I always bring flour and yeast when I travel so that I can bake bread. I know it seems weird, but where I travel you can only buy the bread that comes in bags and those loaves do not taste like real bread to me.
The last time I traveled I ran out of flour and already had mixed the flour in with my activated yeast (my last of it too), so I was committed. I used what I could find laying around (packets of maple nut oatmeal) to make up the rest of the flour. The result was amazing. This recipe is slightly modified from what I used that day, but it is just as yummy.
This recipe uses a bread machine because I like to make it as easy as it can be to make bread. I prefer to cook it in the oven because I can control the temperature and length of cooking time, and the end result looks nicer.
– 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup large flake oatmeal
– 2.5 teaspoon instant yeast
– 1.5 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 cup maple syrup
– 1/4 cup coconut oil
– 1 cup water
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon
– 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1. Put all of the ingredients, besides the walnuts and 1/4 cup of oatmeal, into your bread machine. Set for dough cycle.
2. When your machine beeps for the add-ins, add in the 1/4 cup oatmeal and all of the walnuts. If you miss the beep, or your machine doesn’t have it, don’t worry. You can just kneed in the walnuts and oatmeal at the end.
3. Take the dough out of the machine and shape it into a loaf. Put it into a greased loaf pan and cover with a damp towel. Let rise until double in size (approximately 30-45 minutes). Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400F.
4. Uncover the bread and put into the oven. Reduce temperature to 375F and cook for approximately 35 minutes, or until bread is golden brown.