Monday, 12 September 2016

Mia's Recipe: Cinnamon Wholemeal Oatmeal Bread

If you didn't know, it's been almost 2 months since I embarked on an #eatclean diet (read about it HERE) and I've been avoiding refined carbohydrates ever since, apart from my cheat days. 
And so, I've thrown out all of my white flours (well, actually they expired in my cupboard) and replaced them with organic wholemeal flour and low-carb flour mix (mixture of wholegrain flours) and following the usual bread recipe and bread-making procedures using white flour, these were what I got.




Even though the bread loaf were still relatively soft, they were extremely short (as if my yeast weren't activated), dense and crumbly, like an over-mixed cake. 
After reading up on google, it turned out I either have to adopt the tedious overnight sponge dough method, or add in another ingredient to my recipe, the vital wheat gluten. 
And of course, being the lazy me, I chose the 2nd option. 

And so, here's my recipe for a yummy Cinnamon Wholemeal Oatmeal bread! 


Finally, I got my pretty dome shaped bread instead of the previous flat-tops. The loaf still turned out pretty short as I'm baking a <500g loaf with a 500g/750g bread loaf pan (Mayer Bread Machine). 

The ingredients you'll need are:
240g wholemeal flour
200ml milk
30ml honey 
35g oatmeal (I used quick-cook)
35g unsalted butter
3 tsp vital wheat gluten
(add 1.5 tsp for every cup of wholemeal flour)
1 tsp ceylon cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 small mayer tsp instant yeast
(should be around 4.5g) 

First up, I added all the wholemeal flour and milk into the bread pan first, stir slightly and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. 
After which, I added in honey, yeast, salt, and vital wheat gluten and let it sit for another 10 minutes before I start the machine on mix dough function, which will mix and knead the dough for 25 minutes. 
After kneading, start the machine on wholegrain function (if you're using Mayer 12) and add in soften butter, oatmeal and cinnamon. 
Check the dough after everything is well mixed and add more liquid or flour by the teaspoons if required. 


Compared to a white loaf, a 100% wholemeal loaf is still much denser and heavier, but that's what you should expect from a 100% wholemeal bread. The loaf has a slight cinnamon-honey sweetness to it and if you're a fan of cinnamon, you should totally try this out!

To get the wholegrain flour and ceylon cinnamon I've used for this recipe, hop over to iHerb right now!

Till then,
Mia Foo

13 comments:

  1. Ooo...I love the smell of cinnamon! Is it true that bread baking is harder than cake baking? Or is it the same?

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  2. The scent of cinnamon is really very special, especially on well-baked bread. It is hard to bake bread that is fluffy and soft and not crumbly.

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  3. Thanks for the review. I love the aroma & flavor of cinnamon. Its a regular in my kitchen. Good to know about the trial & error you made. Helps those who wanna try this out.

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  4. This is why baking and I aren't really good friends. I don't hate it but it's easier to cook than bake. Good to know that you found a recipe that you're satisfied with!

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  5. A wholemeal oatmeal bread sounds really good! I've never tried making one on my own before. That's pretty fun. It's nice that you've tried a different recipe, the second one looks better.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your recipe! I haven't baked in a while, but I have to try this!

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  7. Omg I wish that I have a bread machine I can bake this loaf at home. Yummmsss.

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  8. I love any food with cinnamon. Even coffee I love it. I might try this recipe when Im ok (still on bedrest due to flu) bookmarked this now

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  9. Would want to try your Cinnamon oatmeal bread. Husband and the kids love cinnamon while this mommy consumes a lot of oatmeal. Ive read that oatmeal is good for breastfeeding moms and i breastfeed my 1year old. I hope I could make my bread that pretty as well.

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  10. Great recipe! I love bread plus I'm a big fan of cinnamon ☺☺☺ saving this and will try it soon!!! ☺

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  11. Great recipe! I love bread plus I'm a big fan of cinnamon ☺☺☺ saving this and will try it soon!!! ☺

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  12. This looks really yummy! And it is always nice to be able to cook your own yummy foodie. We just cooked banana cake today and this recipe you have is something we can try next time.

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  13. This looks delicious! I would really want to have the luxury of time and skills to bake too! I've been wanting to eat clean since I went back from a business trip. Sadly, I haven't done anything so significant for that. At least this recipe is an encouragement!

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