I remember the smell of freshly baked bread filling my grandmother’s house as a child. What I wouldn’t give to be able to sit next to her and pay attention to every detail of how she made that bread. All I cared about as a youngster was the finished product in my tummy—it was always delicious.
Now that I’m all grown-up, kinda 😉 I’ve always been intimidated when it came to making bread. My grandmother was a great cook and I would never think I could challenge her in the baking department! Well that was until our nanny, Emma, showed us just how easy it is to make bread. She walked me through her simple yet healthy recipe and we were all thrilled with the outcome.
What I love about this recipe is the absence of flour, yeast and canola oil, which you would find in your basic bread loaf recipe. It’s replaced with a whole lot of healthy goodness that will not make you feel guilty about eating this bread.
The main ingredient is oats. Oats are loaded with fiber and has antioxidants that have protective properties against heart disease. Yogurt is the second ingredient, which adds a moistness to the bread that is amazing.
It’s replaced with a whole lot of healthy goodness that will not make you feel guilty about eating this bread...
Preheat oven to 350 Farenheight
cups of porridge oats
cups of plain low-fat yogurt
teaspoons of bicarbonate soda
teaspoon of salt
tablespoon of seeds to sprinkle on top of the mixer once in your loaf tin.
Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Grease loaf tin. Pour bread in and sprinkle seeds of your choosing on top. We used sunflower seeds for ours this time. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove bread from the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes to cool so you can remove it from the tin. You’ll need your cooking mitts for this. Once removed from the tin, place back into the oven for an additional 10 minutes so the edges brown up nicely. Remove and let cool.
But we could hardly wait! We sliced it up and put some butter on it and it was delicious. It was so warm and moist from the yogurt. A total treat! Enjoy!!
Do you have any easy bread recipes to share?