Honey Oat Quick Bread

This honey-oat bread has a pleasant flavor and divinely moist, tender crumb. It requires minimal mixing and cleanup, calls for ingredients usually stocked in the pantry, and is tasty yet healthful.

Makes: 12 slicesBG5715

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons plus 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, or quick-cooking (not instant) oats, divided

1 1/3 cups whole-wheat flour, or white whole-wheat flour (see Tip)

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/4 teaspoons salt

8 ounces (scant 1 cup) nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt

1 large egg

1/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup clover honey, or other mild honey

3/4 cup nonfat or low-fat milk

Preparation

Position rack in middle of oven; preheat to 375°F. Generously coat a 9-by-5-inch (or similar size) loaf pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon oats in the pan. Tip the pan back and forth to coat the sides and bottom with oats.

Thoroughly stir together whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Using a fork, beat the remaining 1 cup oats, yogurt, egg, oil and honey in a medium bowl until well blended. Stir in milk. Gently stir the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture just until thoroughly incorporated but not over-mixed (excess mixing can cause toughening). Immediately scrape the batter into the pan, spreading evenly to the edges. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon oats over the top.

Bake the loaf until well browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. (It’s normal for the top to crack.) Let stand in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a table knife around and under the loaf to loosen it and turn it out onto the rack. Let cool until barely warm, about 45 minutes.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store cooled bread, tightly wrapped, for up to 1 day at room temperature. If desired, warm (wrapped in foil) at 375°F before serving.
  • Tip: White whole-wheat flour, made from a special variety of white wheat, is light in color and flavor but has the same nutritional properties as regular whole-wheat flour. Two companies that distribute the flour nationally are King Arthur Flour (kingarthurflour.com) and Bob’s Red Mill (bobsredmill.com).

Nutrition

Per slice: 193 calories; 6 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 18 mg cholesterol; 31 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 3 g fiber; 396 mg sodium; 100 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Iron (15% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat

 

 

Source: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/honey_oat_quick_bread.html

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