Monday, September 9, 2013

hearty oat loaf

If there's one thing I love, it's bread. :)

Bread has the ability to turn a meager meal into a big one, freshen up your whole home, and add an air of warmth and love to any mealtime.  

This particular bread has been a favorite of mine for several years.  I first discovered it in Taste of Home's Light and Tasty magazines.  The heartiness and beauty of the bread caught my eye, and then I noticed just how healthy it was!  I've been making it...and loving it...ever since.  If Cookie Bandit comes home to a loaf, he does a jig and a cheer.  We're kinda food nerds like that. :)

This bread is an easy fix and perfect alongside soup, salad, or any main dish.  You simply must try it...the sooner the better!

Hearty Oat Loaf
from Taste of Home's Light and Tasty 2003
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 T. oats, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 t. baking powder
  • 3/4 t. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 3 T. canola oil

In a large bowl, combine the flours, 1/2 cup oats, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, and oil; stir into dry ingredients until just moistened.  Spread batter into an 8 or 9-inch round baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.  Sprinkle with remaining oats.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.  Serve warm.  Makes 10 servings.

Nutrition (1 slice): 229 calories, 6 g. fat, 1 g. saturated fat, 22 mg. cholesterol, 272 mg. sodium, 38 g. carbohydrates, 3 g. fiber, 7 g. protein.

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