Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Oatmeal Breakfast Bread (TWD)

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Things have a bit hazy for me this past week, as I've been fighting a nasty respiratory infection. Feeling under the weather + medication + hot summer weather = yuck!

Under normal circumstances, this week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe for Oatmeal Breakfast Bread would be a cinch to prepare. However, in my medicated state I was a complete ding dong and left out the most important ingredient - oats. Hello, it's in the recipe title for goodness sake!
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For a change of pace, this Dorie Greenspan breakfast bread (you can find the complete recipe at Natalie's blog, Oven Love) leans on the healthy side of things, with applesauce and a little oil taking the place of butter. With an addition of dried fruit (dried figs in my case), oats (unfortunately, no oats this time), and a sprinkling of nuts (sliced almonds topped my loaves), this looks like a semi-healthy breakfast bread. Just ignore the cup of sugar that the recipe calls for.

I put my "once in a blue moon" mini loaf pan to use again, and the full recipe yielded exactly eight mini loaves. These small loaves baked in a 325 degree oven for approx 25 minutes.
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True to Dorie's description, this bread is super soft and tender and it needed to cool substantially before I could remove the loaves from the pan.

These unassuming looking loaves were delicious! I did miss the oats, as I think they would have given a nice textural contrast to the soft crumb. The dried figs were fantastic, as they give a nice chew and just a touch of sweetness.

Now if you will excuse me, I'm going back to bed...

14 comments:

Eliana said...

Your mini loaves look absolutely perfect :)

Mary said...

Love this! I can't wait to try this!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

The Food Librarian said...

Yummy! Love the mini loaves...and those summer colds are the worst! Feel better! - mary

Natalie said...

Loving the almonds on top. Thanks for baking with me this week- feel better soon!

Shandy said...

The mini loaves are So CUTE! I am sorry you are under the weather and hope you get feeling better SOON.

Jeannette said...

I hope you feel much better!!

Your mini loaves make me sad that I keep pushing off buying myself a set because your mini loaves look enchanting!

Jennifer said...

Your mini loaves look wonderful!

Sorry you're feeling icky. Get well soon.

Paula said...

Aw-w-w-. Get well soon! Can't imaging these without the oatmeal but they look like they would be good.

My Little Space said...

Linda, hope you're getting better now! These mini breads look awesome. I am loving it. Thank you for sharing... even you're not feeling well.
Blessings, kristy

Kayte said...

Hope you are completely well as you are reading this. I should have used my little pans as this is definitely the way to go with these...we loved the bread and I used figs as well, sooooo gooood!!

Katrina said...

Ahh, I love the little mini loaves. They look great!

Nickki said...

Your mini loaves look so good! Hope you are feeling better soon.

TeaLady said...

Good idea to use 'that' pan. I didn't think to use mine. Next time.

Hope you are feeling better now.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

no oats--oops! glad to see that they came our delish anyway. hope you are feeling better!

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