Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Whole Wheat Oats & Chia Bread - Fire up your Oven - Day 7

Next bake in the series is another yeast bread, but one that is hearty and healthy. With a big of pack of chia seeds in my pantry, i was looking for recipes where i can use them. Apart from using them in my fruit juice and smoothies, i wanted to bake with them. While browsing for oats bake recipes, i came across these Whole wheat flaxseed buns @ King Arthur flour website. Yeah, that website is like a warehouse of bakes, right, you want to bake every bread, i should every bake in that site.
First time, i tried these i used half chia and half flax and baked as burger buns. The second time, i used chia meal completely and baked it as a loaf. The loaf came out super soft and fluffy, for a whole wheat flour and the oats in it, i expected it to be a bit dense. But then, it came out very good and we relished with a lip-smacking Nutella, apple and walnut sandwich.
Ingredients
2 cups Bread Flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick oats)
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 1/2 tsp instant yeast
1/2 cup Chia meal (chia seeds powdered)

3/4 Cup warm water/ milk
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup canola oil or melted butter

1/4 cup yogurt

3 tbsp honey
1/4 cup orange juice
Method
  • I used my food processor to make the dough, it can also be hand kneaded. Take the flours, oats and chia meal together in the processor bowl. Run i t in slow speed for the flours to mix well. Now add instant yeast, honey and salt to it.
  • Take the liquids orange juice, oil and water together in a measuring cup. Add yogurt to the flour mix and slowly add the liquid ingredients slowly to the flour mix and start kneading a soft and smooth dough. Since i kneaded using processor, i kneaded around 5-6 minutes in medium speed to get a soft dough. If kneading by hand, knead a little longer to get a soft dough.
  • Let the kneaded dough rest in a well-oiled owl for about 60 - 90 minutes or until it is doubled in size. Once doubled, take the dough on to a kneading surface, punch down the excess air. Roll it to a rectangle and fold it into a envelope and place in a well-oiled parchment laid bread pan. I used 9 x 5 loaf pan. Let the bread rest for about 30-40 minutes for it to rise a bit above the rim and gets a good dome.
  • During the last 10 minutes of the second rise, preheat the oven to 180C. Brush the top of the bread with cream or milk and oil mix. Sprinkle white sesame on top generously. Bake the bread for about 30-40 minutes or until the top is nicely browned.
  • Once done, take the pan out of the oven, remove the bread on to a wire rack, let it cool completely. Slice and serve for breakfast. I made a delicious nutella apple and walnuts sandwich for our breakfast with the bread.




21 comments:

  1. I have chia seeds with me.. Should try this beautiful loaf... Bookmarking it..

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  2. I LOVE King Arthur site and all of their products -- everything I've tried till now was a hit. Love your oats and chia loaf. I've never used chia seeds in breads and this is a great recipe to try.

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  3. That is one yummy and healthy bread. Perfect way to start the day.

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  4. The KAF site is a recipe mine. I havent tried too many recipes from there, but whatever I have tried have cme out well. This loaf looks soft and well risen.

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  5. You put together an interesting sandwich. For some reason I can not get myself to make a sandwich with fruits. But nice way to start the day.

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  6. yummmm !! great breakfast idea.. but like Usha I too cant make a fruit based sandwich although I can eat bread and fruits separately at breakfast.. dont get chia seeds here. but heard so much about those....

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  7. healthy bread and perfectly baked

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  8. Now here's a good recipe to try the chia seeds you gave!!! The pics look amazing

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  9. I have not used chia seeds in bakes. Your loaf looks soft. I love your experiments.

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  10. Now you reminded me that I too have a small pack of these, yes sent by you,,,and the bread looks so well made , the texture is amazing.

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  11. Never used chia seeds in my cooking, i always want to get some from organic stores, but everytime chia seeds packets play hide and seek with me, hope a day i'll get them and start my experiments with.. Btw bread looks marvellous with beautiful crust.

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  12. Beautiful texture and love that sandwich!

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  13. Priya this bread is so good. again a bookmark. need to find chia seeds now

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  14. I love these chia seeds. Small seeds with way toooo much nutrients. Its great to add them in bread

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  15. I ma saving up those Chia seeds for something special and think will use it up for this one. Lovely texture and I am in love with that last pic...Delicious....

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  16. Looks so good and love the texture of the bread! I have not used chia seeds in bread. Should give it a try :)

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  17. This bread is perfectly baked and nice texture.

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  18. Never used chai seeds in my baking..Love to put my hands on it..And love the texture you got on your sandwich bread..

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  19. Wow what a texture so beautiful and now I am going to use those chia seeds and bookmarking this recipe..

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  20. I am yet to use those chia seeds you sent for us. This looks like a perfect recipe to use it...

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  21. my chia seeds that you sent are all mixed in millets. the yellow one. Do you think they will make a good bread? i am loving your breads Priya just had my lunch now your bread is making me wonder if I did have lunch!!

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