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Oat Flour Bread

Homemade sandwich bread dough ball

My friend Tabatha and I bought some oats together through a co-op. We split a 50 pound bag, so now the two of us trade recipes calling for oats. I have made oatmeal pancakes, granola cereal, granola bars, smoothies with oats, oatmeal peanut butter cookies, instant oatmeal, baked oatmeal, and now oat flour bread.

I usually make light wheat sandwich bread, but I think oat flour is my new favorite. The slices are still soft, but more substantial, and not at all dense. Don’t even think of shelling out money for oat flour, when you can simply pulse oats in your processor.

Like my other sandwich bread recipe, this one is adapted from “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day,” by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois. The authors employ a “no-knead” method of baking, and it works beautifully. The preparation and execution is so simple, an elementary child could master these sandwich bread recipes. I bake my sandwich bread in a Pullman loaf pan with a lid. You really must buy the lid, as it prevents an arch in the middle. You want to maintain flat top to yield even slices.

Oat Flour Bread

Adapted from, “Artisan Breads Five Minutes a Day”

1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
1 1/2 tablespoons Kosher salt
3 1/2 cups of warm water
5 1/2 cups white flour
1 1/2 cups oat flour

Mix yeast, salt, and water. Stir with a whisk. Add both flours. Mix until blended. Dough will be on the thinner side. Let rise for two hours.  Store in a tightly covered container for up to 14 days. When ready to use, turn dough out on lightly floured counter. Dust dough with flour and work into a ball, turning dough underneath as you turn. Place dough in well greased Pullman pan. Let rest 45 minutes to an hour. Bake at 450 for 45 minutes.  After bread is done, take out of pan and let cool.Homemade sandwich bread

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  • Beth Cranford July 17, 2013, 6:45 PM

    Looks yummy! I wonder how it would be if I used some fresh whole wheat flour? I didn’t know that about covers for your bread pans, I’ll have to try that. Thanks for the tip!

  • Laura Macklem July 17, 2013, 6:50 PM

    Beth, there is a recipe for light wheat bread that is almost the exact recipe. We love that too! See the link in this article. Happy baking!

  • Samantha S January 2, 2014, 9:55 PM

    Can you cook with oat flour only?

  • Laura Macklem January 2, 2014, 10:21 PM

    Hi Samantha! No, you can not use oat flour only, because oat flour is nothing but ground up oats. This bread is fantastic – – I hope you try it! You should really check out “Healthy Breads in Five.”

    • Arthur January 8, 2016, 12:27 PM

      Can you use any other flour than wheat flour? Trying to stay away from any wheat in bread or otherwise! Thanx.

  • InternetC January 7, 2014, 4:00 AM

    Hi, came across your post looking for recipes with oat flour. I bake the artisan-in-5 every day and am wondering about the method you use. Don’t you let the dough first rise 2-4 hours before putting it in the fridge? Does that work? And how high do you set the oven for bread in a Pullman? I only just recently bought a Pullman tin and the bread didn’t come out well after 45min on 180C. Hot and brown enough but sticky inside (used 1 cup rye flour, rest all purpose). Thanks!

  • Laura Macklem January 7, 2014, 4:12 AM

    InternetC, I am so grateful for your post. I neglected to put some crucial directions in the recipe, but now I’ve fixed them. Thank you!

    With the Pullman, I’ve always baked the bread at 450, as the recipe suggests. Did you amend the recipe, or did you follow it exactly? Which recipe did you use – – the European Peasant Bread?

  • InternetC January 8, 2014, 7:37 AM

    Hi, I use the original recipe from Jeff and Zoe, just play around with the types of flour. Did another bread yesterday and that came out fine. Also using a cheap version of the Pullman tin (can’t get the real thing here) so that might influence things as well. I recently read on the artisan-in-5 site about how you can prepare the bread and put it in the fridge overnight for the 2nd rise, that’s why I was curious about your post, didn’t mean to criticise :-). Good luck!

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