Thank you so much for the love and well-wishes for my son over the past two weeks! It means so much to us. He is starting to feel a lot better. To be honest, the recovery from having his tonsils and adenoids out was tougher than I anticipated. It took him almost the full two weeks to want to eat again. I suspect we will be making up for lost time soon, and I’ll be trying hard to keep up with feeding him.
It is crazy, now when I walk into my son’s room at night to check on him I have to put my finger under his nose to make sure he is still breathing. I've never had that problem before. I was so used to him snoring, the silence feels odd, but I know it’s a good sign. He is almost his normal self again, and for that I am extremely grateful.
Onto today’s recipe…
Today is all about delicious fresh bread. Do you love fresh bread? I thought you might. :)
A couple of weeks ago I shared a simple way to make your own oat flour.
How to Make Oat Flour
Today I’m sharing with you a fast bread recipe that is perfect for using the lovely, healthy flour you made. If you haven’t made it yet, what are you waiting for? It’s so easy!
This Oat Bread recipe is designed for a bread machine, although I am sure you can make it by hand. The oat bread recipe is great for the express or rapid setting on your bread machine- on my machine that means fresh bread in
under an hour! Not only will your home smell like delicious homemade bread, you can feel confident knowing every ingredient in the bread you are feeding your beautiful body, and your loved ones.
Lately, I've been on a bread making marathon. If you walk into my home there is a pretty good chance you’ll hear the bread machine cranking away on the counter. As much as possible, I use homemade bread for my children’s
sandwiches or morning toast. The bread machine is a miracle worker for a busy Mom (or Dad) that wants to feed their family fresh bread without a lot of effort. You simple add the ingredients to the machine and push start.
Experimenting with my bread machine by creating new breads is something I really enjoy. Search the shelves of your local grocery store for ingredients you want to try. My creations don’t always turnout but don’t be scared to try new things, it is part of the fun.
If you’re making bread on the weekend you may even have time to watch a movie while the bread machine does all the work. Some of the movies we've seen recently and really enjoyed are: August Rush (a top favorite!!), Argo, Hotel Transylvania (laughed a lot), and the documentary Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead (eye opening and inspirational). Have you seen any good movies lately? Let me know, we love movie ideas!
Have a great day, friends! Take a deep breath; can you smell the bread baking?
Oat Bread (1.5lb Loaf)
1 cup + 2Tbsp. hot water
2 Tbsp. oil (olive oil & vegetable oil both work)
2 Tbsp. Turbinado sugar or Agave Nectar
1 tsp. salt
2 cups bread flour
1 cup oat flour
5 tsp. fast rising or bread machine yeast
Add the hot water, then oil to the bread machine.
Next add the sugar and salt.
Add the bread flour and oat flour. Make a well in the center of the flour, and carefully add yeast to the well, making sure it does not come into contact with the liquid.
Select the express or rapid setting on the bread machine for a 1.5lb loaf. Push start.
With love, gratitude, & homemade goodness,