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This oat bread recipe is a healthy alternative. As you undoubtedly know, oats are linked to heart health and lower cholesterol. The Scottish Oat Bread Recipe is a nice treat for Robbie Burns Day, celebrated on January 25.

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Recipe for Scottish Oat Bread

Tip: This recipe uses a bread machine -- always a plus in today's busy world. If you're looking for a new one, I thoroughly recommend the Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker

Ingredients for Scottish Oat Bread

3 tbsp honey
1 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
3 tbsp applesauce OR vegetable oil
2 tsp salt
3 tbsp gluten
3/4 cup oat bran
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup bread flour
1 1/2 cup oat flour
3 tsp yeast

Place these ingredients in your bread machine and process according to manufacturers instructions. If you're feeling particularly adventuresome on Robbie Burns Day, try serving this Scottish oat bread recipe with haggis. If you don't happen to have a sheep's stomach handy to make your own, this Scottish Haggis Sampler is a good way to experience this Scottish staple.

Oat Bread Recipe #2: Oatmeal Bread

Ingredients for Oatmeal Bread

This oat bread recipe makes four loaves.

3 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup honey
5 1/2 cups white flour
4 cups rolled oats
4 1/2 cups wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup cornmeal
4 packages yeast
2 tbsp salt
4 eggs

Method

Heat the water, margarine and honey together, to lukewarm, or about 120°F. Add the white flour, oats, yeast, salt and eggs. Beat in a mixer for three minutes. A mixer with a dough hook, like the KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer, White is a good choice.

Add all the remaining ingredients and beat at a higher speed for three or four minutes, or until the dough is stiff.

Knead on a floured board until it is no longer sticky. Place in greased bowl. Turn over to grease other side, cover and rise until doubled. This usually takes about 45 minutes, depending on your room temperature. Punch down and cut into even portions. Roll out to about 3/8" in thickness. Roll this up like a jelly roll, punch down the ends, fold down the ends and place in greased pans.

Cover. Rise until doubled, about sixty minutes.

Bake this oat bread recipe at 375°F for forty minutes. Cool on wire racks and serve.

Oat Bread Recipe #3: Oatbran Bread

This is a nutritious loaf with a delicate flavor. Its excellent when toasted.

Ingredients for Oatbran Bread

1 package (5/16-ounce yeast
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 cups bread flour
1/4 cups oat flour
1 tbsp wheat germ
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp dry milk
1 tbsp margarine
1 tsp salt
7/8 cup water

This oat bread recipe uses a bread machine. Put the ingredients into the bread pan. Use the White Bread setting.


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