Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Back to the bread machine
--Whole-Wheat Oat Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Whole-Wheat Oat Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Great Bread Machine Recipes Copyright 1992

1 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast
1 ½ teaspoons gluten (optional)I used this
1 ½ teaspoons dough enhancer (optional) I didn't use this
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
¼ cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons olive oil I used canola oil
4 teaspoons honey
5 ½ ounces warm water
½ cup raisins I used golden raisins

Add ingredients per your bread machines instructions.

Makes 1 1-lb loaf

I've been meaning to make a loaf of bread for weeks now but I kept putting it off. I don't know why - it doesn't get much easier than making bread in a bread machine. I usually get on a tangent with the bread machine. There are so many bread recipes I want to try. I should aim to make one each week.

This was not as sweet as most commercial raisin breads but that's a good thing - who needs extra sugar? There was plenty of sweetness coming from the raisins. My loaf was slightly on the dense side but that was probably partly the fault of my yeast which is starting to get old. It is all whole-wheat flour though which makes a denser loaf of bread. I find the added gluten really helps the texture.

This makes a lovely quick breakfast, toasted and spread with some light butter.

Since my bread machine makes 1-lb loaves, those are the measurements I've given here. If anyone wants the measurements for the 1 1/2-lb loaf, let me know.

Question of the Day: What types of bread do you usually have on hand? I buy whole-wheat sandwich rolls for my husband and son for their lunch (whatever brand is cheapest). I usually have Lite-35 bread for myself.


Jennifer said...

My kids don't like whole wheat but they do like Pepperidge Farms Whole Wheat White bread. It's just so expensive!

Oh, and I like to make bread, too, and usually use a mixture of bread flour and whole wheat white flour.

ThursdayNext said...

Mostly Weight Watchers whole wheat bread. My favorite bread is the multigrain from Au Bon Pain - its fairly dense and I like it that way. :)

Unknown said...

Hi, this is my first visit to your blog and I'll definitely be coming back!

Since June I have been making all of our bread with the bread machine. I will be trying this recipe for sure! I usually make whole wheat bread. I feel like it's a healthier choice for our family.