Tuesday, August 17, 2010

TWD: Oatmeal Breakfast Bread


I was definitely interested when I saw the name of this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie selection, Oatmeal Breakfast Bread, since it sounds like an amalgamation of what Josh and I eat for breakfast. After much experimentation, I have decided oatmeal is the only breakfast that can get me through to lunch without snacking and eat it pretty much every weekday (I have had my hands full with granola this week, though)and Josh always eats some kind of carby breakfast treat or bread. I was expecting this to be a grainy, lightly-sweetened bread. Though there are delightful bites of chewy oats, the bread turned out to be more like a coffee cake speckled with chunks of dried fruit (I may have gone a little overboard on the dried fruit). No complaints, though, it’s absolutely delicious.



In the recipe notes, Dorie says this recipe was most likely developed in the eighties, when applesauce was often used in baked goods to replace much of the fat, and this recipe actually does not contain any butter(!) – just applesauce and canola oil. I am very impressed at how warm and rich-tasting this bread was, despite the lack of butter.

We rated this recipe a 7.5 for Deliciousness and I give it a 2 for Effort, for an EDR of 3.75. Many thanks to Natalie of Oven Love for picking a fantastic recipe. You can find the recipe here on Natalie’s site and visit the TWD site to see what the other bakers thought of this bread.

11 comments:

Mimi said...

I love all of the fruit in your bread.
Mimi

Tracey said...

Oh wow, there is a lot of fruit in your bread! It looks fabulous. I've yet to find the perfect breakfast to help me get to lunch without snacking but I'm still on the hunt. I get bored eating the same thing every day so I need lots of variety in my life :)

Natalie said...

All that fruit looks so tasty! Thanks for baking with me. (PS- I love the name Margot. I want to use it if I ever have a baby girl. :) )

Clivia said...

Yes, there are a lot of dried goodies in your loaf but it's held up well. ::g:: Definitely a no-fail bread.

spike. said...

your bread looks gorgeous with all the fruit bits! wish I had some to add to my batter.

TeaLady said...

I KNOW! I expected it to be heavy, but it was just moist and delicious.

jillbert said...

Your bread looks delicious! I liked this a lot, and I was thrilled that it didn't have a stick of butter.

Kayte said...

Looks wonderful, inside and out...fun the way you cut it so we could see all that wonderful goodness inside. We loved this, too, and I am thinking muffins from this soon.

Chef Bee said...

Looks great, I love the texture and color. Thanks for sharing.

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Leslie said...

You sound like you eat the same breakfast as I do...oatmeal every day with the occasional bowl of granola thrown in.

Your bread looks great! I love the little bits of fruit. This one got such great reviews that I'm going to make it again just in case I did something wrong.

Paula said...

The picture of the slice is so pretty with all the colors. Very nice.