I did it. I made gluten-filled bread. You’re probably thinking, “Colleen, why feature non-gf bread on a Gluten-free/Paleo blog?” Well, simply put, my adorable partner Ron is most definitely still a bread and gluten lover. In fact, it’s better for him to eat lots of fiber and less meat because of his blood pressure. His health seems perfect now that he has lowered his meat intake, and he isn’t a Paleo follower–so why deny him his Oatmeal bread? Different strokes for different folks, right? I’m certainly not forcing him to eat or not eat anything! And while I’m not eating bread or pasta, really, that doesn’t mean that I don’t think a taste now and then is okay! (Because I do… unless you have a serious allergy.) I also made this bread because I’ve never made true bread (made with yeast) before, and I’ve been so curious as to the results. Could a girl with no bread maker make a decent loaf of bread at home?! I’ve tried my hand at a no-yeast Quick Bread–Honey Oat Quick Bread– and while I liked it, I didn’t LOVE it. You can tell it’s missing something—that something being yeast. There’s a certain tang or taste that just wasn’t there for me.
So, when I saw the Alexandra’s Kitchen recipe for No-Knead Oatmeal Bread, I knew I had to try it out. A bread made with yeast but no kneading? I’m a girl on a budget and cannot afford a bread-maker or standing mixer. This recipe is perfect for me! Because I am a novice bread-maker with little to no experience, I decided to follow her recipe exactly. Yeast is a whole new ball game, and I’m not sure what the rules of the game are for that sensitive of an ingredient!
Anyway, folks, I’m not the spiritual type, but hallelujah, Alexandra. This bread is DELICIOUS!
Okay, I have to admit something: I may or may not have forgotten to let the bread do a full second rise. (Really, BB?) So, even with a slightly more dense loaf, the results of this recipe are GREAT. This bread tastes just like regular, sweet homemade white-wheat bread!, and it’s made up of oats, white flour and wheat flour. Ron went back for thirds and kept saying, “I could eat this every day!” Honestly, I am now considering making this every week for him instead of buying bread. Why buy bread if you can make a homemade loaf that’s a cinch to bake?! I’ve copied her recipe verbatim, and I am again linking you to the recipe! To my non-Paleo followers…try this! You won’t be disappointed.