Maple Oat Bread

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Filled with lots of healthy grains and mineral-packed maple syrup, this bread is a great breakfast treat or soup accompaniment.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 2 hours 45 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup warm water, heated to 110°F
  • 2¼ tsp. instant yeast
  • 2 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup plus 1 Tbsp. rolled oats, divided
  • ⅓ cup plus 2 Tbsp. maple syrup, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine water with yeast. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes until it bubbles.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix flour, ½ cup oats, ⅓ cup maple syrup, vanilla, butter, salt, and cinnamon. Add the yeast mixture and run the machine on medium low for 5 minutes while the dough kneads.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and cover with a towel. Place bowl in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.
  • Remove the dough from the mixing bowl. Spray a 9" × 5" loaf pan with cooking spray and place dough inside. Allow dough to rise for another hour. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a loaf pan.
  • Transfer dough to loaf pan, forming a loaf. Top loaf with remaining 2 tablespoons maple syrup and remaining 2 tablespoons oats and bake for 25 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.