Oatmeal Breakfast Bread (TWD)

August 17, 2010 – Comments (14)

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Things have a bit hazy for me this past week, as I’ve been fighting a nasty respiratory infection. Feeling under the weather + medication + hot summer weather = yuck!

Under normal circumstances, this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe for Oatmeal Breakfast Bread would be a cinch to prepare. However, in my medicated state I was a complete ding dong and left out the most important ingredient – oats. Hello, it’s in the recipe title for goodness sake!

For a change of pace, this Dorie Greenspan breakfast bread (you can find the complete recipe at Natalie’s blog, Oven Love) leans on the healthy side of things, with applesauce and a little oil taking the place of butter. With an addition of dried fruit (dried figs in my case), oats (unfortunately, no oats this time), and a sprinkling of nuts (sliced almonds topped my loaves), this looks like a semi-healthy breakfast bread. Just ignore the cup of sugar that the recipe calls for.

I put my “once in a blue moon” mini loaf pan to use again, and the full recipe yielded exactly eight mini loaves. These small loaves baked in a 325 degree oven for approx 25 minutes.

True to Dorie’s description, this bread is super soft and tender and it needed to cool substantially before I could remove the loaves from the pan.

These unassuming looking loaves were delicious! I did miss the oats, as I think they would have given a nice textural contrast to the soft crumb. The dried figs were fantastic, as they give a nice chew and just a touch of sweetness.

Now if you will excuse me, I’m going back to bed…

14 Responses to Oatmeal Breakfast Bread (TWD)

  1. Eliana says:

    Your mini loaves look absolutely perfect :)

  2. Mary says:

    Love this! I can't wait to try this!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  3. The Food Librarian says:

    Yummy! Love the mini loaves…and those summer colds are the worst! Feel better! – mary

  4. Natalie says:

    Loving the almonds on top. Thanks for baking with me this week- feel better soon!

  5. Shandy says:

    The mini loaves are So CUTE! I am sorry you are under the weather and hope you get feeling better SOON.

  6. Jeannette says:

    I hope you feel much better!!

    Your mini loaves make me sad that I keep pushing off buying myself a set because your mini loaves look enchanting!

  7. Jennifer says:

    Your mini loaves look wonderful!

    Sorry you're feeling icky. Get well soon.

  8. Paula says:

    Aw-w-w-. Get well soon! Can't imaging these without the oatmeal but they look like they would be good.

  9. My Little Space says:

    Linda, hope you're getting better now! These mini breads look awesome. I am loving it. Thank you for sharing… even you're not feeling well.
    Blessings, kristy

  10. Kayte says:

    Hope you are completely well as you are reading this. I should have used my little pans as this is definitely the way to go with these…we loved the bread and I used figs as well, sooooo gooood!!

  11. Katrina says:

    Ahh, I love the little mini loaves. They look great!

  12. Nickki says:

    Your mini loaves look so good! Hope you are feeling better soon.

  13. TeaLady says:

    Good idea to use 'that' pan. I didn't think to use mine. Next time.

    Hope you are feeling better now.

  14. steph- whisk/spoon says:

    no oats–oops! glad to see that they came our delish anyway. hope you are feeling better!

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