July 28, 2011

Vegan Rye-Oat Quick Bread

 

A couple days ago I had a craving for bread...and not just any bread, but fresh, homemade bread! So even though I practically live next door to a bakery, I decided to make some myself. 

Looking through my bookmarked recipes, I came across one that claimed to take no more than 30 minutes. Since it doesn't use yeast, there is no kneading or rising time required, meaning I could satisfy my craving much quicker!

I also had some rye flour in my cupboard that I had been anxiously waiting to bake something with, so I took this opportunity to try making a rye bread. For such a quick and easy process, I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! 

It had a slightly sweet, nutty flavour (from the oats), with a crunchy crust and a dense, moist interior. It reminded me a lot of Irish soda bread, which I also love. 

I ate some by itself, some slathered in margarine and jam, and even some dipped into my soup with dinner. Mmm now I'm getting a craving for more...



Here is the recipe:
Adapted from A Healthy Passion

1 cup rolled oats, ground into a flour-like consistency in the blender
1 cup rye flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1.5 tbsp agave nectar
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 cup almond milk

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the melted coconut oil and agave, then add almond milk. Mix wet and dry ingredients and stir until everything is incorporated into a dough. 
Shape the dough into a ball and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes (mine took 25 mins, but my oven usually takes a bit longer to cook things all the way through). 
Cool on a wire rack and slice. 

Note: This was best eaten fresh on the same day it was made. By the next day, it got a bit dry, but a quick zap in the microwave softened it up again.



5 comments:

  1. Yum, that looks good! Make some more for me when I'm home!

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  2. Ooh, stumbling across this on Finding Vegan and had to click--I love quick breads, and this looks so delicious and easy! It may be 90+ degrees out, but now I want soup and fresh bread :D

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  3. Glad you liked it! You're right - it was both delicious and easy! And I think bread fresh from the oven is welcome in any kind of weather :)

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  4. do you suppose this would freeze well once sliced?
    -Anne.

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  5. @Anonymous

    Hi Anne...Yes, I put the leftovers of my bread in the freezer the next day so that I could enjoy it longer, and it seemed to work fine! I did not pre-slice it all first though, I just put the whole thing in a ziplock bag.

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