Whole Wheat Oat Bread

This recipe is just a rif on my go to sandwich bread recipe.  I like how there is just enough oats in it to give it an oaty taste.  This bread makes amazing sandwiches, or it’s just good for eating plain or with a little butter and jam too!

Sarah Snacks Go-To Sammy Bread
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1 1/4 cup warm water (110 F)
2 Tablespoons organic sugar
2 teaspoons yeast
2 Tablespoons canola oil 
1 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour (I like King Arthur) 
1 1/2 cup organic bread flour (again, King Arthur) 
1/2 cup rolled oats 
1 teaspoon wheat gluten
1 teaspoon salt


Into the bread machine goes the warm water, sugar, and yeast.  Let proof for 10 minutes (you can just add it in with the flours if you want, but I really think you get a better rise on the bread if you proof the yeast first- especially since it’s mostly 100% whole wheat!)

Once the yeast is proofed, add in the rest of the ingredients according to your bread machines instructions- mine says to do wet ingredients first, then dry.

I set my machine to sandwich bread with a light crust.  And this will be a 1 to 1 1/2 lb loaf.

Let the bread machine do its thang.

(trick to slicing a loaf of sandwich bread… let it cool COMPLETELY before slicing.  I know it’s hard to wait, but you’ll get more even slices and they won’t fall apart as you slice!  Also make sure to use a bread knife!)





Have a great day!!


Whole wheat cranberry walnut bread

This bread is epic.  I’m not joking.  We’re talking life changing here people!  This is so amazing that if you don’t have a bread machine I’m suggesting you go out and buy one right this second and immediately make this bread.

I took a bite of this and said holy sh*t this is amazing!  And I’m not much of a curser, so that’s how good it is!

As I was filling the cranberry and walnut bins at work I was thinking about cinnamon raisin bread.  (and who doesn’t think about cinnamon raisin bread while they’re at work, am I right?) and I was like OMG cranberry walnut bread!  And a star was born!

I won’t waste any more time jibber jabbering because the more time you spend here reading this the less time you spend making this insanely amazing bread.  And don’t be scared of the whole wheat thing- this bread is nice and light and fluffy!!

Whole wheat cranberry walnut bread
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1 cup warm water
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup agave nectar (honey would work too if that’s what you have)
3 cups organic whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons yeast
1 cup dried cranberries (whole foods has some that are sweetened with apple juice instead of sugar- I recommend those!)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Add ingredients to bread machine in the order that your bread machine recommends (mine says wet ingredients then dry)

Some people say to add fruit and nuts during the last knead cycle, but honestly I just threw them in there with everything else at the beginning and it worked just fine!

Let your bread machine do its thang! (I used the basic 1- 1 1/2 lb loaf size bread setting with a light crust)


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Look at those cranberries and walnuts!!!  (note to self: time to repaint nails!)


With a little Earth Balance.