on until it hits 100°F, then I turn it back off. Now I’ve got a nice warm enclosed spot for the yeast to do its work.
My wife and I were walking through Target the other day doing some post-Christmas shopping. Since I knew we were heading into “soup and sandwich for dinner” season, I stopped by the cereal aisle and grabbed the big 42 oz. container of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats. The oats and the milk in this recipe combine to yield a soft bread that is perfect for sandwiches. (The honey also provides just a hint of sweetness that I find quite addicting!) Whenever I bake bread, I always like to make two loaves. We keep one out to eat right away, and I wrap the other in plastic wrap and freeze it. (Of course, you can cut this recipe in half if you only want to make one loaf.)
If homemade bread is still on your bucket list, then I highly recommend making a couple loaves of this Honey Oat Wheat Bread! Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Have you stuck with them so far?