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Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Bread

June 2008

The raisin bread I usually make calls for whole wheat & all-purpose flours, honey, milk, butter and eggs. This cinnamon raisin oatmeal bread, that is a little less cake-like (but just as delicious), calls for whole wheat & all-purpose flours, rolled oats, honey, milk and olive oil.

cinnamon raisin oatmeal bread © ejm June 2008

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Directly after shaping the loaves, I sprayed them with water and sprinkled quick-oats on top as decoration.

cinnamon raisin oatmeal bread © ejm June 2008

I use an instant read meat thermometer to check for doneness of bread. Generally, I look for the bread to be around 210F. This bread is allegedly overdone; the recipe said to aim for 185F. It also said that the bread would take 35 to 50 minutes to bake. It was in the oven for 30 minutes....

thermometer © ejm June 2008
cinnamon raisin oatmeal bread © ejm June 2008

cinnamon raisin oatmeal bread © ejm June 2008thermometer © ejm June 2008

There was concern from the gallery that bread made with rolled oats would be puddinglike. Not so. It has a lovely crumb.

cinnamon raisin oatmeal bread © ejm June 2008

When I was cleaning the thermometer after pulling it out of the bread, it suddenly and inexplicably pulled apart. Quel calamity! Without it, I'll no longer have a clear idea whether bread is done or not. (Oh for the days when knocking on the bottom to hear the hollow drum-like sound was enough for me!)

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Luckily, the taste of the bread took away the sting of the broken thermometer. This is really good bread!

cinnamon raisin oatmeal bread © ejm June 2008

Because there are only two of us, we cut the loaves in half and freeze the halves (double bagged) that we aren't eating right away. This photo was taken just before the two unwrapped half-loaves were bagged for the freezer.

cinnamon raisin oatmeal bread © ejm June 2008

Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Bread

to blog from OUR kitchen:
cinnamon raisin oatmeal bread (includes recipe) ~ Multigrain Bread (BBD#09) (includes recipe for bread made with seeds, corn, rolled oats, oat groats, oat bran, buckwheat, rye and wheat flours)

to recipes from OUR kitchen:
another raisin bread



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cinnamon raisin oatmeal bread © ejm June 2008

cinnamon raisin oatmeal bread © ejm June 2008





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