It has been awhile since I have posted anything, and that is mostly due to my major cleaning and organizing of the house. It was a long time over due, for sure!
I have been trying this recipe in my head for the past few weeks, and have finally decided to try it out. I love bread in almost any shape and form, and since I make all bread in our household, I end up slicing a piece and having it for breakfast with a slab of butter…this repeated over time is not the healthiest way to go. So, I set out to make a breakfast bread. Yes, I realize there is sugar in it, but hey! What is breakfast now days if it isn’t made with some sugar?!? Might as well make it homemade without preservatives and chemicals, and make it mostly whole grains!
Ingredients: honey, active dry yeast, salt, unsweetened apple sauce, warm water, chia seeds, unbleached white whole grain stone ground flour, unbleached AP flour, rolled oats, cinnamon sugar, chopped pecans (or nut of choice).
Mix 1/4 cup honey, 3/4 Tbs yeast, 1 1/6 cup luke warm water, 2 Tbs warm apple sauce, 2 Tbs Chia Seeds (optional), 1 1/4 tsp salt. Mix for 3 minutes.
Add 1 cup white flour, 1 1/4 cup whole wheat, 3/4 cup pureed oats, 1/2 cup whole oats. Mix until well combined.
Continue to mix on medium speed for approximately 3-4 minutes until batter remains sticky and very glutenous =)
Cover with plastic wrap or a wet tea towel and let rise for 45min to an hour.
On a well floured surface, press dough out into a rectangle. Now here is the fun part. You can customize this however you want! It’s your time to shine and to make it something you can personally brag about =) But here is what I did.
Take your chopped pecans (or your choice of nut), and press them into the dough.
Next, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar (ratio to make your own is 1:3 cinnamon to sugar). However much or little you want.
Roll up the dough.
Place it into a greased pan and let rise for 40 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees while 15 minutes still left of rising.
This is after it has risen. Place in oven and bake for 35-40 minutes.
after it has been baked, let cool completely on wrack
Showing you my idiotic mistake. Make sure you put it in the pan with the end of the roll on the bottom, or else it will look like this 😉
Once it has cooled, dig in! It’s really yummy!!! No butter needed.
This is a dense bread, so a little will fill you up quickly (thankfully!)
I hope you enjoy this! Let me know what you think and/or alterations you did to improve the taste and to make it uniquely yours!