Oatmeal Bread

2 C Boiling water
1 C Rolled oats, regular or quick cooking
½ C Black strap molasses
2 t Salt
1 T Soy margarine
½ C Lukewarm water
1 pkg Yeast
3 ½ C All-purpose flour
1 C Whole wheat flour
½ C Ground flax seed

1. Put boiling water and oatmeal into large mixing bowl. Add margarine, stir thoroughly and let stand 45 minutes.
2. When oatmeal mixture is ready, put lukewarm water and yeast in small bowl, allow yeast to dissolve. Then add yeast, molasses and salt to oatmeal and stir.
3. Stir flours and flaxseed. Beat thoroughly and let rise until double in bulk. Add just enough flour to make dough just firm enough to knead. Knead for several minutes. Shape into 2 loaves and place into lightly oiled bread pans.
4. Let rise until almost double in bulk. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

By: Lauren Fiske


Makes 16 slices.
Per slice(93g): 200 calories, 2.8g fat, 0.4g sat fat, 3.3g fiber, 37g carbohydrate, 5.3g protein, 2.8mg iron