Apple Cinnamon Oat Bread (Machine)

I’ve been distracted the last few days. There’s nothing like a wild fire breaking out nearby and being told of the possibility of having to evacuate…

Fortunately we didn’t have to evacuate, but only a couple of miles away people did. The fire is only 5% contained and burning wildly, but now we have heavy equipment and the Air Force involved.

So, (needless to say) I haven’t posted during this time. Sorry for those of you waiting for the bread recipe from this post: http://lifeofcolors.com/2012/06/22/weekly-photo-challenge-create/

Apple Cinnamon Oat Bread

I wanted to make it as easy as possible, so I used two packages of Apples & Cinnamon instant oatmeal, and 1/2 cup of Cinnamon Apple Sauce.

I didn’t add any extra oils/butter or sweeteners because of the apple sauce.

Apple Cinnamon Oat Bread

  • 1/2 cup cinnamon apple sauce
  • 2 packages apples and cinnamon instant oatmeal
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons dry active yeast

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into pan of bread machine in order listed. Make a well to put the yeast into so it doesn’t touch the liquid.
  2. Bake on basic setting . Cool at least 15 minutes on wire racks before slicing.

Once the bread was baked I made natural edible paint. For all three colors I used water and a bit of vinegar to “set” the colors. The purple is from blueberries, the brown is from coffee, and the orange is from tumeric.

The house near the berry bushes. 🙂

The verdict? This is a slightly sweet bread that is fantastic for toast! I gave most of the loaf away and haven’t heard the response yet from the people I gave it to, so I can’t tell you what anyone else thinks about it. 🙂

By the way, there are currently at least 10 wild fires burning in Colorado. The weather is predicted to stay very hot here in Colorado Springs (90-100ish), with no rain and very little humidity, and somewhat windy… perfect conditions to fuel wild fires. We desperately need rain.

 

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