Friday, April 27, 2012

Orange Oatmeal Breakfast Loaf

With over 100+ bread recipes on the blog, it is not easy to come up with more new recipes. Particularly when you want everyone in the house to eat them and finish it. I agree, I have not baked a lot of crusty breads. Why should I bake them to end up eating all by myself. If it is a sweet bread, it is sure to be eaten plus most of my neighbors like the sweet stuff anyway. This recipe is adapted from a very old bread book that I have. The book is in such a bad shape that I couldn't even see the title of the book.  I had some orange juice that needed to be used up, so this worked perfectly. Do stop by tomorrow for a savory bread recipe that is simple to make but very tasty.
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Ingredients: (Makes 4 mini loaves or 1 Large loaf)
Warm water - 1 cup
Freshly squeezed orange juice - 1 cup
Oil - 1/4 cup
Orange zest - 1 TBSP
Eggs - 2 large lightly beaten
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Oats - 2 cups (quick or rolled oats. I used rolled oats)
Sugar - 2/3 cup
Baking Soda - 2 tsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Mini Chocolate chips - 1 cup

Method:
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease one large ( 9X5) or 4 mini loaf pans with vegetable oil spray. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, orange zest. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk together beaten eggs, oil, water, orange juice. Dump the dry ingredients into wet and stir to combine gently. Stir in the chocolate chips. Divide among the mini loaf pans or pour the batter into the large pan. Bake the mini loaves for 40 minutes and the large loaf for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn it on to the wire rack to cool completely.
Notes:
This is not a very sweet bread. You could add about 1/4 cup sugar to the batter if you like it very sweet. This makes a good breakfast loaf or a snack bread.
This is my entry for the Blogging Marathon started by Srivalli.

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26 comments:

  1. Wow that was a perfect one for a evening time with a cup of tea.... Love it..

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  2. very delicious n healthy bread...looks awesome
    Super Yummy Recipes

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  3. So soft and flavourful loaf..

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  4. Wow...love that oat meal touch to the bread...bread looks soft and yum.....

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  5. How much of energy you have with your bread baking. I am so impressed. I was thinking of baking some this week.

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    1. Srimathi, I would bake and cook for a living if I could. But can't pay bills with this obsession, so I stick to my IT job and do this to bust out stress.

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  6. This is a great looking loaf and perfect breakfast ingredients ! I tried your palya buns, made it with whole wheat and used only potatoes for stuffing, turned out amazing...thanks a ton for that recipe and totally love your blog !!

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  7. Tried the palya buns recipe from your blog...Used whole wheat and only potatoes for stuffing, turned out great...thanks for recipe and your blog really rocks !!

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    1. Thanks Arch for the feedback and kind words. I am glad you liked the palya bun.

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  8. Thats an elegant and healthy loaf, wish to kick start my day with this yummy loaf..

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  9. looks so mouthwatering...you really are a very talented baker!

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  10. As Mireille said you are a very talented baker,loved all your recipes in BM...the loaf looks tempting and makes me hungry....

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  11. Lovely loaves. Inviting clicks.

    Vardhini
    CooksJoy

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  12. Loafs look great. Love those citrus - chocolate flavors.

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  13. The bread has a lovely texture resembling that of a cake. I love baking/cooking with citrus, gives that burst of fresh flavors the moment it enters the mouth. Nice...

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  14. Yummy looking breakfast loaves.. Love the combination of orange & chocolate.

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  15. wow...100+ baked recipes...i loved this loaf

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  16. Love those chocolate addition!

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  17. Bread looks so nice with a lovely crumb...

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  18. Wish someone would bake me such breads every day.Love the texture and the addition of chocolate.

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  19. The loaves look cute, soft and so yummy. I love the speckled effect of the chocolate chips.

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