Breads, Yeast Breads

Oatmeal Wheat Bread with Sunflower Seeds

This is a hearty bread with good texture but not too heavy on the whole wheat.  The true test with wheat bread seems to be if I can get my son to eat it, this one works.

1 cup oatmeal
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup warm water
2 tsp yeast
1 Tbl sugar
1/2 cup white flour
1½ tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1½ cups wheat flour
1¼ cups white flour

In saucepan combine oats and milk.  Cook over medium heat until oats are soft about 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Stir in sunflower seeds and oil; cool to lukewarm.  In large bowl, dissolve yeast in the 1/2 cup warm water with 1 Tbl sugar.  Pour oatmeal mixture into yeast.  Add the 1/2 cup white flour, salt, and sugar, blend.  Mix in remaining wheat flour and white flour to make a stiff dough.  Knead.  Turn into greased bowl, let rise about 1 hour.  Punch down and make into one loaf.  Put in greased bread pan, let rise 45 minutes.  Bake in 350° oven for 38-45 minutes.

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