Nom nom nommmm! I am much more of a "Bread Monster" than a "Cookie Monster"!
I really love bread and when I say bread I don't mean that saggy toast you pull out of a plastic bag that has been sitting in the store for God knows how long. I mean fresh out of the oven, full, warm, fluffy bread. At this point you are probably thinking, "this girl is crazy and I thought she was a health freak... bread isn't healthy". But ah ha! Bread isn't unhealthy if you choose or bake the right kinds, and obviously eat in moderation. We all know its tempting to devour that whole load of bread that steaming as you slowly slice through. Wow, anyone else craving bread now? But I'm getting ahead of myself (seems to happen a lot, oops).
Bread isn't just super yummy it can also be really good for you, especially if you don't eat any or a lot of meat. You needs to provide for your body, give it what it needs. If you stay clear of meat then it is super important you get a lot of grains into your diet. Aka YOU CAN (and should) EAT MORE BREAD! But the right kinds, not any of that nasty white flour BS :) Another plus is that it's super easy to just make a sandwich for lunch or avocado toast! Like come on, I think we can all agree that the best quick lunch is avocado toast. Simply heaven
Now, I have never baked bread before this recipe so this was really an experiment but it honestly turned out super great! It really is incredibly tasty and it requires basically nothing, only the basics. This recipe is also vegan which actually wasn't something I was aiming to do but it just ended up that way. Once again, another thing that can be something for most (minus the gluten free people - I am deeply sorry for your situation if it is medical because bread is freaking awesome. Just in case I didn't already make that clear).
This bread is actually super yummy for an afternoon or pre workout snack. Below is a picture of my snack this afternoon before my Core and Flex yoga class and it's ideal for giving you lots of nutrition, protein and an energy kick to survive. This was two small slices of the oat bread with almond butter, nana, chia seeds and flax seeds. SO YUMMY!
So if you are looking for literally the simplest bread recipe ever then this is the one for you! I have a feeling I'll be making this ALL the time and I'm convinced that if you give it a shot, you will too. :)
Xoxo Sea Salt & Poms
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup spelt flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt - aka a sprinkle
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 cup Almond milk
- Preheat oven to 230 degrees ( C )
- Grind oats in blender or food processor.
- Toss the oats, flour and salt into a big bowl.
- In a smaller bowl add the honey, coconut oil and milk. Stir thoroughly. If your coconut oil is a very thick consistency then you can decide to melt the mixture before mixing, either works perfectly fine.
- Combine both mixtures (in large bowl). Once you have mixed it all together, form the dough into a ball. You can add a little more flour at this point to try to manage the stickiness.
- Before placing in oven you can drizzle a little more flour on top before placing in oven - just for the rustic factor :)
- After 20 minutes you're bread should be all ready, warm and delicious. You can check if the bread is down by flipping it upside down and tapping the bottom - it should sound hollow.