If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, the way to my heart is through a pan of freshly baked bread. Simple as that.
You, too, can have easy homemade sandwich bread in just 5 easy steps. Oh yeah, it contains both whole wheat flour and oats to make it really good for you.
This recipe is based on a traditional French wheat bread that is guaranteed to produce a lightly sweet, perfectly textured loaf every time. It's ideal for sandwiches but also makes fantastic French toast. You could even cut it into heart shapes if you really must but I suggest leaving the crusts on so you have something to really sink your teeth into.
Heart Healthy Wheat-Oat Sandwich Bread
Yield: 1-1/2 lb loaf
1 1/4 cup warm water
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 cups bread flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oat flour
1/4 cup whole rolled oats
1 1/4 tsp yeast
- Heat water to 80°F.
- Combine ingredients in the pan of your bread machine according to manufacturer's directions.
- Select "whole wheat" setting and set desired crust setting (I like "light" for this recipe).
- Scrape down sides of pan after 5 minutes of mixing and add 1-2 Tbsp water if needed.
- Remove loaf from bread pan as soon as baking cycle is complete and allow to cook on a wire rack before slicing.
My favorite sandwich includes brown mustard, grilled tofu and avocado. What's in your favorite sandwich?
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