31 Jul 2012
I love to cook. I really do.
When I was first married, not loving to cook or even knowing how to cook led John and I down a path that saw us eating out most days of the week. I know those forays into restaurants caused a lot of my weight gain.
Fortunately, between having children and some helpful friends, I did finally learn how to cook a variety of foods from vegetable dishes to bread. As most of you know, I grind my own wheat and make most of our bread.
A little while ago I was roasting a chicken and wanted to pair it with vegetables, a salad, and bread. However, I didn’t have time to make a yeast bread, so I adapted a recipe I had clipped from the newspaper years and years ago.
It only took 5 minutes to put together and about 25 minutes to cook. Super easy, super healthy, and if the fact that the bread disappeared from the kitchen table in a flash is any indication, pretty tasty too.
The Uncle Sam cereal bread has a rich, dense texture that was great with a simple dinner. If you add raisins, it would make a great breakfast bread.
Uncle Sam Cereal Bread
- 1 cup rolled oats, divided
- 1 cup Uncle Sam Original cereal, ground
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups of skim milk
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place a piece of parchment paper on a rectangular cookie sheet.
2. Grind 3/4 cup of the oatmeal in a food processor. Then grind the Uncle Sam cereal in a food processor.
3. In a large bowl, place the ground and unground oats, ground Uncle Sam cereal, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt.
4. Mix the dry ingredients together with a spoon.
5. Pour the honey, olive oil, and 1 cup of the milk in the bowl with the dry ingredients.
6. Stir together. The mixture should be fairly wet, but should hold its shape when you mold it with your hands. If it seems too dry, add a little more milk.
7. Shape the dough into a long loaf. Place on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet. (You may need to reshape it on the parchment paper as the dough is fairly wet).
8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes. The loaf should sound hollow when tapped or the internal temperature should be 200 degrees.
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