The Oatmeal Bread is our favorite morning toasting bread. It is wonderful with jam and even peanut butter. The bread is made by having the bread machine do all the kneading of the dough and then baking the bread in the oven. Simply letting your bread machine do most of the work for you.
1 cup Sandra's Muffin mix
1-1/2 cups potato starch
1/2 cup oat flour*
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
2 teaspoons guar gum
1-1/4 cups milk warmed to 110°
3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2-1/4 teaspoons Bread Machine yeast
Warm you bread machine pan by putting hot tap water in the pan. I usually put my cold whole eggs in the pan too, to bring them to room temperature fast.
Meanwhile: measure out, mix and sift the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Set aside.
Empty the hot water from the bread machine pan, add all the liquid ingredients, including the sugar and salt to the bread machine pan. Whisk and mix.
Add your dry ingredients on top of the liquids and then the yeast on top of the dry, not touching the wet ingredients.
Set your bread machine to any cycle that starts kneading right away. You do not want your ingredients jut sitting there. Let the machine knead the dough for 10 to 15 minutes, scrapping down the side if needed.
Place the dough in a 9" x 5" loaf pan that's been sprayed with cooking spray or coated with margarine. Shape the dough like a loaf. Slice a couple of slashes on top of the loaf. Do not cover the loaf if rising in the oven.
Put a pan of boiling water under the bread in the oven, using 2 oven racks, and let the bread rise there for 15 minutes only (optional). You can also just rise your bread in a warmed oven.
Remove the pan of boiling water and turn oven to 375° and bake your bread for 30 to 40 minutes
*Oat flour can be made by using your bender or food processor and grinding from Oatmeal.
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