Oatmeal bread using oatmeal flour?

webdiva

Anyone have a recipe for oatmeal bread using oatmeal flour (instead of AP, bread, or white whole wheat flour) with rolled or steel cut oats? I'm really into getting enough oatmeal in my diet, but I'm wondering if it's even possible to make a good oatmeal bread without at least some wheat flour; maybe not. I'd love to try a recipe that uses oatmeal flour and bread flour, but I haven't found one yet. It wouldn't have to be a traditional sandwich-type loaf -- a nice rustic loaf would be fine. Ideas??

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reply by: beachdee on February 10, 2011 at 11:53 pm
beachdee

Here's a recipe that uses 3 varieties of oat: steel-cut, oat flour, and rolled. It does use wheat flour but in less proportion to the oat content than many recipes. I have not personally tried this but am going to save the recipe, as I am also "into" oats for health (as well as the fact I just find them delicious). I'll be watching to see what other responses you get!

http://www.idiotsguides.com/static/quickguides/foodentertainment/artisan...

Here's a rare one using all oat flour, I wonder how it would turn out. If I had time, I'd experiment (with half-recipe for one loaf, the first time). Hmmm.

http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070630165159AADRmoZ

And a nice sounding raisin bread on a nicely-done oatlover's site...the bread recipe is down the list a little ways:
http://www.eatmoreoats.com/recipes.html

reply by: cwcdesign on February 11, 2011 at 9:04 am
cwcdesign

Thanks for the recipes, BeachDee. We LOVE oatmeal in our house and I can't wait to try them -- with the sale at KAF, I just ordered proper loaf pans, so I've got something new to test in them, but unless I find oat flour locally, I'll have to wait on the triple oat one. I have bookmarked them on my computer. Carol

reply by: beachdee on February 11, 2011 at 12:21 pm
beachdee

cwcdesign, I know Bob's Red Mill makes oatflour...but even if you can't find it, I've seen several sites that explain to make it must whirl some rolled oats in a blender or processor, until as fine as you want. You might try looking at one of those, in case my instructions are lacking something...since I haven't done it, just mental-noted it can be done. Will be happy to hear how your oat baking trials "pan out" (groan) ;^)

reply by: kelseyf on February 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm
kelseyf

This is an interesting idea. Unfortunately, oats are a non gluten-producing grain. So, baking bread entirely from oat flour might be difficult since most breads heavily rely on the gluten forming capabilities (found in wheat) for their structure.

This is my favorite Oat Bread so far:

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/oatmeal-toasting-bread-recipe

Good luck experimenting and let us know what you find out!

reply by: beachdee on February 11, 2011 at 6:17 pm
beachdee

That looks like a really nice bread using a couple different "types" of oats in good proportion to the other flour, thanks for posting the link.

reply by: cwcdesign on February 11, 2011 at 6:34 pm
cwcdesign

Oh Boy! Am I gonna have fun . . . I got home at the end of the day and my KAF package had arrived. So . . . let's see sourdough tomorrow and then oatmeal bread. Bob's is available locally, so I should have success.
Thanks all for the great ideas. Carol

reply by: sarahh on February 11, 2011 at 8:39 pm
sarahh

You can absolutely make your own oat flour. I find the blender or electric coffee grinder work better than the food processor. The FP doesn't make the oats fine enough.

I have made bread with too much oat flour, and it is crumbly. i think a little wheat flour is necessary. I usually use a mix of rolled oats, oat flour, oat bran, white whole wheat and a little all-purpose. I will have to look up the proportions I have used.

Might have to make some oat bread this weekend!

reply by: beachdee on February 12, 2011 at 1:09 am
beachdee

One tip I saw in some of the exploring I did, is to include a rather larger amount of "gluten flour" to help make up for the lack of it in the oats, and provide more structure.

reply by: anna on February 12, 2011 at 4:30 am
anna

Moomie has a nice oatmeal bread posted, at least it was on the OBC. I still have it if needed. It's a little on the sweet side so I'm not sure that's what you want.

reply by: cwcdesign on February 16, 2011 at 5:47 pm
cwcdesign

BeachDee,
I made the idiot's guide oatmeal bread (the one with 3 "oats") today. My husband loves it, despite the fact that this idiot threw ALL the rolled oats in the dough -forgot to read the recipe all the way through first . . . it still worked out. Thanks.

reply by: beachdee on February 17, 2011 at 1:14 am
beachdee

Oh cwc, thanks for the update and the chuckle! Good news that it was enjoyed. Sounds like another recipe for me to put at the top of my seemingly endless "when I get time" list! I think it really WILL be at the top, since I love oats so much also.