I love making bread – actually, I love that I know how to, and that it’s been three years since I tried it out for the first time. I remember feeling so intimidated by yeast (silly now that I think about it), but I’m so glad I got over that 🙂 When I see my daughter smiling as she’s smelling fresh from the oven bread, I know it’s something that she will always love and remember about me. I can’t wait to pass on what I have learned to her, so she can pass her knowledge onto someone else.
I had a homemade batch of buttermilk that I needed to use up, plus we were almost out of sandwich bread. Thankfully Pinterest came to my rescue again! I doubled this recipe and my sweetener of choice was raw honey. When I took it out of the oven, I smelled the honey and oats – so perfect! It has a great slightly chewy bite and flavor is mild enough for sweet or savory toppings. Thanks for reading, enjoy!
Buttermilk Oatmeal Bread – adapted from Buttered Side Up
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon instant yeast
- 1/4 cup sugar, maple syrup or honey, divided
- 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (250 grams)
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (262 grams)
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 teaspoons sea salt